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What if I am not vaccinated as a photographer?

What if I am not vaccinated as a photographer?

What if I am an unvaccinated photographer? Do I have to declare my vaccination status to clients? You may have heard about a recent news story featuring a photographer who brought their allegedly unvaccinated toddler to a newborn shoot. It sparked conversations and arguments both within the photography community and among parents and those on both sides of the vaccination debate and for unvaccinated photographers who were left with questions....

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Quick Legal Checklist: How to start a photography business- the right way!

FREE step-by-step legal biz checklist for the steps to protect yourself, your business and your photography! What is your primary type of photography? Yes - download now! NUMBER NOT REQUIRED FOR FREEBIE. If you do enter your number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from TheLawTog at the number provided, including messages sent by autodialer. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply....

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What birth photographers need to know about a missed birth

What birth photographers need to know about a missed birth

One thing you MUST expect and prepare for before entering the world of birth photography is that no matter how hard you try, you may miss a birth at some point. The unpredictable nature of bringing a child into the world means that no matter how much planning goes into making it to the hospital on time sometimes it just won’t happen. As soon as you accept that missing a...

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Legal Rights for Photographers (Video)

Where can I shoot from? What are my rights?   Have no fear! TheLawTog is here with quick reference video for you!   Running a photography business is very overwhelming. Knowing how to photograph is only a sliver of it. Knowing how to set up and pay your taxes and adhere to all the laws is a whole other thing.   So I want to walk you through a little...

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Arkansas Bill keeps the Shutter Open to Lawsuits

Hear that sound?  That was the sound of Photographers “shuttering” over this new Arkansas bill and what it come mean to photography as a whole.  On March 24, the Arkansas Senate passed a Bill, titled “The Personal Rights Protection Act,” to protect the Individual’s name, voice, signature, and likeness from exploitation and authorized commercial use without the individual’s consent. (See SB-79  ) SB 79 was originally proposed in response to the request from...

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Contracts for Birth Photographers

You are venturing into the world of birth photography, and you are filled with anticipation to be invited to be a part of people’s most life-changing moments. You think you are all set to begin. You have vast photography experience in all sorts of lighting situations, your equipment is ready, you have 24/7 childcare set up for your kids for when you are on call, and your phone’s battery is...

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5 Tips to successful photography portfolio building

5 Tips to successful photography portfolio building

Portfolio building is a great way to get your photography business off the ground, propelled into offering a new type of photography, or simply getting yourself out of a rut by getting creative. However, in order for portfolio building to be successful for you, there are come key things to understand.   How can I portfolio build? Oh man – there are so many different things you can do!  You don’t have to...

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If I own copyright of the image do I still need a permission to post?

“I am a portrait photographer and I have a website where I maintain online galleries.  In my viewpoint this is not an ad, merely an art exhibit; I do not view them as being used in a commercial way. My contract has a clause in it stating that I can use the images from that session for self-promotion. However, since I am a newbie, I have a included photographs that...

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