Building Your Photography Business Part 1: Planning Stages

Getting a photography business up and going is a daunting task. There are likely many questions to be had, from how to write a contract to how to market yourself to the most fundamental step, how to write a basic business plan. Diving into business for yourself is certainly a long process, but with a good measure of...

How to Monetize Your Copyrighted Images

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing image copyrights. In previous articles, we hit on the facts about copyrights and myths about copyrights. We’ve also discussed how to protect your images from being stolen and what to do in case someone uses one of your images without permission. Now we move on to the...

Taking Action Against Copyright Infringement

It’s a sinking feeling knowing that someone has stolen an image you worked so hard to create. Not only do their actions mean that they aren’t giving you credit for your image, but it also means that you might be losing money as a result. After all, why would people pay for your image if someone else is sharing it for...

How to Protect Your Images

You work hard to create images that are compelling. You work even harder to make sure that your business is successful so you can pay your employees, provide top-notch service to your clients, and support yourself and your family with as comfortable a lifestyle as possible. Something that poses a danger to all that,...

Common Myths About Image Copyrights

So far in our series on image copyrights, we’ve talked about the basics of copyright laws as well as some essential facts that are important for all photographers to be aware of as it pertains to copyrights. Now we dive into some commonly-held misconceptions about image copyrighting that do nothing but hurt the bottom...

Facts About Image Copyrights You Need to Know

In the first article in our series on image copyrights, we explored exactly what a copyright is, ways copyrights can be obtained, and discussed a simple, painless way for you to protect your images online. This article extends that discussion further to examine facts about copyrights that are important for all...

Copyrighting Images: Knowing Your Rights 101

Copyright is a term that’s thrown around a lot, but a surprising number of people know very little about what it actually means, particularly when it comes to artistic endeavors like photography. At its simplest, a copyright confers ownership of property, in this case, the images you take. Because you own the image,...