Model Release Forms

Photopedia

02 June 2008 10:30

If you intend to sell your portraits for commercial use of any kind then you need a signed model release form. The model (and quite often buildings too) has legal rights as to how and where the pictures are used.

A model release form is basically a contract that releases the model’s rights to influence picture usage. It should include both the photographer’s and model’s names, date, fee (if any), location and a statement explaining that the model fully understands that he or she is giving up all rights to the images. If the model is under 18 years of age you’ll also need the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

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