From the Archive


Focus on Contracts and Negotiations

PDN subscribers have access to our archive of stories that provide insights into contracts and deal negotiations for a variety of jobs and usages.

WHAT LAWYERS SEE WHEN THEY LOOK AT EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRACTS
To help photographers understand more about contract terms and conditions, we asked three attorneys who represent photographers to review and comment on five editorial agreements photographers provided to PDN.

10 GREAT APPS AND SERVICES FOR RUNNING YOUR PHOTO BUSINESS
Studio management software and services can ease some of the grunt work by centralizing and automating tasks such as lead tracking, scheduling, invoicing and bookkeeping.

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO YOURSELF
Running a successful photography business requires a lot of expertise beyond lighting, composition, and other artistic tasks that draws most people to the profession in the first place. You can try to be a jack of all trades (and master of none). But a better strategy is to focus on your strengths, and hire experts to handle the rest.

INSIDE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY: GETTING PAID AND MANAGING APPROVALS
Though music photographers are landing assignments through referrals from musicians or their managers, the labels typically pay photographers’ fees and expenses. That can make the question of who has final say over photo selection tricky.

PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARE DETAILS OF THEIR RECENT BOOK DEALS
Arrangements vary not only from publisher to publisher, but also within book publishing houses, depending upon variables such as the photographer’s reputation, the book design and specifications, the target market, and other factors.

HOW TO NEGOTIATE PRICES FOR COMMISSIONED PRINTS
It can be less expensive for a collector or curator to commission an artist to create a new photograph than to walk into a gallery and purchase an existing image. Of course that depends a lot on who the client is, what they want the artist to create, and how they plan to use the commissioned artwork.