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Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition (Business & Legal Forms for Photographers)


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Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition contains 34 forms for photographers, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide professionals to the best deal. Included are contracts for wedding, portrait, and assignment photography; publishing, collaboration, and licensing contracts; property and model releases; assignment estimate/confirmation/invoice; delivery memo; stock photography invoice; stock agency agreement; permission form; copyright registration and transfer forms; nondisclosure agreement; license of rights; license of electronic rights; trademark application; employment application and agreement; and more. Included is a CD-ROM containing electronic versions of each form. New to this edition are forms for leases, subleases, and lease assignments, plus an update to cover changes in copyright registration.

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Crawford (general counsel, Graphic Artists Guild) provides an updated fourth edition of his handbook of legal and business forms for photographers that includes new copyright registration procedures and new forms and negotiations checklists for leases and assignment of leases. The wide variety of forms include a number of tools photographers will use in their daily business dealings: wedding and portrait photography contracts, model and property releases, stock agency agreements, restrictive covenants, and more. The forms also are included on an enclosed CD-ROM. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


The classic best-seller, now in its third edition Packed with dozens of new and updated forms and checklists for every situation, as well as an accompanying CD-ROM with ready-to-print copies of each form. For PC and Mac Format.

About the Author

Tad Crawford is an attorney, publisher, artist's rights advocate, and author of Starting Your Career as a Freelance Photographer and Legal Guide for the Visual Artist as well as books of business and legal forms for fine artists, authors and self-publishers, graphic designers, interior designers, and crafters. Crawford founded Allworth Press in 1989 with the mission of creating business and educational books for creative professionals. Today Allworth Press has a backlist of more than 300 books, publishes 12-15 books annually, and employs a staff of six very talented people. The first edition of Business and Legal Forms for Photographers was published in 1991.

Table of Contents

I. The Success Kit

·Contracts and Negotiations

·Oral Contracts

·Letter Contracts

·Standard Provisions

·Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

·Organizations for Photographers

·Using the Negotiation Checklists

II. How to Use the Forms

Form 1. Assignment Estimate/Confirmation/Invoice

-for any photography assignment

Form 2. Wedding Photography Contract

-for shooting weddings

Form 3. Portrait Photography Contract

-for shooting portraits

Form 4. Photographer-Agency Contract

-for representation by an agent

Form 6. Collaboration Contract

-for working with another phototgrapher or an author

Form 7. Contract for the Sale of Fine Art Photography

-for selling photos as fine art

Form 8. Delivery Memo

-for delivering photos to clients and others

Form 9. Photographer-Gallery Contract with Record of Consignment and Statement of Account

-for working with a gallery

Form 10. Photographers Lecture Contract

-for giving lectures

Form 11. Licensing Contract to Merchandise Images

-for putting photos on merchandise

Form 12. Model Release

-for permission from models

Form 13. Pocket Model Release

-short form permission from models

Form 14. Property Release

-for shooting private property belonging to others

Form 15. Video Contract

-for shooting videos for clients

Form 16. Contract to Create a Video for Transmission, Tape Sales, or Rentals

-for shooting videos for wider distribution

Form 17. Stock Photography Delivery Memo

-for delivery of stock photos to potential clients

Form 18. Stock Photography Invoice

-for billing clients who purchase usage of stock photos

Form 19. Stock Agency Agreement

-for having a stock agent represent the photographer

Form 20. Contract with an Independent Contractor

-for hiring a free lance worker

Form 21. Permission Form

-for permission to use copyrighted material

Form 22. Nondisclosure Agreement for Submitting Ideas

-to protect ideas when submitting them to potential users

Form 23. Copyright Transfer Form

-to transfer all or part of a copyright

Form 24. Application for Copyright Registration of a Photograph

-for registering photos with the Copyright Office

Form 25. License of Rights

-to give limited rights of usage to clients

Form 26. License of Electronic Rights

-to give limited rights of electronic usage to clients

Form 27. Trademark Application

-to register a trademark.Form 27. License for Web Site Usage

Form 28. Employment Application

-for use with applicants for employment.

Form 29. Employment Agreement

-to contract with employees

Form 30. Restrictive Covenant for Employees

-to restrict what an employee can do after the end of employment

Form 31. Project Employee Contract

-for use with employees hired for a particular project

Form 32. Commercial Lease

-to negotiate a lease

Form 33. Sublease

-to sublet all or part of a photo studio

Form 34. Lease Assignment

-to assign a lease to another party.

III. Index

Product Details

Crawford, Tad
Allworth Press
Crawford, Tad
Crawford, Tad
Small Business - Legal Guides
Artists' contracts -- United States.
Copyright -- Photographs -- United States.
General Photography
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Business - Small Business
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Business & Legal Forms for Photographers
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