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    hi all,
    Does anyone happen to have a format of the release contract that you usually signs with the model before the photoshoot for me to follow? Me quite new in this...

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    no one can help?

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    Not sure if this is what you're looking for:

    http://forum.deviantart.com/gallerie...graphy/506206/

    If the link doesn't work, then use this extract which was taken directly from the post:

    Model Release Form
    (A In consideration of $.............., (amount or nil) receipt is acknowledged,
    I,................................................ ........................................, (the model’s name)
    do hereby give,............................................. ..................... (photographer’s name) and his/her assigns, licensees and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use my picture, portrait or photograph in all forms of media and in all manner, including electronic media and/or composite representations, for advertising, trade, or any lawful purposes and I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy that may be created in connection therewith.
    I am of full age*. I have read this release and am fully familiar with its contents. *Delete this sentence if the subject is a minor. (The parent or guardian must sign the Consent form below)
    Signed: ..............................……..........…….
    Address: ................................…….......……
    ..............................................…….. .....…….
    Date: .................................……...........……
    Witnessed: .....................................….......
    Address .............................................…...
    …................................................. ..….......
    Date: ...........................................……..... .

    (*B) MINOR CONSENT (if applicable for minor)
    I am the parent or guardian of the minor named above and have the legal authority to execute the above release. I approve the foregoing and waive any rights in the photographs.
    Signed:........................................... ........
    Address:.......................................... .......
    .................................................. ............
    Date: .................................................. ...

    Witnessed: ..............................................
    Address........................................... ........
    .................................................. .............
    Date: .................................................. ....

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    Some additional points about release:
    Before the shoot, u must inform the model that u require her to sign a release.
    After the shoot, u then show her all the photos, ask her to sign the release and then pay her the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Some additional points about release:
    Before the shoot, u must inform the model that u require her to sign a release.
    After the shoot, u then show her all the photos, ask her to sign the release and then pay her the money.

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fWord
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    thanks!

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    Here's a pdf version by practical photography if you're interested:

    http://www.photographymags.co.uk/nav...source=3549085

    Its pretty much the same but saves you the typing/formatting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Some additional points about release:
    Before the shoot, u must inform the model that u require her to sign a release.
    After the shoot, u then show her all the photos, ask her to sign the release and then pay her the money.
    Just to add on, please be very specific on your intentions of how you are going to use the images...I reckon this is just basic Photographer's integrity and acto of professionalism. Also I will suggest that you request her to sign it first BEFORE THE SHOOT. As there have been cases that the model refuses to sign the releases and use that to demand for more money.

    Good luck!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by lashlyn
    Just to add on, please be very specific on your intentions of how you are going to use the images...I reckon this is just basic Photographer's integrity and acto of professionalism. Also I will suggest that you request her to sign it first BEFORE THE SHOOT. As there have been cases that the model refuses to sign the releases and use that to demand for more money.

    Good luck!

    Linda
    Hmmm thats pretty unprofessional. Industry's small... word will get around and sooner or later nobody's gonna want to work with them. Rule no.1 of the service industry is don't piss-off your clients, at least not the important ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Some additional points about release:
    Before the shoot, u must inform the model that u require her to sign a release.
    After the shoot, u then show her all the photos, ask her to sign the release and then pay her the money.
    I am not too sure as to how adviceable "after the shoow, u then show her all the photos, ask her to sign the release and then pay her the money is" though.

    There is nothing to stop you from requiring her to sign the release form prior to the shoot. Honestly, that would be a wiser move.

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    who keeps the form ??????

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    This is the one i use and its probs the best one, alos to answer previous question the photog keeps the form, however if model wants a copy then give them one. the bold bit only counts if u paid the model

