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May 29, 2019

PPA Contract Templates: What is a Commercial Photography Contract?

A commercial photography contract is a very specific type of contract geared towards images being used for selling or promoting a business, or entity. Basically, photography that will help make the entity more commercially successful.

Since these images are going to be used for commercials it is important to have clauses that state how the images can be used, potentially for how long, and if they can be edited. In a sense a commercial photography contract can have a licensing agreement blended into it. Further, depending on the client’s needs, the contract may include a copyright transfer instead of a licensing agreement.

The commercial licensing agreement template at is meant to be a great starting point, and allow members to pull certain wording or clauses from it. Not a PPA member yet? Join today!