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Lifecycle of a Freelance Photography Job

Guides & Tutorials: 

Tony Luna has written a multi-part business series on Photo.net that discusses in detail the lifecycle stages of a freelance photography job. The link below takes you to the introduction where you will find links to the remainder of the series. Each part is presented as a stand-alone article. The entire series is a great read, whether you are new to photography or a seasoned pro.


Copyright Protection

Copyright Protection: Part 5 - Copyright Resources

You may find these additional resources of benefit in protecting and defending your rights as a copyright owner.

Best Business Practices for Photographers


Title: Best Business Practices for Photographers
Author: John Harrington
Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (October 4, 2006)

Copyright Protection: Part 3 - Taking Action - Resolution

After you discover unauthorized use of your photographs, collect and organize all the evidence, research license fees, and thoroughly document all the uses in your chart, it is time to take action. You may choose to approach the offender directly, or you may choose to turn your information over to your attorney and let them manage the case for you. Working directly with the offender is to your benefit for multiple reasons, but also has potential problems if not done properly.

Copyright Protection: Part 1 - Before The Fact - Protection

Copyright laws provide legal protection for the author of a copyrighted work, or owner of the copyright. These laws put in writing the rights controlled by the copyright owner, and the penalties that can be imposed when those rights are violated. In order to get the maximum protection available under the law, take these steps before you become the victim of copyright infringement, and be disciplined about them.