What is a Photography Contract?
A Photography Contract sets out the legal agreement between a photographer and their clients.
It covers all of the important aspects of your agreement, including services, payment terms, intellectual property rights and limitation of liability.
For every new client, you can customise this template to suit your requirements.
Do I need a contract?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your clients.
You should always have a contract signed before you start a new photography job for a client.
You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected in case something goes wrong.
Our Photography Contract will help avoid misunderstandings and late payments. It also deals with the crucial issue of assigning copyright for completed work.
Who owns the legal rights to the content?
We have written our contract so that the photographer retains all legal rights to the photos and videos they take.
Once full payment is received. the Photographer grants a licence to the client to use the photographs or video for the purposes set out in the contract. We have worded this to provide extra protection for the photographer’s rights.
The Photographer continues to hold the commercial righs to the works so they can use them for promotion or advertising too.
How do I make sure i get credit for my work?
We have included a field in the Schedule for Credit so you can make sure you get attribution credit for your work if you want to have this.
Do I get to choose my own deposit amount and payment terms?
Yes, you do!
You can specify a deposit amount and a payment schedule for the balance of the fees.
We have also included the option for a Cancellation Fee, which you can charge if a client cancels a shoot within a certain amount of time from the shoot date.
Are there any other names for a Photography Contract?
Yes, you might have also heard this contract referred to as a Photography Agreement, Terms and Conditions or a Client Engageent Agreement.
All of them are basically the same thing, just different names for the contract you use with your photography clients.
What does this Photography Contract template include?
Our Photography Contract template covers everything you need:
★ Shoot Details (date, location, style etc)
★ Fees (including deposit)
★ Intellectual Property
★ Cancellation Policy
★ Payment Terms
★ Use of Third Parties (e.g. a second shooter)
★ Attribution Credits
★ Client Responsibilities, Warranty and Indemnity
★ Limitation of Liability
★ Dispute Resolution
Can I use the client’s name and logo to promote my work?
Yes, we have included a Promotion clause in the contract where the client gives consent for you to use their name and logo to promote your business..