Photography Paperwork – Avoiding Business Mistakes, with Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg

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.

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Mistakes (Duration 06:55)

In business, mistakes are guaranteed. Jack and Ed discuss avoiding them, learning from them, and taking steps to deal with them

Lesson 2: Assignment Invoice (Duration 03:00)

Going over the basic information that should be included on every invoice

Lesson 3: Filling Out the Information (Duration 03:41)

Starting with the header of the assignment invoice, fill in all of the information about the client

Lesson 4: Product Information (Duration 02:21)

ONLY is the magic word that will make sure that your work is being used only on the products you have agreed upon

Lesson 5: Media Use (Duration 02:05)

Specifying and limiting what uses your clients have with your work

Lesson 6: License Term (Duration 04:18)

This can be a useful negotiating term when settling on a price for your work

Lesson 7: Fees (Duration 03:52)

Breaking down the charges listed on the assignment invoice

Lesson 8: Interest on Late Payment (Duration 02:23)

This is one that is often overlooked but can add up to big money is included

Lesson 9: Paid To Information (Duration 04:36)

Getting paid for your work sometimes takes some dedication and time

Lesson 10: Bottom of Front Side (Duration 06:02)

The importance of both the client and photographer signing both the estimate and the invoice

Lesson 11: Backside of Invoice (Duration 06:09)

Going through the terms and conditions listed on the back of the invoice

Lesson 12: Postponements and Cancelations (Duration 06:43)

Make sure this information is all spelled out so that you do not get stuck with costs

Lesson 13: Client Approval and Overtime (Duration 09:30)

If the client does not have a representative on the shoot, then the client is bound to accept the finished work of the photographer

Lesson 14: Rights Licensed, Damages, Payment and Collection (Duration 07:40)

Client gets no more and no less than what has been established on the front of the invoice

Lesson 15: Tax, Releases, Electronic Rights, Enforcement of License (Duration 13:45)

Going through the last few items on the terms and conditions

Lesson 16: Wrapping It Up (Duration 02:42)

Remember to fill out and organize your paperwork now in order to avoid problems in the future

Meet Your Instructor: 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…

Meet Your Instructor: Ed Greenberg

Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for well over thirty years, has represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business as well…


  1. 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

  2. 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.

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