    For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I __________________________________________________
    [name of model] on my own behalf and on behalf of ___________________________________________[name of company, if model is an employee acting within
    scope of employment] (the “Model”) hereby irrevocably acknowledge and agree in favor of the photographer or artist named below (the “Photographer”), and the
    Photographer’s heirs, executors, legal representatives, licensees, successors and assigns, those for whom the Photographer may be acting, and those who may be
    acting with the Photographer’s authority and permission (collectively, the “Authorized Parties”) as follows:
    1. In the event photographs, illustrations, video or other images of, including or depicting the Model are taken or created by or on behalf of the Photographer in any media
    (“Images”), all worldwide right, title and interest in and to the Images and all related materials (including copyright, all other intellectual property and other proprietary
    rights) shall be owned by the Photographer or as the Photographer may determine.
    2. The Photographer shall have the irrevocable right (which may be licensed, transferred, granted or assigned to other parties as the Photographer sees fit) to use, publish,
    reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display, either digitally or in any other medium now known or later developed, such Images
    in any form, including without limitation, use as part of a composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to text, changes or alterations, whether
    or not in conjunction with the Model’s name or a fictitious name, for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, publishing, or any other commercial purpose
    whatsoever. The Model also consents to the use of any narrative, text, audio, sound, action, program, effect or other matter that may be used in connection with the
    Images and the permitted uses, and irrevocably waives any right that the Model may have to inspection or approval of any of the deliverables or uses contemplated in
    this Release. In consideration of the Model’s consent and release, the Photographer will use reasonable commercial efforts to ensure that the Images will not be used
    for any pornographic, obscene, defamatory or libelous purpose.
    3. The Model hereby irrevocably releases the Photographer and each of the Authorized Parties, and any and all other parties acting under right, title, assignment, grant
    or license from the Photographer or the Authorized Parties, from any liability, costs or expenses arising by virtue of: (i) any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion or
    use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the creation of the Images or in any subsequent use, processing or publication
    thereof; and (ii) any claim or cause of action, now known or later developed, resulting from or in connection with any use of the Images contemplated by this Release,
    including without limitation, any claims for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, or breach of publicity or other property rights.
    4. The person or persons signing this Release represent and covenant that: (i) if the Model is signing this Release, that he/she is of full legal age and has the right and
    capacity to contract in their own name in their jurisdiction of residence; (ii) if a parent or guardian is signing for the Model, that the person or persons signing have full
    authority in the jurisdiction in which the Release is executed to sign this Release on behalf of the Model; (iii) if acting as an employee of a company or other entity, the
    person or persons signing this Release have authority to bind the company or other entity; (iv) the person or persons signing this Release have carefully read the above
    Release prior to signing, and are fully familiar with the contents and consequences of it; and (v) this Release shall be binding without restriction as to time or otherwise
    upon the Model and his/her heirs, executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns, as the case may be.
    Notes: [insert particulars of consideration or other relevant information]
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _______________________________________
    Photographer
    Name (print) __________________________________________________ __
    Date _____________________ *Signature___________________________
    Phone____________________ Address ____________________________
    City _________________ State/Province ______ Zip/Postal Code _________
    Country ________________________Email: __________________________
    Witness (NOTE: All persons signing and witnessing must be of legal age
    and capacity in the area in which this Release is signed. A person cannot
    witness their own release)
    Name (print) __________________________________________________ __
    Date _____________________ *Signature___________________________
    Model
    Name (print) __________________________________________________ __
    Date _____________________ *Signature___________________________
    Phone____________________ Address ____________________________
    City _________________ State/Province ______ Zip/Postal Code _________
    Country ________________________Email: __________________________
    Parent(s) or Guardian(s) (if person is a minor or lacks capacity in the jurisdiction
    of residence)
    Name (print) __________________________________________________ __
    Date _____________________ *Signature___________________________
    Phone____________________ Address ____________________________
    City _________________ State/Province ______ Zip/Postal Code _________
    Country ________________________Email: __________________________
    Model Release

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarii
    Hmmm thats pretty unprofessional. Industry's small... word will get around and sooner or later nobody's gonna want to work with them. Rule no.1 of the service industry is don't piss-off your clients, at least not the important ones!
    the industry is not small!!!!

    The photographic industry is pretty big

    also, always ask and make sure they sign before payment and shoot if you do not know them or have not used them before, yes it is unproffesioanal when the "model" refuses to sign after, but hey, it happens in every line of work and this is just a saftey net so you get the shots you want to use.
    Last edited by wildstallion; 25th February 2006 at 11:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion
    the industry is not small!!!!

    The photographic industry is pretty big

    also, always ask and make sure they sign before payment and shoot if you do not know them or have not used them before, yes it is unproffesioanal when the "model" refuses to sign after, but hey, it happens in every line of work and this is just a saftey net so you get the shots you want to use.
    Small not in terms of revenue or people, but rather in the sense that a bad experience/reputation can really travel far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumyum
    who keeps the form ??????
    You as the photographer must keep the ORIGINAL copy, u must also attach a photo of the shoot to it as a visual reference (over a periond of time you may loose track of who is who Pls file in a safe place as these are official documents and you dun wan them to be left lying around.

    IF the model request for it, make a copy for them.

    Linda

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