Ep 7 – Rachel Brenke – The Legal Side of Photography

Buckle up photogs! Whether you are a hobbyist or going pro, you need to learn about keeping it legal. Don’t get caught with your pants down! Mike chats with TheLawTog, Rachel Brenke, to help you keep from losing everything from an overlooked legal issue you didn’t know existed. This is one of the most important podcasts so far, so don’t miss out!


More About our Guest Speaker: As TheLawTog, Rachel Brenke works to help creative professionals like you strategize and legally protect yourself when it comes to your business. As a lawyer, entrepreneur, & Business Consultant, she wears all the right hats to get your business of to a great (legal) start!.

Not only is she a great lawyer, but she also has her own podcast called “Business Bites Podcast”, and is an author of 7 books currently. She dives in and really gets to the nitty gritty on ways to help you better your business from the ground up.


Discussion Topics:

  • We discuss the first steps to starting a business.
  • 3 key things that ALL photographers need to have.
  • What’s in a name? Breaking down the important things to think about when choosing your business’s name.
  • How does trademarking work and why is it important?
  • All the things you need to know about copyright.
  • Everything you need to know about contracts!
  • Those pesky watermarks and how they might be able to help.
  • Learn about model releases and how you should implement them.


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About the Author Mike Lloyd

Mike is the Tim Burton of photography. He tells powerful, imaginative stories with cinematic photography. He specializes in dramatic, film-noir style boudoir and epic cinematic portraits. He's also the creative force behind Photogs Unite! which focuses on learning from professionals outside the photography industry to learn marketing, sales, branding, and everything else you need to know to build a thriving photography business. And burritos are the key to his happiness.

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