Photography Contracts Templates

Photography Contract Templates are in The Shop!

I have contract templates, agreements, and legal forms in The Nifty Knowledge Rocks Shop! If you are in the market for a kick-butt photography contract, product delivery agreement, or model releases for both minors and adults, you will be mighty pleased with these suckers… Whether you are are just starting your photography business or you have been in […]

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Digital Images and California Sales Tax for Photographers

How is it that the discussion of sales tax can cause such passionate battles in photography forums, message boards, and Facebook groups, especially the taxability of digital images? I don’t quite get it, maybe that’s the attorney in me. But the fact that people get so passionate about having the right answer for any given sales […]

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Sales and Use Tax for Photographers: Non-profit Entity Exemptions

Photography business owners often get tripped up on how sales and use tax applies to entity exemptions. These exemptions are in situations where the transaction is exempt because of whom the sale is being made to, such as sales made to churches or non-profit organizations, or even to the government. Chances are that at some point […]

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When do I get a sales tax permit for my photography business?

I hear this question asked time and time again by both new photography business owners and existing owners doing business in new locations – when do I get a sales tax permit? Starting Your Photography Business If you are just starting your photography business, then you should get a sales tax permit for the location […]

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1099-MISC Form for Second Shooters

1099 for Second Shooters & Photographers

Just returned from Sal Cincotta’s Shutterfest 2014 last week, it was an amazing experience. I met so many great photographers and felt like I was genuinely able to pass on knowledge to help them with their photography businesses. Educating is a great thing, but beyond that, being part of Sal’s mission to help photographers be […]

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And she’s back…

It’s been a while since I have posted, so please forgive me. I have received numerous emails and Facebook messages asking me when the next podcast is coming. Life has been hectic, my wife and I recently welcomed twin girls into the world and I have say, raising babies is hard work! With this “time-off” […]

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same-sex wedding photographers

Almost FREE Online Course: Same-sex Weddings for Photographers

** Updated Post ** I’m inspired to teach the world about photographing same-sex weddings and let’s face it, there currently are not any photography workshops covering the topic and subject. After speaking at Shutterfest 2014 on the subject of same-sex weddings, and seeing the interest so many people have in learning more about photographing same-sex […]

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USB Flash Drives for your photography business

Making the Switch to USB Flash Drives

Early on in my photography business I made the switch from delivering images to clients on DVD’s to these nifty wooden USB flash drives. I was tired of burning DVD’s and printing disc labels out from my printer that always seemed to get screwed up some how. I figured there had to be an easier […]

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would you hire yourself as a photographer?

If you were looking for a photographer, would you hire yourself?

Let’s face it, if you are a bride or groom planning a wedding, a parent looking for custom family photography, or even a pet owner desiring a gallery wrap of their canine (or feline) friend, you have lots of choices when it comes to hiring a photographer. There are many, many, many photographers out there […]

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Do you have a Hobby or a Business?

Photographers: Do you have a Hobby vs. Business?

That seems like an easy question for photographers, do you have a hobby or a business? But hobby vs. business is not always that easy to figure out, and the answer can change over time. Determining whether you have a hobby or a business is important for income tax reasons. If you have a hobby, […]

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Photography Marketing Podcast

NKR 016 : Angela Pointon of Steel Toe Images | Worth More | Photography Branding

This episode of the Nifty Knowledge Rocks podcast is about photography branding and marketing with Angela Pointon and it is long overdue! Sorry to leave all of the listeners hanging in June. It was a super crazy ridiculous month for me! There are lots of weddings happening over here in the northeast and I am […]

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