Knowledge of contract terms will help you negotiate with your clients while better protecting your business.
This course is designed to help food photographers:
- Understand how to protect your business and earn more money
- Create a usable contract template, revisable for particular circumstances
- Learn the meaning of every word in a standard contract
- Master tips to favorably negotiate contract terms
- Resolve disputes
- Contract form with alternative language suggestions to tailor for your business
- Downloadable glossary of terms
- Step by step discussion of every word contained in the form contract
- Standard form proposal
- Standard form amendment to a contract
- Plus Six Bonus Sections:
- Bonus 1: tips to protect your business
- Bonus 2: proposal
- Bonus 3: negotiation
- Bonus 4: amendments
- Bonus 5: intellectual property overview
Bonus 6: legal considerations on social media
Hi, I'm Rob Finkelstein!
If you have, or are looking to start, a food photography business, you should have a full understanding of contracts, how they work, and how to negotiate them.
I am a lawyer, pastry chef, food photographer and blogger. You can check out my blog and social media @cinnamonshtick.
I have been practicing law for more than 20 years and have my own law firm in New York City. In 2017, while running my law firm, I attended culinary school for pastry arts. I then started my blog, Cinnamon Shtick, where I share recipes for desserts, pastries and breads.
Since starting my blog, I have negotiated and drafted many contracts for recipe development, photographs and video, both for my own brand and for other food photographers. I also represent numerous food photographers in a diverse range of issues, including business formation, trademarks, copyright and website protection.
I spoke at the 2023 Tastemaker Conference, educating fellow food boggers and photographers about protecting their businesses. I also appeared on Episode # 390 of Eat Blog Talk with Megan Porta, chatting about all things contracts.
Rob takes an intimidating aspect of running a business when it comes to contracts and not only simplifies it, but teaches you how to understand the language so that you are empowered to negotiate any situation with contract terms to ensure that you and your business are fully protected!
The Food Photography Corner
What Rob is offering is something truly remarkable. He's blended his passions, expertise, education, and knowledge into a unique and valuable service. The food photography industry as a whole and individual creatives NEED to know their rights and protects themselves and their art through proper contracts, and he's perfect for the job. With the experience as a lawyer and bing a food photographer, he will show you how to advocate for yourself and provide incredible education unlike any other lawyer is actually capable of. His fusion into both "worlds", so to speak, is what sets him apart from the rest! Plus he somehow makes boring contract - fun! 10/10 recommend!
Rob was extremely helpful when I needed legal advice and a contract. He was always easy to communicate with and did a great job of explaining the various terms and aspects of the contract. Not only was the contract that he created specific to my needs as a photographer and small business owner, but he also set it up so that I was able to tweak and customize the agreement for different clients and projects.
- Independent contractor (11:44)
- Governing law and dispute resolution: Governing Law (10:07)
- Governing law and dispute resolution: ADR Generally (19:10)
- Governing law and dispute resolution: Mediation (13:52)
- Governing law and dispute resolution: Arbitration/Court (14:03)
- Attorney's fees (11:14)
- Force majeure (13:11)
- The importance of miscellaneous (16:42)
- Electronic Signatures (4:35)
- Signature Page (4:01)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the contract form provided work where I live?
A: The contract template is designed to work globally based on common law contract principles. There are a couple of instances where there may be differences in the law depending on your jurisdiction. We identify those instances and tell you how to look them up. That said, you should always have a local lawyer review your contract to ensure that it is compliant with local law.
Q: When do I gain access to the course?
A: Immediately upon enrollment.
Q: Do I need to start the course immediately?
A: You can start the course whenever it is convenient for you. Enrollment gives you lifetime access.
Q: What is lifetime access?
Lifetime access to the course means that you have access to it for so long as the course remains publicly available. That includes any updates and additions made to the course.
Q: What if I have more questions?
Email me at [email protected] any time. I am happy to connect with you!
Bundle and Save!
If you have a limited liability company, you should also have an LLC Operating Agreement. In fact, some states require it. Choose Bundle #1 to get Understanding Food Photography Contracts PLUS an attorney drafted LLC Operating Agreement form drafted for food photographers and food bloggers in Word format for easy editing.
If you have a website, you should have terms and conditions on your site. Choose Bundle #2 to get Understanding Food Photography Contracts PLUS an attorney drafted terms and conditions form for food photographers' and food bloggers' websites.
Or select Bundle #3 to purchase all three: Understanding Food Photography Contracts PLUS an LLC Operating Agreement PLUS Website Terms and Conditions.