Sunday, November 1, 2009

Creating Contracts For My Photography!

For now on, anyone that breathe in front of my camera will have to sign a contract! I know I should have been doing this, but now I'm doing it, and it will be effective right after I hit the post button on this blog entry.

See I'm a nice guy. Very simple you know. I don't like to make things complicated or out the way for people or myself. Yes I'm trying to create a business, and so on, but at the same time I know I'm not a professional yet, so I try to keep it plain and simple with folks. But NO!!!!!!!!!! People wanna dictate to me all these things they want & need me to do, and I'm looking around like, uhmmm did you forget I was doing this for free & around my tight a** schedule? And the only reason I've done shoots for free was to build my portfolio. Now some things I will charge for here, and there, depending on what's going on. Most of the time if I ask you to take pictures I will not charge. If you ask me, maybe we can work some things out. But anyway, I hate when people worry me about pictures, when will they be done, let me see them, let me choose, blah blah blah! I'm doing most of this by myself. Most of the time I let them choose, but if you choose one I don't like its not going out there with my name on it point blank. So with all this being said, I will be making people sign contracts if they want me to take their pictures. Even if I ask them, because this is a passion of mines, not a requested headache OK!

11 comments:

speaking hypothetically said...

Totally a smart idea keeps you and what you do safe from alot of drama.

deonte' k said...

speaking hypothetically: U feel me buddy. ;)

DELLA REESE said...

I so agree with doing this because I go through something similar...if you have ever been to my blog..its full of interviews and you would not believe how crazy folks get over the final product and im like....hey...youve got to get it together or this is not going to work.

Q said...

You better make it official! I'm proud of you, and love the new November picture!

Dusty Boot said...

I agree. good idea! Nowadays everything needs a contract (unfortunately).

deonte' k said...

DELLA REESE: Right!

Q: Awww thanks buddy! :)

Dusty Boot: So true!

Darryl said...

LOL!!!! Mr. Nice Guy just read a bitch...LMBAO!!! Do you baby boi...I understand your pain.

Jeff0418 said...

I agree with your decision 1000% you have to protect yourself and your up coming business, and for those people with all the demands they have to be joking getting those great pics and for FREE I know you had to be joking about that....

Eduardo Guize said...

Definitely the best thing to do, especially when you're publishing some of them here. Some people are friends until they're not...

deonte' k said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Glo said...

You're totally right here.

I actually have a VERY well written contract that I drafted for my friend who was shooting a music video. Email me if you'd like to see it gottaletitout@gmail.com

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