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Understanding Pinterest's terms and policies

Understanding Pinterest’s terms and policies

Pinterest is now the third most popular social network in the US in terms of traffic, making it difficult for business owners to ignore.  Photographers and other artists have a great deal to benefit from using the site to market their art, especially considering the most popular boards are “home décor”, “art”, and “design”. Pinterest …

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Photography contracts what they are all about

Photography contracts & what they are all about

Ah, so contracts – what exactly are they all about?  We’re going to dig right in, but first, let’s see what a contract actually is.  A contract is an agreement or a promise that has legally binding rights and obligations which the courts can enforce. Contracts can be created orally, written communications, or drafting of …

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Making your business more efficient by going paperless

Making your business more efficient by going paperless

As a mother of five running multiple businesses, I have been forced to find efficiency measures (such as quicker blogging, providing tools for clients to talk about me, getting my shots as close as possible in camera, and working on the go).  Another great time and money saver was to go paperless. Here are the major tips that …

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Why should I get a model release form

Why should I get a model release form?

There’s so much to think about legally when running a photography business.  Getting legit, forms needed, copyright vs model release.  Right of privacy is a big legal issue and should be adhered to and understood as much as possible by business owners, especially photographers. Understand a model release form, educate yourself and your client.  You’ll …

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Why sharing photography contracts is a BAD idea for your business

Why sharing photography contracts is a BAD idea for your business!

In life, there are some areas where it is OK to buy bargain bin products and other areas in which you should not. The legal aspect of your business is definitely an area where you don’t need to take any financial shortcuts. I understand it’s fun going out and buying new gear; it’s not fun …

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Should I sell digital files Embrace the digital age or not

Should I sell digital files? Embrace the digital age or not?

A question I am frequently asked is “Does it bother you that clients only want digital files?”  My answer: No.   As a photographer and business owner it is imperative that we are in tune with what our market wants.  Notice I didn’t say ‘what our market demands’.  The client’s desires shouldn’t demand your business. …

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5 Business forms and photography contracts every photographer needs

5 Business forms and photography contracts every photographer needs

Running a business is serious. It’s not just for fun (although it IS fun!) It can have some serious legal complications that none of us really want to mess with right?  With anything in life, we are all people.  Whether we’ve been in business a day or fifty years, we cannot control circumstances and others …

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Contracts 101 Overview of photography contracts

Contracts 101: Overview of photography contracts

A contract should be utilized with every client your studio elects to serve.  A good contract is the backbone on which a good photographer/client relationship rests. It should expressly state the duties and obligations of each party to the contract, outlining the expectations of both parties. However, in order to create a good contract, a …

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