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5 Reasons Your Photo Biz Needs To Be an LLC

Running a photography business can be overwhelming, scary and down-right frustrating sometime. The goal here, at TheLawTog, is to help you protect yourself so you don’t have to be sucked into frightening and resource-sucking issues.  One of the biggest ways you can protect your photography business, and yourself personally, is through the formation of your […]

How to Start a Photography Business (the right way!)

How to Start a Photography Business (the right way!)

Starting a photography business is exciting, but setting up business is so super important! We need to make sure you’re on the right path!   This high-level check list is great for newer or advanced photography businesses to use as a barometer for making sure you’re on the path to success. For the full FREE […]

Top 10 Reasons To Have A Photography Contract

Top 10 Reasons To Have A Photography Contract

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 […]

Can I charge my client for not signing a model release?

Can I charge my client for not signing a model release?

Engaging a client for a photography session is awesome as you’re able to execute your skills, create some art, provide images and make some money in the process.  However, something else comes out of sessions that is arguably as important as the money made from the transaction: the use of images for marketing and procuring […]

Tax Tools for Photographers

Tax Tools for Photographers

  This list is a combined list of recommended and used products by TheLawTog® team. If you have any others you recommend, feel free to put them in the comments! Organizational Tools Having a good organizational system can maximize your deductions, ease your tax anxiety and run your business more smoothly!   Online systems There are […]

What To Know When Hiring a CPA or Attorney For Your Photography Business

What To Know When Hiring a CPA or Attorney For Your Photography Business

Outsourcing some of the more technical components of your business to another professional such as a certified public accountant or attorney can be daunting for many reasons including cost, trust, and even loss of control. For most small business owners, however, it signifies the growth and success of your business up to this point and […]

Making the most of tax deductions for donated products and services

Making the most of tax deductions for donated products and services

  As a Photographer, or as part of your Photography business, you may be asked to participate in any of the above by donating goods and services. It may even be part of your marketing or operating plan to give back to your community in some or all of these ways. How do you best […]

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Email Opt-in laws for Canada, European Union countries, and Australia

We’ve written previously about the rules that apply in the USA. This article will explore the email opt-in laws for email recipients located in Canada, European Union countries, and Australia. There are obviously many more countries in the world where you might do business. CANADA The applicable legislation in Canada is Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) […]

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#Metoo – Recommendations on handling harassment as a photographer

#Metoo: Recommendations on what to do if you are harassed at an event We’ve written about harassment before on TheLawTog, but because it is a common topic of concern, we wanted to talk some specifics. Here is a free harassment clause for you to download. We also want to talk about some recommendations on what […]

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Copyright Considerations for UK Members. How to Register Copyright in the UK.

Under UK copyright law, “copyright” means the “sole right to produce or reproduce the work.” It includes the sole right to do the following, or to authorize others to do the following, with works you hold copyright in: copying your work distributing copies of it, whether free of charge or for sale renting or lending […]