Ok, so I asked my friends and their friends if anyone is interested in a free photoshoot, so I can get some practice. Several of them responded. I want to start PBing... or putting together something at least to show people when I do free photoshoots. Does anyone have a simple contract language stating that I have rights to use their photos?
Thanks for the help. I posted it on my Facebook, because my current model (DS), hates the camera... lol.
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.
Thanks Stacey, I do wish you lived closer
oh, Stacey, can you PM the same to me? I did the maternity session but didn't have her sign anything. I want her to sign something for the newborn session, but have no idea where to begin. And I'm sure she won't be my only free "client" as I learn.
Would love to see what others have too. (El, sure hope it's okay I jumped on your thread, but we're looking for the same thing here, right?)
Totally fine Gwen. I am sure other would benefit from this thread
Here is my exact model release...have EVERYONE sign one. I don't care if it's your sister or cousin. You could be in a ton of legal trouble if your model didn't want their pics released and you even just post them on Flickr. I just pieced this together from some free ones I found on the internet. I'm going to have a more extensive one together soon since I'm technically in business now. Fun stuff.
Client Name:_____________________________________________ ________
Date of Session:__________________________________________ ________
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement contains the entire understanding between Erica
R**** and THE CLIENT. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to change or add to this agreement is to do so in writing, and
providing the document is signed by all the relevant parties.
DIGITAL NEGATIVES, PRINTS and COPYRIGHTS: The photographs, digital negatives or
prints produced by Erica R**** are protected by Copyright Law (all rights reserved) and may not be reproduced in any manner without Erica R**** explicit written permission.
PHOTO AVAILABILITY: Photos will be available to view within two weeks time of the original session date. Prints may be purchased at request.
LIABILITY: Erica R**** is not responsible for injuries or damage incurred throughout the photo session.
MODEL RELEASE: THE CLIENT hereby assigns and grants Erica R**** and its legal
representatives the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of
THE CLIENT or in which THE CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. THE CLIENT hereby releases Erica R**** and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. It is agreed that Erica R**** may display and use the photographs taken for advertising, display, website and internet promotion, photographic contests, public display such as in malls, photography books, photography instructional books, store fronts, window displays, studio display, television advertising, magazine advertising and any other purpose thought proper by Erica R****.
Last edited by ELeigh; 10-02-2009 at 02:11 AM.