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January 12, 2022

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. Basically, photography will help make the business 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, 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 it allows members to pull certain wording or clauses from it.

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