Best Legal Books for Photographers

1. Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition

by Tad Crawford

Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition contains 34 forms for photographers, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide professionals to the best deal. Included are contracts for wedding, portrait, and assignment photography; publishing, collaboration, and licensing contracts; property and model releases; assignment estimate/confirmation/invoice;…»

2. Photographer's Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age

by Edward C. Greenberg, Jack Reznicki

Now more than ever, anyone who wants to make money with a digital camera needs this authoritative and approachable guide. Written by the president of the Professional Photographers of America, and a leading New York copyright attorney, it provides photographers and visual artists with the most authoritative legal advice available. Everything is covered, from contracts, subcontracts, releases, and permissions to the copyright laws and all the steps artists…»

3. The Law, In Plain English, For Photographers

by Leonard D. Duboff

The photographer's definitive business and legal resource is now completely updated and expanded. In this valuable guide, arts attorney Leonard DuBoff takes you step by step though all the legal aspects of the photography business. Here is expert advice for everything from contracts to trademarks, including government licenses, taxes, censorship, the rights of privacy and publicity, leases and insurance, estate planning, and more. This latest, up-to-the…»

4. The Law

by Leonard D. Duboff

This highly accessible "legal companion" spells out--in plain, simple English--the complex legal issues involved in starting up and running a business. It provides quick, authoritative answers to everyday legal business questions and shows readers how to identify potential problems.»

5. Licensing Photography

by Richard Weisgrau, Victor Perlman

âÄ¢ All the tools a photographer needs to craft licensing agreements, price licenses, and negotiate feesâÄ¢ Real-life examples, sample agreements, Q&A section, plus legal advice in laymanâÄôs termsToday, photographers can make every image pay and pay again by controlling and pricing the rights to their work. In Licensing Photography, a veteran photographer and a respected attorney team up to present the complex subject of licensing in clear, understandable terms…»

6. The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook

by Nancy Wolff

Want to make a living in photography? Anyone who does needs this indispensable guide to licensing picture rights. In this accessible and entertaining book, expert Nancy E. Wolff explains copyright, trademark, contracts, and privacy. Real-world examples of cases, laws, and news items torn from todayâÄôs headlines illustrate the most urgent legal situations faced by photographers: requirements, limits, and enforcement of copyright and trademark; fair use and…»