8 Things That Your Photography Contract Needs to Have

There are many things to consider when you’re working with a photographer. You need to be sure that they have the right equipment, can provide the services that your company needs, and have the personality of someone who will work well with your team. But there’s one thing that is often overlooked: a contract! In this blog post we’ll go over what should be included in your photography agreement as well as how much you should expect to pay for different types of photography services.

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What is a Photography Contract?

A photography contract is a legal agreement between the photographer and their client that details all aspects of what will take place before, during, and after the photo shoot. This includes who owns copyright to any images created by either party; when edits are due or revisions made; as well as how many photos can be used for promotional purposes versus personal use only.

What needs to be included in a photography contract?

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Here are a few things you need to consider when composing a photography contract.

  • Full Contact Information of Your Client and Your Business
  • Date of the Shoot
  • Location
  • What Photography is Needed? (e.g., Full Service, Product Shot)
  • Accurate Description of Photos to Be Taken and How They Will be Used
  • How Many Copies Client Would Like Afterwards (Digital or Prints)
  • When Final Images are Due
  • Who Owns Copyright for Edited Image Files and Original Raw Files (i.e., who has access to them after photo shoot?)

Location

It might seem like an easy detail but the location of a photo shoot is one that you should definitely get in writing before agreeing to anything. The contract should clearly specify the location; any set-up, equipment, or other particulars; and also what will happen with any photos taken during the … Read the rest