10 Legal Tools You Don't Have to Kick 2020 Into the Past
Topic: Protecting Your Business
Time Investment: 6 minutes
Suggested Product: All-in-One Essentials Portrait Photography Contract Bundle
2020 has been the most unique year of our professional careers. We learned to weather a pandemic, found creative ways to continue business, and we've learned to excel in the face of adversity. As we close out the year and move into 2021 - fingers crossed it'll be better - we want to share with you our top products of 2020. These products are items we suggest for most business owners to have in their legal protection arsenal.
1. Force Majeure Provision:
Already have a solid contract but missing a Force Majeure Clause? No worries! The Force Majeure Clause is a provision in a contract that excuses a party from not performing its contractual obligations that become impossible or impracticable, due to an event or effect that the parties could not have anticipated or controlled. Note: This is not a full contract. This is only a provision to be added to your existing services contract.
2. Model Release Form:
Understanding how to legally protect your photography business can be overwhelming. From marketing materials to portfolio usage, knowing where and how you can use your images can be intimidating. That's why we offer an affordable Model Release Form tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every release.
If you plan to use your images for advertising or portfolio purposes, a model release form is an essential way to protect your photography business. A model release is generally signed by the subject of a photograph. It gives you permission to license or use the image. This form also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This protects you from legal action and eliminates the unknowns around publishing images.
These model release forms allow clients to easily and legally give permission for use of their photographic images (not audio or video). Please note – if you are looking for a document that gives the client complete confidence that you will not share the photographs, you need the Privacy of Photographs Agreement.