January 2021 Archives

The Covid pandemic has been devastating to photographers' businesses. Unless you're shooting just landscapes or building exteriors, or doing studio product photography, you work with people. Close up to and around people. It's a very intimate job. Of course seminar or conference coverage stopped right away almost a year ago. Any work for colleges and universities faded as students took classes from home. Hospitals do not want you walking the halls.  Publications of all kinds have cut way back on assignments. Travel is very difficult and dangerous, from airports to hotels to venues and back again.

While we continue to await vaccines for the vast majority of our population, we've all had to assess risk in operating closely with clients. I recommend anyone contemplating dangers from the virus on assignment to read the ASMP's Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators. The American Society of Media Photographers has done outstanding work this past year in educating working photographers and providing resources like the Health & Safety guide.

Their recommendations include a waiver form that you can have any photo subject sign before an assignment. It's important in protecting you, both physically and legally. Here's the form modified for my business. And of course be diligent in mask wearing, keeping your distance, and thoroughly cleaning surfaces

Stay safe.

      COVID-19 Health Screening & Liability Release Waiver

Due to the 2019-2020 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), our business is taking extra precautions with the care of every client to include health history review and enhanced sanitation/disinfecting procedures in compliance with CDC guidance.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
•Fever over 100.4
•Dry Cough
•Difficulty Breathing
Muscle pain
Sore throat

I agree to the following:
•I understand the above symptoms and affirm that I, as well as all household members, do not currently have, nor have experienced the symptoms listed above within the last 14 days.
•I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 30 days.
•I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 30 days.
•I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not traveled outside of the country or to any city considered to be a "hot spot" for COVID-19 infections within the past 30-days.
•I understand that Dwight Cendrowski Photography LLC cannot be held liable for any exposure to the COVID-19 virus caused by misinformation on this form or the health history provided by each client.

By signing below, I agree to each statement above and release Dwight Cendrowski Photography LLC from any and all liability for unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.

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