Contracts are critical elements in a photographer’s commercial success, and bad contracts can quickly compromise any business success. ASMP seeks to provide members with resources to make informed decisions when writing a contract, or when being presented with a contract.

Band Contracts

In July 2015, ASMP and NPPA worked together to address photographic agreements in the music industry. To learn more about ASMP’s efforts to improve terms in band contracts, click here.

Below are additional links to postings about corporate entities that have modified terms and conditions in freelance contracts that are not freelancer-friendly.

Conde Nast

Getty Images

Knight Ridder



Bad Contract Tutorial

ASMP has posted a Bad Contract Tutorial to assist you in identifying unfavorable terms in contracts, and proposed verbiage to negotiate a more favorable contract. To view the bad contract tutorial, click here.