Here is a visual timeline to help you understand how it all works together!
All of these aren’t necessarily needed as it depends on your client’s order and your business policies. Just keep in mind you want to prevent issues instead of trying to fix them later.
Outlining all expectations ahead of time in writing is a great way to keep expectations clear and provides a foundation for optimal customer service.
This agreement includes contractual provisions needed to outline a NON-PAID – COMPLETELY VOLUNTEER photographer and organization for either coverage of an event or individualized shots.
Comes with an Organization Informational Sheet to compile all Organization data.
Includes provisions such as:
All contracts are lawyer/photographer drafted and come in .doc files for easy editing and copy/paste into digital format for digital contracts.
Are you working commercial work? Make sure you are protected with commercial contracts!
Portfolio building is a great way to get your photography business off the ground, propelled into offering a new type of photography or simply getting yourself out of a rut by getting creative. However, in order for portfolio building to be successful for you there are come key things to understand.
Oh man - there are so many different things you can do! You don’t have to call it portfolio building or even a model call – use other language!
No way! You can charge regular prices to “build” up a portfolio – if you’re able to provide a consistent and quality result for those that will be engaging your services. Just because one puts out a model call out doesn’t mean that you have to give the images away.
Consider though – going for free model calls can be a GREAT way to learn your camera and client interactions before being on the hook for all the business stuff (formation, taxes) and money complications (See: My ultimate photography business checklist). When money is involved the pressure goes up – are you ready for it?
Make sure you have the proper insurance and contractual protections. For contracts make sure you use these documents to educate and protect: