Joburg-based legal firm Web•Tech•Law has just launched an online legal service designed to take the pain out of creating contracts for photographers and photography studios who just want to get on and create beautiful pictures for commercial clients without worrying too much about copyright, data protection, consumer protection, termination agreements and who is responsible for what.

If you’re a commercial photographer working to commission in any field, from photojournalism to advertorial content, it’s well worth checking out as many off-the-shelf contracts don’t actually comply with South African law.

To celebrate the launch of the Photographer Terms of Engagement and Data Protection service – which you’ll find over here – Web•Tech•Law is offering readers a discount of 20% off the usual price. You get a comprehensive contracting service worth R1 500 for just R1 200 – all you have to do is quote the discount code *htxt13* when you sign up.

(Picture CC StarsApart @ Flickr)

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.