Photography Agreement & Terms
If this is your first time visiting this blog entry, please read sections 1 -3, if this isn't your first rodeo, thanks for your repeat business, and skip on to sections 2 & 3.
After meeting with a local (TN) lawyer (thanks to CoLab.co), I was able to take the myths out of a Photography contract. The best thing that I learned is that lawyer speak is not a real thing. I can make the contract readable for the average English speaking human being. The next thing I was able to verify is that the "creator" is the owner for the work and is known as the Licensor. The Licensor then states in a contract exactly who can use/license the work, how the work can be used/reproduced/presented and for what amount of time. By default the Licensor always has full rights unless otherwise stated in the agreement. The contract also needs to describe the scope of work: Who does what, what the liabilities are, and the expectations of both the Licensor and Client. A simple but clear electronic exchange of agreements is as binding as a signed document. The above and below are standard professional practices for Licensors and Clients.
-Chattographer, an independent contractor, is the Licensor and You and/or Your Client are the "Client/s"
-Any materials transmitted to the Client from the Licensor are not to be transmitted/sold to any party not listed in agreement. No publishing of any kind is allowed outside of the License agreement.
-The agreement applies only to the original specification of the services. Additional fees and charges shall be paid by Client for any subsequent changes, additions or variation requested.
-Fees must be paid within 30 days of final file delivery.
-A $100 deposit (per day) will lock in the requested dates for project. The deposit will go toward the final bill, if project goes according to agreement. Deposit will only be refundable if 2 week cancellation/delay notice is given, before first day of originally scheduled production.
-Files will be delivered digitally via a downloadable link. Delivery via a physical Hard-Drive is available as an upgrade upon request.
-Client is responsible for providing a representative for project approvals. If no representative is provided, client will accept Licensor's interpretation for all works created.
-Client will be responsible for releases as needed for Models, Locations, Trademarks, etc.
-In the rare case of lost, stolen, or damaged files, Licensor will only be held responsible for their part of the agreement through an attempt to rectify the situation. (A complete redo)
-Licensor and Client will hold each other harmless in accidental cases of Equipment damages, Property damages, and any instances of bodily harm, including death. (Chattographer is more than 11,799 days death-free)
3) What you can expect from Chattographer
-High quality industry standard digital content.
-A Creative who wants to impress you and your audience.
-Nearly 15 years experience.