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...
What drives you to pursue photography?
Is it the desire to tell a story? Your passion for visual self-expression? Your need to connect with the world around you? Your way of release?
For Robin Chavez, photography is her go-to form of art. She uses photography as a means to express a voice and evoke either an emotion or spiritual feeling.
As the artist behind Robin Chavez Photography, Robin strives to create meaningful images in all her photographic styles, including portraiture, landscape, fine art, wildlife, and composite work.
Robin began her pursuit of photography just five years ago when she purchased a used camera from Craigslist.
From there, she spent her afternoons practicing the ins and outs of her camera and her evenings sitting at the computer learning Photoshop.
She believes that being a self-taught photographer has given her a unique stamp that is all her own.
In time, Robin slowly upgraded her camera from a Rebel to a 60D and...
While many photographers pick up cameras later in life and try to find a way to transition towards a full time photography career, Carrie was born with a camera in hand and majored in photography, and started her business after graduating from college.
She was immediately hired as a full-time Staff Photojournalist at her local newspaper and worked there for 14 years before leaving to dedicate 100% of her time to her own photography business.
Carrie made the transition as physical newspapers were being replaced by all things digital. She made the decision to quit before they had the opportunity to be laid off.
After 500 people were laid off from from the station, she knew she had made the right decision. After success with portraiture she found her calling photographing wildlife. That quickly turned into requests for digital backgrounds and unique wildlife photos.
Does this sound like your story?