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    Was reading the free ebook downloaded from 85mm.ch, the author recommended this iphone/ipad/android app which i find will be very useful for photographers who need this form while on the go or during shoots.

    You can download it here:
    http://www.applicationgap.com/apps/easyrelease

    Not free though.

    Why you need Easy Release:

    Excerpted from: ASMP: Release Tutorial

    "A release is a written agreement between you and the person you are photographing, or the person who owns the property you are photographing. The purpose of the release is to protect you from any future lawsuits the person might file for claims such as defamation and invasion of privacy.

    A model release says the person being photographed has given consent to be photographed and to the use of the images you capture. It doesn’t just apply to professional models or situations where people know they are posing for photos. You should seek to get a signed model release any time that your photos contain recognizable images of people, unless you are certain that you will never want to use them for anything other than editorial purposes.

    A property release says that the owner of a certain property, such as a pet or a building, has given you consent to take and use images of the property. You don’t need one for public property, such as government buildings (although you may run into problems just from photographing them, for security reasons). But for images of private property — and particularly of objects that are closely identified with specific people — you are safer if you get a release.

    The releases you obtain should be saved forever and should be linked in some way with the photographs to which they relate. You can expect to be asked to produce them whenever you license an image, and you will need them if you ever have to defend yourself in court."


    Disclaimer: Btw, I am in no way affiliated to the developer of this app. Just sharing a tool that might be useful to some photographers here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    Was reading the free ebook downloaded from 85mm.ch, the author recommended this iphone/ipad/android app which i find will be very useful for photographers who need this form while on the go or during shoots.

    You can download it here:
    http://www.applicationgap.com/apps/easyrelease

    Not free though.

    Why you need Easy Release:

    Excerpted from: ASMP: Release Tutorial

    "A release is a written agreement between you and the person you are photographing, or the person who owns the property you are photographing. The purpose of the release is to protect you from any future lawsuits the person might file for claims such as defamation and invasion of privacy.

    A model release says the person being photographed has given consent to be photographed and to the use of the images you capture. It doesn’t just apply to professional models or situations where people know they are posing for photos. You should seek to get a signed model release any time that your photos contain recognizable images of people, unless you are certain that you will never want to use them for anything other than editorial purposes.

    A property release says that the owner of a certain property, such as a pet or a building, has given you consent to take and use images of the property. You don’t need one for public property, such as government buildings (although you may run into problems just from photographing them, for security reasons). But for images of private property — and particularly of objects that are closely identified with specific people — you are safer if you get a release.

    The releases you obtain should be saved forever and should be linked in some way with the photographs to which they relate. You can expect to be asked to produce them whenever you license an image, and you will need them if you ever have to defend yourself in court."


    Disclaimer: Btw, I am in no way affiliated to the developer of this app. Just sharing a tool that might be useful to some photographers here.
    I still haven't fully read the ebook. Just glanced.

    but thanks for the heads up. dled. ;P

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    TS, do note that Singapore laws are different from that in Europe or USA. So it is better that you read up singapore statutes about this subject. The iphone app may not be applicable due to that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    TS, do note that Singapore laws are different from that in Europe or USA. So it is better that you read up singapore statutes about this subject. The iphone app may not be applicable due to that reason.
    If I am not mistaken, you can edit the contents of the release form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79

    If I am not mistaken, you can edit the contents of the release form.
    Hmm. So in the end still need to consult lawyer to get the correct text?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Hmm. So in the end still need to consult lawyer to get the correct text?
    if u want to follow strictly according to sg law & regulation then yes (otherwise i am sure a very general universal one can be used, this i dunno cos i dun study law haha). And the convenience is that u can reuse the same template next time while on the go. I like the part whereby the model signs on the iphone/ipad/android and the form will be emailed to you in softcopy. Sounds cool and paperless! very environment friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    if u want to follow strictly according to sg law & regulation then yes (otherwise i am sure a very general universal one can be used, this i dunno cos i dun study law haha). And the convenience is that u can reuse the same template next time while on the go. I like the part whereby the model signs on the iphone/ipad/android and the form will be emailed to you in softcopy. Sounds cool and paperless! very environment friendly.
    It will ask you to fill up several fields.

    Name of photographer
    Name of shoot
    Shoot ID
    Shoot Date

    Model name
    Address
    Contact
    DOB
    Parents
    Female
    Asian
    ( photo ID ) will launch the camera.

    Witness

    Signature


    Then will create a PDF for you to email out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    It will ask you to fill up several fields.

    Name of photographer
    Name of shoot
    Shoot ID
    Shoot Date

    Model name
    Address
    Contact
    DOB
    Parents
    Female
    Asian
    ( photo ID ) will launch the camera.

    Witness

    Signature


    Then will create a PDF for you to email out.
    ohh, some of the above options cannot be saved? like photographer name?

    are u able to edit the model release template?

    i might consider buying this app but had to hold till i get my new android phone hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    ohh, some of the above options cannot be saved? like photographer name?

    are u able to edit the model release template?

    i might consider buying this app but had to hold till i get my new android phone hehe.
    cannot.. it's all written out.. only can change the fields.

    i print screen for u when get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    cannot.. it's all written out.. only can change the fields.

    i print screen for u when get home.
    ohh ok. thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    ohh ok. thanks so much!
    here's the print screen for the pdf.

    model release

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    here's the print screen for the pdf.

    model release
    thanks bro!

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    thanks bro!
    Np man

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