Where To Find Legitimate Photography Contracts You Can Use

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Drafting photography contracts is an essential part of not just setting up your photography business but also protecting it. Just like you would put processes in place for your marketing, bookkeeping, and client communications, keeping an updated contract is equally crucial - even as a beginner. You may develop great relationships with your clients but without a legally binding agreement - that holds both parties responsible - there's always a risk of coming face to face with situations that might hamper those relationships and the business you've built. Whether you are a beginner or have been in the industry for a while now, contracts can save you and your clients from wasting time, energy, resources. If you don't have a contract yet or are still using one from when you first started in the industry, today's blog takes you through the importance of contracts, what to include in them, and where you can find contract templates online. 

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5 Ways To Make Time For Photography

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How many times have you added ‘make time for photography’ in your new year’s resolutions list or your weekly TDL and then never actually got around to doing it? If the answer is “plenty”, then don’t worry, you are not alone. You may be a professional photographer, but there may be times when you get bogged down by the countless other tasks you have to perform to keep your business running, including post-production. But it doesn’t have to be like that all the time. Finding time for photography can be made possible when you adopt strategies that increase your efficiency. Things like outsourcing some aspects of your business, using a client management system, and smart photo editing tools could not only help you work more efficiently but perhaps even enable you to offer a better experience to your clients. Stick around, and we will tell you all about how you don’t have to have some grand plan to take out time to capture more of those stunning images.

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Systemize Your Business: The Why + How For Photographers

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It might take a while for you to systemize your business and sustain those systems, but once you get those business systems in place, it’s smooth sailing (well, for most of the part at least). If you’ve been a part of the photography industry for a while now, you might already have successful systems in place that help you run your photography business smoothly. But if you are just starting out in the photography industry, and haven’t heard it already, let us be the first ones to tell you that setting up effective systems is one of the ways you can avoid a crash and burn situation professionally and personally. This is especially beneficial for those of you who find it overwhelming to deal with allll the things that need your attention both as a creative and a business owner. Also, systems are not just beneficial for the longevity of your career or your peace of mind - systemizing your photography business also brings a host of other advantages that can benefit your business and you. A few of them include enabling you to give your 100% to your clients and give them the whole experience without worrying about any of the backend work, keeping up with all the tasks, and not missing a step, freeing up your time - and the list goes on.

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Episode 133 – Reflections

This is going to be a very emotional one for me. This is my last episode of the WordPress Photography Podcast and my last episode for Imagely. Because I am officially leaving Imagely to pursue the next chapter in my career.

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