One of the best ways to prepare for the challenges you will face owning a photography business is to understand the top photography issues you need to know.
Client issues will happen.
You’ve probably heard me say it a million times, but here it is again, you never have an issue until you have an issue.
For this reason you need to be prepared for when issues arise. Because they will.
Here are some of the most common issues we’ve seen y’all face + our proposed solutions:
- How to handle bad reviews by photography clients
- What if your client wants to alter the contract
- Should my photography contract & model release be separate?
- Client breaches photography contract, now what?
- Why sharing your photography contract is a bad idea for your business
- How to cancel a photography contract
- Five ways to avoid client conflict
Top Photography Issues you need to know
We know it can be overwhelming when faced with a list of articles to know where to start. We think they are all helpful, but we want to give you a little more info on each one so you can prioritize based on your situation!
How to handle bad reviews by photography clients
You rocked that session, and you really think you and the client got along well. But, then after delivery and even some positive compliments, they are posting negative reviews online about you, your business, and your work. What can you do? What should you do? Let’s learn how to deal with bad reviews!
What if your client wants to alter the contract
A client comes to you and asks to alter the contract? What do you do? Why might they want to do that? There are quite a few reasons and not all of them are because the client is trying to be difficult! This article explores how you might respond, especially when the client or their relative is an attorney! I’ve got a contract editor on my hands.
Should my photography contract & model release be separate?
A photography contract and model release can be put into one document but there are some legal and business reasons why having them separate may be best for your photography business. Some things are better separated!
Client breaches photography contract, now what?
Contracts are essential to help everyone understand their rights and responsibilities. At some point there will be a contract dispute you will be involved in. So, how do you figure out what constitutes a breach of contract? This article will provide you with some factors to consider, alongside some suggestions for how to handle a client breach.
Why sharing your photography contract is a bad idea for your business
In life, there are some areas where it is good to take up a bargain and there are also times to be aware that by sharing too much you are putting your business at risk. The legal aspect of your business is definitely an area where you don’t need to take any financial shortcuts. This article explains why. Sharing is not always caring!
How to cancel a photography contract
Sometimes a contract needs to be canceled. In order to cancel a contract, specific steps need to be taken. Minus a completely separate cancellation provision, there should be language somewhere within another provision expressly outlining how the contract may be terminated by either party. This article explains what we mean by “language” and cancellation provisions and takes you through the process of canceling a photography contract step by step. Now, where is my cancel stamp?!
Five ways to avoid client conflict
Conflict is a fact of life. If you have clients or vendors, at some point you will need to work through a miscommunication, a disagreement, or a misunderstanding. It isn’t if; it is when! What makes all the difference is how we handle the conversations and communication that happen around the conflict and can go a long way to preventing irreparable damage. This article offers five ways to avoid conflicts with your photography clients!