What Do the PayPal Proposed Changes Mean To My Business?

PayPal Changes and The Law
PayPal Changes and The Law

In the famous words of Biggie Smalls, "Damn, [PayPal] wanna stick me for my paper."   But is it? In the last 72 hours, the internet has been running rampant about the new PayPal User Agreement, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015.  If you were to run a search with the following or similar search terms – “PayPal intellectual property” or PayPal user agreement” or … [Read more...]

Arkansas Bill keeps the Shutter Open to Lawsuits

The Arkansas Bill and What it Means for Photographers
The Arkansas Bill and What it Means for Photographers

Hear that sound?  That was the sound of Photographers "shuttering" over this new Arkansas bill and what it come mean to photography as a whole.  On March 24, the Arkansas Senate passed a Bill, titled "The Personal Rights Protection Act," to protect the Individual’s name, voice, signature, and likeness from exploitation and authorized commercial use without the … [Read more...]

How To: Photography Intern Hiring

Photography Intern Hiring
Photography Intern Hiring

Your business is booming and you keep getting inquiries from fledgling photographers about internships. You start thinking about it, and a little extra help for your business might not be such a bad thing! Someone to take over some easier tasks for low (no?) cost could help ease your burden and allow you to take on more clients, all while mentoring a newbie. Sounds like a … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons To Have A Photography Contract

photography contracts (1)
photography contracts (1)

  So you've set up a photography business but now what? Facebook page? Maybe. Twitter handle? Could happen. But most important, besides skill and dedication are the contracts that will safeguard your business.   Here are the top ten reasons to have a photography contract in place.   1. Outlines client expectations Clients do not run out and get photographs taken … [Read more...]

Is photographing a logo legal?

Photographing a logo
Photographing a logo

As photographers, we don’t just have shoots in a studio. We are out and about, constantly scouting fun and unique backgrounds. This might bring us downtown, where we might utilize a unique storefront as a backdrop or having an engagement shoot in a bookstore for two bookworms. In these instances you might purposefully capture a unique business logo or book cover in a shot. Do … [Read more...]