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03: Legally launching your photography business: Interview with Sean Tshikororo of DIYtheLAW

contracts podcast Oct 16, 2019

Starting your own photography business from a legal standpoint can be tricky. 

Case in point: 

Do you know what stock images you're allowed to use in your work? 

Is a watermark enough when it comes to protecting your images? 

Are model releases and client contracts necessary to running a photography business? 

The good news is, you don't have to find the answers alone.

Here to help you is Sean Tshikororo, the experienced attorney behind DIYtheLAW. In the free mini class above, we discuss the answers to these questions and others to help guide you as you work on launching your photography business. 

During the interview, we'll cover everything you need to know about legally launching your photography business and protecting your precious content. Other topics covered include: 

-Things you should keep in mind as you're getting your photography business off the ground. 

-How to determine whether you can use images you find online and how to...

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What to Look for in a Strong Photography Contract

contracts Dec 14, 2016

By Sean Tshikororo of DIYtheLAW

When it comes to writing your own contract for photography services, don’t get caught up in trying to use a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo. Regardless of the industry, it is applicable to, a good services agreement is one that is clear, concise, and easily understandable. That said, there are definitely a few things you want to keep in mind as you begin to draft your own photography contract.

1. The Parties

Start your agreement by defining the parties to the agreement. Are you entering into the agreement personally or on behalf of your business? Be very clear with this. If you formed an LLC for your photography business you want to be sure that you clearly state the client is entering into the agreement with your LLC and not you personally (list yourself as the Representative of your LLC).  You also want to make sure you list the contact details for each party to the agreement. Include phone number, email address, and also the legal mailing...

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