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Are you planning to create a certificate of authenticity for your photos? When selling your photos, it can be hard to keep others from copying your work. In this guide, we will share how to create a certificate of authenticity for your photography.
Similar to artwork, paintings, and branded watches and jewelry, you might see copies of your original work reproduced without your permission. Your customers may not be happy to find this out it since they have paid a good amount to purchase the original photos from you and don’t expect unauthorized copies to be floating around.
Creating a certificate of authenticity for your photography will give peace of mind to your clients that they have invested in the right photographer.
What Does a Certificate of Authenticity Include?
From the number of editions, number of prints, grouping of photos, and other things, theres a lot that you need to include in the design of the certificate.
However, a few important things should definitely be a part of the certificate of authenticity for your photography.
- The name of your company (optional)
- Title (certificate of authenticity)
- Name of the photographer (credits)
- Number of the photo
- Number of the edition
- Size of the print
- Any other useful information
Here are the few templates for photography authenticity certificates:
1. First Example
In this certificate template, you can see the name of the photographer or their company entitled with the title to the certificate. There are limited options that cover all the important factors of authentication.
The title is the name of the photograph or album, edition number is what edition you are selling, size of the prints, date and location of the sale and signature of the photographer. This information can help the photographer to keep a record for later.
They also added the email, website, number and Facebook details in the certificate. It will work as a call-to-action for the photographer.
2. Second Example
This photographer doesn’t include the company name in the header of the certificate. However, it is given as an artist name with the other fields. If you plan to sell photos from other photographers, then this certificate is for you.
The other information is similar to the previous authenticity certificate template.
3. Third Example
In this certificate template, the photographer added a thumbnail of the main photograph. It has some information about the safety of the photo and copyrights.
This certificate also includes the date of authentication which can help in tracking the record of the prints sold by the photographer.
That’s all! We hope this guide has helped you to learn how to create a certificate of authenticity for your photography. You may also want to check out our guide on 5 best free photography contract templates.