If you’re working as a photographer, freelance or otherwise, there are all sorts of contracts you’re going to need to sign, misunderstanding can happen and you’ll want to make sure you’re protected just in case. This can sometimes be difficult, especially when you’re always on the move, going from job to job. This means trying to keep track of everything you’ve sent out and what’s actually been signed can be pretty, darn hard. Especially when you’re trying to concentrate on the task at hand and produce your best work.
Of course, that’s where the learning more about how to make an electronic signature part of this blog comes in!
Why do you need contracts if you are a photographer?
Contracts legitimise what you’re working on and set out that there are clear boundaries and terms to the work you are doing for clients. They remove any nasty surprises and help show clients that you are a professional and should be treated as such.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what a contract should include check out this blog.
Why Use Electronic Signatures if you are a photographer?
What’s the most precious resource for a professional photographer (other than Polaroid film – the look on someone’s face when they’ve wasted a shot on one of those is always a treat)? It’s Time. Electronic signatures (eSignatures) save you time and money and can be used quickly and securely from just about any device, and they’re totally legally binding!
You can send the contract to your client or add your signature from anywhere, be it a wedding in Norwich or taking photos halfway up Mount Everest. No need to try and locate a computer, simply send it from your mobile (or use our tablet-based app), meaning sending PDF files is as easy as clicking a camera shutter.
It’s easy to keep track of who has and hasn’t signed on your library and you can send out reminders at a click of a button. No more clutter around the office, no more paper contracts, no more printing costs! Paperless contracts mean that you don’t need to carry around a folder full of documents, so all the more room to carry the equipment you actually need.
If you’re ready to create an electronic signature you can try Signable free for 14 days and see the results for yourself, you’ll be good to go in 60 seconds and be able to send out your contracts and get back to what matters to you.