Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th every year, here are few things you should consider before heading out on assignment to cover Hurricanes, Tropical Storms or any other severe weather event.
By Sedda Kreabs
Photographers with little or no experience covering wildfires might not know what to have in a Fire Kit that's ready to go at a moment's notice. Pete Demetriou, a 26-year news veteran and wildfire reporter in Los Angeles, CA, offers his personally customized list of what to have packed for your photo team.
Paperwork. No one seems to like it. But a proper paper trail, besides demonstrating to clients that you are a professional, can save your business and more when things go wrong - if you do your paperwork right.
Several software packages have been designed to generate such forms, and most professional accounting packages can be adapted to generate customized estimates, invoices and more. All should include license and terms appropriate for the project. And all are essentially contracts, so be sure to review them with your attorney before offering or signing them.
Sample Cease & Desist Letter
Photographs are under copyright protection the moment they are created and fixed in a tangible form. The copyright laws in the United States give authors certain exclusive rights to their original works for a limited time.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8
The Congress shall have power ... to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries....
Is it a work made for hire?