Photography Paperwork - Avoiding Business Mistakes By Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg

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If you are in business, you will make a mistake. Nobody knows that better than Jack and Ed. Join them as they take you through the finer points of terms and conditions in invoices to help you avoid costly mistakes in your photography business.

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In business, mistakes are guaranteed. Jack and Ed discuss avoiding them, learning from them, and taking steps to deal with them
Going over the basic information that should be included on every invoice
Starting with the header of the assignment invoice, fill in all of the information about the client
ONLY is the magic word that will make sure that your work is being used only on the products you have agreed upon
Specifying and limiting what uses your clients have with your work
This can be a useful negotiating term when settling on a price for your work
Breaking down the charges listed on the assignment invoice
This is one that is often overlooked but can add up to big money is included
Getting paid for your work sometimes takes some dedication and time
The importance of both the client and photographer signing both the estimate and the invoice
Going through the terms and conditions listed on the back of the invoice
Make sure this information is all spelled out so that you do not get stuck with costs
If the client does not have a representative on the shoot, then the client is bound to accept the finished work of the photographer
Client gets no more and no less than what has been established on the front of the invoice
Going through the last few items on the terms and conditions
Remember to fill out and organize your paperwork now in order to avoid problems in the future
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Jack Reznicki


Jack Reznicki is a commercial photographer specializing in people and children based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Toys "R" Us, Kodak, Reader's Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and several Time Magazine covers. ...

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Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for well over 36 years. He has represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business as well as the average Joes and Janes striving to make a name for themselves. His clients have included – Richard Avedon, Mel Sokolsky, Nick Brandt, MacDuff Everton, Sa...

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  1. Profile photo of JudiJordan JudiJordan

    I can’t find the downloadable invoice?!

    1. Profile photo of Aaron Westgate Aaron Westgate

      The course downloads are located in a link above the video player titled “Course Extras”. Click on this link to download a .zip folder with the PDF documents in it.

      Web DEpt – KelbyOne

  2. Profile photo of Louis Louis

    Perhaps, is the invoice downloadable?

  3. Profile photo of MGJR73 MGJR73

    On the invoice segment… what Jack said is so true. My day job’s a staff accountant handling accounts payable and when I get an invoice with missing information, I don’t stop and pick up the phone to chase paperwork or other information. I immediately shove it down to the bottom of the pile to avoid messing up my workflow. I deal with it later if and when I finish my regular workload. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of marcstopnitzky marcstopnitzky

    Marc Stopnitzky
    I enjoyed the course and found it helpful. please could you also do a course on the business for wedding photographers and looking how to invoice diffrent events.
    and how to put some basic pakages to gether thanks from marc —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of Ronnelsky Ronnelsky

    This is very helpful, every scenario that they enumerated happened to me. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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