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The Nerdy Photographer Podcast

Dec 13, 2018

Photographers frequently hire other photographers to work with them, more often as second shooters or assistant photographers but also as 'associate photographers' who represent the main studio as the primary photographer on a gig.

In this episode, I talk with my friend, Leighton DaCosta, about why it is important to have a 'master service agreement' that specifically spells out the business relationship you have with your second/associate photographers, delineating everything from payments dependent on the type of work that is going to be done to the code of conduct expected from the subcontracted photographers.

Listen and find out why this might be something you need to add to your business!

Click here to view our selection of photography business contracts including the Master Service Agreement Leighton discusses in this episode.

About Our Guest

Leighton DaCosta, or “LD” as many know him by, is a Wedding and Fine Art Portrait Photographer based in Charleston, South Carolina. He started his photography business 15 years ago while serving in the Navy. Due to the military requirements, he learned to make his studio “interstate mobile” as he has operated for extended periods in Virginia, Florida, Utah, Georgia, and now, South Carolina. He’s conducted photo assignments in exotic and remote places such as Dubai, Jamaica, and Aruba; as well as several years flying over Afghanistan.

You can check out Leighton’s website at, and follow along with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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The Nerdy Photographer podcast is a photography podcast discussing life, business, and pop culture with a little bit of useless information in each episode.

This podcast is edited and produced by Casey Fatchett.