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Building Business Affiliations For Your Photography Business

Building Business Affiliations For Your Photography Business

Have you ever noticed when you’re out in public that crowds tend to gather? Traffic backs up for no reason in certain spots? This is because humans are creatures who naturally want and gravitate towards companionship. To be around the group and others – even if subsconciously. If you look around the world you’ll see natural pairings and companionships...
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Should photography contracts be signed with your name or business name?

Should photography contracts be signed with your name or business name?

  The other day I was going through our nighttime routine with my daughter.  As usual, she was using every stalling technique she could find in her box of magic tricks – “I want a drink of water”…”I left something really important downstairs”…”Can you read me one more story?”  I tried to redirect her by...
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To use "deposit" or "retainer" in your photography contract

To use “deposit” or “retainer” in your photography contract

It is best practice as a photographer to clearly establish your deposit/retainer policy within the terms and conditions of your contract. In fact, in my opinion a deposit/retainer policy is an essential policy for a photographer to have in their contract.   Why Should I Require a “Payment”? Your time is money, literally. As a...
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How using photography contract templates can save you money

  Using photography contract templates can save you time and money. Starting up any business is a costly endeavor; this is especially true in the photography industry. Startup costs can be astronomical due to having to secure the correct equipment and ensuring it is of professional quality. Also, a startup has a lot of moving parts which have...
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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...
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