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7th of June 2011 (Tue), 07:54
I have a client that wants me to shoot her family session on her employers private property. I told her that I need written permission from the home owners (her employers). What should something like that say?
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 08:04
That you have permission to be on or within the property taking photographs on (date) for a period of (time start to time finished).
If they have a change of mind and decide to kick you out, even if you just started shooting, leave immediately or you can be charged with trespassing.
Otherwise, enjoy and stick to the terms while respecting the property owner's property and rights.
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 18:45
I agree with the above relative to its content but this is not a situation like you are renting a commercial location from 1400-1700 hrs. This is a boss-employee relationship and if it was me I would simply go on a verbal OK and tell them that the time you give them is your best guess but it might be slightly more. It all depends on their relationship. I am the kind of person that doesn't like to over complicate things if it doesn't need to be.
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 19:06
I'm with ssim. I've done a lot of portraits at friends of the people I'm shooting. They have it all setup and all I do is meet them there. Although I've said to myself "I hope they really know these people" as I'm driving up to the house. LOL
7th of June 2011 (Tue), 20:20
Get the owner's number, call him or her and explain what and when. This should not be a circumstance that requires a written contract. If the owner sounds iffy over the matter, bring that up to the client and suggest the client explain it better to her boss. Then contact the boss again.
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 00:58
*Ringggggg ringggggg ringggggg*
"May we shoot here?"
*Click click click click*
That's how I do it. If property owner needs their own release, I'll sign it or not depending what it says (they might need one saying if I climb something and fall on my head I won't sue them, etc).
9th of June 2011 (Thu), 21:58
thanks for the input, all!
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