I'm writing up a small generic contract (1-2 pages at most) and I have a check box next to each clause so they may be included on a per contract basis and was wondering if I need to include an exclusivity use clause for the client (barring me from using the photos for promotion of my services)?
Is this done often?
I have been offered a job here and there and want to make sure I've got everything covered legally. Thanks.
I have revised my contract, as per recommendation that more easily read and obvious terms may be the way to go instead of going "legal" on them.
What do you say to this?
- Any additional costs the photographer may incur for travel, meals, parking and other reasonable costs incurred will be included in the fee.
- A set of watermarked proofs shall be delivered to the client on CD or via email with the client returning a written list of photographs required for final processing in full resolution.
- The client may generally request processing on particular photographs with final discretion from the photographer, such as black and white or digital cross process techniques.
- The photographer retains copyright in the photographs, and hereby grants the client unlimited but non-exclusive rights to use or reproduce the photographs for which the client pays.
- The client will receive the final processed images upon full payment.
I see reasoning for including a lawyer but this is not something I can afford, in time and cost and my contract is simply something to make it clear to both parties what they are required of and receiving.