Terms & Conditions

The Photographer and the Client hereby acknowledge that the following Terms and Conditions are incorporated in and make a part of the Agreement between the parties hereto.


Client means the Client specified in Item 1 of the Summary.
Expenses means the expenses incurred by the Photographer and to be paid by the Client and set out in Item 4 of the Summary.
Fee means the total fee as specified in Item 3 of the Summary.
GST has the meaning defined in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Act 1999 (Cth).
License means the license granted by the Photographer to the Client for Uses of the Photographs as specified in Item 5 of the Summary.
Photographs means the finished photographs taken by the Photographer and as chosen by the Client and detailed in Item 2 of the Summary.
Photographer includes any employees, assistants, or any other parties engaged by the Photographer specified in Item 1 of the Summary to provide the Services. Services means the services provided by the Photographer and set out in Item 2 of the Summary.
Summary means the Photography Services Agreement attached to this Agreement which forms part of this Agreement.
Term means the period set out in Item 7 of the Summary.
Uses means the permitted uses granted by the Photographer to the Client for use of the Photographs as set out in Item 6 of the Summary.


2.1 The Agreement is between the Photographer and the Client. The Client wishes to engage the Photographer and the Photographer accepts the engagement to hereby:
(a) provide the Services to the Client;
(b) produce the Photographs; and
(c) upon full payment of the Fee and the Expenses, the Photographer will grant the Client the License on the terms set out in this Agreement.


3.1. The Client agrees to pay the Fee and Expenses (plus GST, if applicable) to the Photographer.
3.2 All amounts payable under this Agreement are inclusive of GST. If any amount payable under this Agreement is the consideration for a taxable supply under GST Law, then GST, calculated in accordance with the GST legislation, must be paid in addition to the amount specified in this Agreement at the same time and in the same manner as the Fee and Expenses. All stamp duties and governmental charges, if any, arising out of or incidental to this Agreement are the responsibility of and must be paid by the Client.


4.1. In consideration of the full payment of the Fee and Expenses by the Client, the Photographer grants the Client the License to use the agreed Photographs for the Use(s) during the Term throughout the Territory. The License granted is not effective until both Parties have signed this Agreement and the Client has paid the Fees and Expenses in full.
4.2. The Photographer asserts all moral rights attached to the Photographs, unless expressly provided for in Item 9 of the Summary, and the Client does NOT have the right to edit, change, add to, take from, alter or otherwise amend the Photographs without the prior written consent of the Photographer.
4.3. Notwithstanding the License granted under this Agreement, the Photographer reserves the right to use the Photographs during the Term in the Territory for the purposes of promoting and marketing the Photographer, including but not limited to displaying the Photographs in the Photographer’s portfolio, on the Photographer’s website and in galleries or in photography competitions. The Photographer expressly reserves all other rights subsisting in the Photographs not specifically granted in this Agreement.
4.4. In the event that the Client wishes to extend the Use, Territory or the Term of this Agreement, the Parties will negotiate a further use fee in good faith at the time.


5.1. The Photographer is the owner of the intellectual property created by the Photographer in the course of the Services, including but not limited to the Photographs, digital or electronic material, transparencies, negatives and prints relating to the Photographs. Photographs taken may be used for display, promotion, advertising or any purpose thought proper(including exhibitions and other contests, reproduction in editorial).
5.2. The Photographer retains all rights and ownership in the Photographs and any negatives (or digital equivalent) from which the Photographs are derived. No interest in the negatives (and/or digital equivalent) is assigned or licensed to the Client by this Agreement, unless expressly specified in the Summary. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Photographer is not responsible for storing or archiving the Photographs.


6.1. The Parties agree and acknowledge that the details of the Services, Photographs and/or works the subject of this Agreement have been discussed by the Parties and are described in full in Item 2 of the Summary and/or any applicable attached brief. It is further acknowledged that in the event that the Client or the Client’s representative is not present on the Photography Date(s) at the Location, then the Photographer’s interpretation of the Services shall prevail.


7.1. The Client warrants to the Photographer that:
(a) it has the capacity and authority to enter into this Agreement;
(b) it has obtained the necessary clearances in relation to the subject matter to be photographed; and
(c) it will only use the Photographs in accordance with the License granted under this Agreement.
7.2. The Client agrees to indemnify the Photographer against any actual and direct loss, claim, injury or damage (including any reasonable legal costs or expenses properly incurred) by the Photographer as a direct result of breach by the Client of the above warranties.


8.1 The Photographer shall carry out the assignment with due and professional diligence. Elements beyond the control of the Photographer includes faulty material, equipment failure, damaged and corrupt files, loss of memory cards in transit, industrial disputes, civil disturbances, or weather conditions which may inhibit or prevent the Photographer in completing in whole or part of the assignment. In this case the Photographer shall not be liable for its complete performance of the assignment. It is agreed that the liability of the Photographer shall be limited to a refund of any money paid under the agreement which shall be full and final satisfaction of any damage or loss suffered.
8.2 Client acknowledges and understands that the Photographer cannot guarantee that any specific photo will be taken. The Photographer will make every effort to accommodate Client’s wishes and acknowledges that there is a reasonable expectation of professional quality consistent with the photographers’ work. The Photographer cannot be held liable for factors over which they have no control which may affect the quality of the photographs, such as Client lateness and photogenic potential. Additionally, the Photographer cannot be responsible for the effects of the subject’s physical appearance including body position, facial expressions, blinking or clothing. The Photographer has the right to refuse to produce any image that could violate libel or copyright laws, or in course of its production could cause or contribute to bodily injury, death, equipment damage or property damage or destruction.


9.1 If the Client cancels the Agreement prior to the Cancellation Date as set out in Item 3 of the Summary, the Photographer reserves the right to charge the Cancellation Fee set out in Item 3 of the Summary. In the event that the Client cancels or postpones the Services after the Cancellation Date, the Photographer reserves the right to charge the Client the full Fee and Expenses.


10.1. This Agreement may be terminated if:
(a) The Client fails to pay any part of the Fee or Expenses;
(b) The Client is declared bankrupt, enters into administration or into liquidation; or
(c) The Client is in breach of this Agreement and has failed to rectify the breach within 30 days after receiving notice from the Photographer of such breach.
10.2. Immediately upon termination:
(a) All rights in the Photograph/s and/or work(s) revert to the Photographer; (b) The Client must return all physical property (including but not limited to the Photographs and any equipment); and
(c) All Fees and Expenses owed to the Photographer under this Agreement must paid in full.


11.1. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the Parties, and may not be modified, amended, or otherwise altered unless agreed in writing between the parties.
11.2. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid under the law, the validity of the whole shall not be affected. The remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
11.3. Each party must do all acts and execute all documents as necessary to give effect to this Agreement.
11.4. The Client must not assign or sub-license all or any of its rights in this Agreement without prior written consent of the Photographer.
11.5. This Agreement must be read and construed according to the laws of the state indicated in Item 10 of the Summary. The Parties submit to the jurisdiction of that state.


12.1. The Photographer agrees to deliver a proof sheet of photographs via WeTransfer within 72 hours.
12.2. WeTransfer will hold the delivery of photos for a period of 5 days. If the client does not download within the 5-day period, an additional fee of $50 will be charge to the client for redelivery. 12.3. The Photographer agrees to deliver edited and printed photographs within 14 days.

"We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and oceans on which we create our photography. The Darkinjung people. We pay respect to the Elders past, present and future."


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