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Certificate of Authenticity for Your Photography

How To Create A Certificate Of Authenticity For Your Photography

by Waseem Abbas on Oct 19, 2020

Are you planning to create a certificate of authenticity for your photos? You may need one, especially when selling your photos online.

It’s no secret that online image theft runs rampant, but that shouldn’t stop you from selling your photos to your customers. It just means that, when you do sell, you should consider sending along a certificate of authenticity. That way, buyers know the photo they purchased is genuine!

In this guide, we will share how to create a certificate of authenticity for your photography.

You might see copies of your original work reproduced without your permission. In that case, there’s nothin much you can do about it. But, you can keep your customers happy by providing authenticated photos.

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 information, there’s a lot that you’ll need to keep in mind when designing your certificate of authenticity.

Here are a few important things that should definitely be a part the certificate of authenticity for your photography:

  • The name of your company
  • Title (certificate of authenticity)
  • Name of the photographer (credits)
  • Number of the photo
  • Number of the edition
  • Size of the print

Here are the few templates for photography authenticity certificates:

1. First Example

First Certificate of Authenticity for Your Photography

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

Second Certificate of Authenticity for Your Photography

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

Third Certificate of Authenticity for Your Photography

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.

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  1. I would like to use the third example as a template but when I googled templates and this example appeared I see there is no button to download it – is it subject to copyright?
    It looks like it is available as a template.

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