Photo Editor Contract
Photo Editor Contract
The relationship between a photographer and editor can be tricky. Failing to define key aspects of your relationship means you can end up with legal liabilities and pitfalls you didn’t see coming. Example: unless you spell out usage of your photos and who owns their copyrights, they could be reused by your editor without permission.
This contract is designed for photographers to use when hiring an editor for protection, outlining of expectations and reducing any potential misunderstandings. Key clauses include services to be performed, payment schedule, delivery of product schedule, independent contractor designation for editor, how long the contractual relationship will last, image editing requirements, confidentiality to protect your private business information, copyright ownership, portfolio usage, and more.
Average cost for lawyer drafting: $1,500
This bundle saves you an average of $1,151
Template in .doc for easy copy-paste
Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization
Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients
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#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future
#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract
#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!
Why choose TheLawTog?
Headed by Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog is the only dedicated resource for photographers. With practicing lawyers, business consultants, CPA, financial planners (and more!) you’ll get information with first-hand experience to help your photography business.
Can I edit the contracts?
Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.
Can I use these contracts if not in the US?
TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states. Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply. For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer.
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