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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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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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To Trade or Not To Trade? Photography Barter Situations Broken Down

To Trade or Not To Trade? Photography Barter Situations Broken Down

Bartering – the exchange of goods or services without money – is a long-standing tradition in many cultures and not uncommon in the modern business world.   However, it can be a hot-topic and potential messy situation if not handled correctly.   Let’s take a look at the good and the bad, and then cover a few tips on how to make a barter transaction successful for your photography business....

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3 Quick Tips for Valentine’s Boudoir Marketing

If you want boudoir shoots for Valentine’s Day, the time to start marketing is now! Valentine’s Day is one of the most profitable holiday bookings of the year for boudoir; women are thinking about romantic ways to surprise their men! According to Google trends, searching the term “Boudoir” spikes in January and February. If you want more bookings this year, you need to be marketing your studio and specials so women will see your...

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Top 20 TheLawTog Articles for Your Photography Business

As we wind down the year here is a listing of the top 20 TheLawTog blog posts to help you get your business in gear for the New Year!   TheLawTog is the legal resource for photographers with photography contracts, live webinars, online education and exclusive email tips.    1. How to set up (or maintain) a photography business Setting up business is so super important! We need to make sure...

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Review: Miller’s Lab Signature Album

This review is on Miller’s Lab Signature Album.  The Deets Beautifully simple from start to finish, Miller’s Signature Album is one ultimate album for every client. With a one-piece wraparound cover design, up to 100 pages, photographic and press papers, thick or thin page options and multiple cover options all included in the price, this line makes the album sale easy.   Choose from a variety of sizes and optional upgrades...

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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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