How To Avoid Photography Client Scams

How To Avoid Photography Client Scams

Scamming isn't new, but the methods by which scammers are preying on photographers has evolved and the war continues to be waged upon unsuspecting business owners.   Here is a compiled list of reported scams that are currently occurring and the recommended course of action.  If you have any scam to report please contact us here.   Cashier Check Enticement For … [Read more...]

HOW TO: Handle bad reviews by photography clients

HOW TO: Handle bad reviews by photography clients

You have a killer session and a seemingly awesome client relationship. Then all of the sudden you see the client negatively discussing your business, work or even you personally on the internet.  What can you do?  Negative reviews can be placed on a variety of platforms ranging from Yelp to the Facebook Page feedback/rating function. Even without these review functions, … [Read more...]

Legal Issues of Photographing School Events

Legal Issues of Photographing School Events

Today everyone has the ability to take a photo anywhere, of anyone, at anytime. With this insurgence of cameras at-the-ready, a lot of uncertainty and wariness has arisen regarding what is and is not allowed. This uncertainty may not apply to you since you have likely spent time researching the legal parameters of what a professional photographer can do, but may apply to your … [Read more...]

Legal Rights for Photographers (Video)

Legal Rights for Photographers (Video)

Where can I shoot from? What are my rights?   Have no fear! TheLawTog is here with quick reference video for you!   Running a photography business is very overwhelming. Knowing how to photograph is only a sliver of it. Knowing how to set up and pay your taxes and adhere to all the laws is a whole other thing.   So I want to walk you through a … [Read more...]

What Do the PayPal Proposed Changes Mean To My Business?

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...]