It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

The Photographer’s Legal Guide
If you’re in business, you will make a mistake. Nobodyknows that better than Jack Reznicki and Edward Greenburg. 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.

We’re giving away a DVD set that teaches you everything you want to know about the legal side of photography.  The set includes two DVD titles:  The Photographer’s Legal Guide: Model Releases & Copyright Registration and The Photographer’s Guide to Avoiding Common Business Mistakes.  Just drop us a comment saying you’re interesting in this prize and we’ll draw next Wednesday for a winner.

Photo Pro Expo
Photo Pro Expo in Cincinnati kicks off today and goes through Sunday! It features speakers Scott Kelby, Jerry Ghionis, Lindsay Adler, Joel Grimes, and many more, plus a trade show and print competition! If you haven’t already registered, you can still sign up using promo code PPESK12 for just $149. All the details are over at

Lindsay Adler on The Grid
Yesterday’s guest on The Grid was fashion photographer Lindsay Adler! Easily one of the best episodes yet, Lindsay answered tons of questions on how she’s built her career, including great advice on business and social media. It’ll be up later today, so keep an eye out over at (or subscribe in iTunes).

LensProToGo February Promo
This month only, LensProToGo is offering an extra 7 days to any 7-Day Rental! All you have to do is place an order for a 2-week rental and use the promo code 7DAYSFREE to get the second week free. You can find all the details over at

Last Week’s Winners
Grant Meeks was the winner of the ticket to Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Live seminar in Austin on Monday, Joe Voegtle is the winner of the ticket to Photo Pro Expo this weekend, and Koye Hendrix is the winner of the Photoshop Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers. Congratulations to all of you!

  1. Yay for a guide to the business side of picture making! I’d love to win a copy of this here on the Southern most tip of Africa..hint hint nudge nudge wink wink

  2. I have Jack and Ed’s Survival Manual book, and haven’t even cracked it (along with some other books I desperate need to read). The legal nonsense really gives me a headache. I don’t like it, and I don’t want to do it. No offense to Jack and Ed, but that stuff just really sucks…

  3. As a student in Professional Photography course and about to start my own business I would love to have your free copy of your Legal DVD set to help me avoid costly mistakes.
    Keep up the great work and I am really enjoying Scotts Photoshop CS5 book!

  4. Really like to see your blog and pick up new hints to help make photographic life easier and enjoyable. Would like to register for the legal and business from free stuff from Thur on Feb 2nd.Thanks for all you do.

  5. Hi guys I woulde be very interested in this prize as I might be on the verge of selling more stuff professionally. However I live in the UK so If you think this book is better for a US based photographer, than I’ll step out of the draw.

  6. I am interested in this as well. As a photographer starting a new photography business I am certain there are hundreds of mistakes I have already made.

  7. I want those dvds! This is my third year, and business is finally picking up!
    I actually have enough business to need the legal advice, but not enough money to obtain it.

  8. Hello!
    Yes, really interested in this prize!! I really need something like this since I’m just starting to get some freelance work in and am about to graduate from college. I hope I get picked!

  9. That is a coincidence, I just listened to an interview with Jack on TWIP photo yesterday. The stories Jack tells are enough to scare anyone into the copyright office. Although, if you are protected Jack says, “Please steal my work.” The settlements can be large. This stuff should be required for anyone taking photos, not just “PROS” Sign me up. 

    Floof and run

  10. I’d very much like to receive The Photographer’s legal guide dvds. Although I’m only a weekend warrior, I’m trying to increase my client base to enable me to leave the ‘day job’. So until that happens, educating myself as much as I can is the next priority.

  11. Definately would find these DVDs invaluable, so please consider me in your prize draw Scott.  ps..Did I ever say how handsome and brilliant I think you are??

  12. The DVD’s sound like they would be a great resource, definitely interested. Yesterday’s Grid was one of the best shows with Lindsay on it. She contributed a lot of valuable information. Thanks!

  13. Very keen to pick up 
    The Photographer’s Legal Guide hopefully through this free giveaway, but if that fails, then I may just have to order a copy!

  14. Scott, You’re always so generous. I would be very interested to win the DVD set, I heard Ed & Jack’s PSW class was pretty amazing!

  15. I am very interested in theses books:  The Photographer’s Legal Guide: Model Releases & Copyright Registration and The Photographer’s Guide to Avoiding Common Business Mistakes and would love to win them.

  16. Hey, I’m Interested in The Photographer’s Legal Guide: Model Releases & Copyright Registration and The Photographer’s Guide to Avoiding Common Business Mistakes. Thank you,José

  17. I am definitely interested in this Photographers Legal Guide and the Photographers Guide to Business… These sound as if everybody that takes pictures should have a copy of these as well. Theres nothing better than knowing your rights and learning how to protect yourself. Gimme… I want both! :D quick-before I make any legal mistakes, yikes!

  18. I have always had difficulty in either knowing or having the right process/form/approach to the legal requirements.  This appears to be just the ticket to understand all the legal mumbo jumbo.  Please put me down to enter the Free Stuff Thursday contest.

  19. I’m interested.  You can never know enough about the legalities related to the photo business.  Not to mention no getting your rights challenged by overzealous security.

  20. Remember hearing Jack Reznicki and Edward Greenburg speak @ PSW in Boston. Great presentation. Now, if only I could remember all they said. Guess I’ll have to win this prize! Oh, yes, and always get signed releases, even for local NPOs, ;-). Thx for the chance.

  21. Just getting started.   Would be of great help to me!  And, to a lot of other people….but, of course, ……hoping you pick my name!!!!
    Thank you for this opportunity!  I would be so very grateful!

  22. This would be a great resource for our photo group. We currently have 177 members in our group and another 233 members in a sister group we share with. If nothing else, I should see about planning a lecture meeting for us.


  23. I am very interested in watching the “Photographer’s legal guide”. It is also a great reference resource, when I need to prepare an invoice or somebody uses my photos without proper credit. Great price this week!

  24. I am very interested in winning The Photographer’s Legal Guide. I am the secretary for our Jacksonville Camera Club here in Florida and we have been debating this some of these issues the other night at our board meeting. If I won I could then show then! Thank You- Jan Gemeinhardt

  25. I am definitely interested.  My wife and I are just getting started and want to make sure that before we dive into booking (or trying to book) clients, we have a good solid business foundation first.  This would be very useful for us.

  26. A couple of the few Kelby Training DVDs that I DON’T already have.  These would be nice as a bonus for all the other orders.  Plus, if I don’t get them, I may shoot Pete.  Wait, that would make everyone happy!

  27. Dear Mr. Kelby:  I have been reading your books….searching for guidance. I am a Master Gardener, retired Army spouse, and an “over 50” starting a new worklife.  I LOVE photography, primarily of flowers and bugs.  I find macro-photography to be most interesting.  I am in the process of acquiring my copyright, per your suggestion, and would like to market some of my work.  I lack confidence in this process.  I am interested in the two CD’s offered for your readers.  Also, any suggestions you have would be appreciated.  I shoot with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i.  I have a

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