Docracy calls itself “the web’s only open collection of legal contracts and the best way to negotiate and sign documents online.” To be less vague, Docracy has thousands of contracts you can copy and modify for your own use, then send and have your clients sign electronically.
Legal Stuff: Please use a lawyer to look over any photography contracts you use. Docracy could reduce the cost of having the right legal documents for your business. Spending a few hundred dollars on an attorney now to make sure your photography contracts protect you could result in huge savings of money and stress later, and maybe avoid a lawsuit.
This legal document was originally a legal contract between a photographer and a major recording artist. The photography professional was hired by the record label to take pictures of the artist for a print publication.
I included this because many times a photographer will use props such as cars and antiques, and even photograph on other people’s land/business, etc. This document provides a property release for photographers and property owners. This document gives a photographer legal rights to take photographs of property (props and physical land) owned by the property owner.
This contract is valuable to anyone selling prints of their work as fine art. This is a contract between a photographer and a gallery in which the photographer consigns to the gallery certain works, and the gallery agrees to offer the works for sale.
Once you download your contract there are other things you should consider to ensure that your client experience is as smooth as possible.
Getting paid for your work is extremely important, obviously! 🙂
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