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Model Release - I think I need one

 
Luxornv
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Mar 14, 2013 20:16 |  #1

One of my cousins just opened a salon and wants some pictures to use for her Facebook. I agreed to. We were discussing it in more detail today and she asked me if I could take pictures while she had a client. Since I knew the purpose of these photos would be for her to promote her salon, I was almost certain I'd need a model release. In addition to that, she also asked if she would be able to use these photos to submit to styling competitions in industry magazines.

Onto my question. If she does have me photograph a client of hers, what would I need in a model release to cover me? Or would there be a more creative way around it like if she gave the client a discount if they agree to be photographed for these purposes?

Also, she naturally wants some photos of herself too. Will I need her to sign a model release?

I probably bit off a bit more than I can chew here. I've never done any professional work. My only accolades are when people look at my best shots and comment, "Oh, that looks really good." I'm also not charging her for this as I don't feel my experience level is there to demand a price for this, not to mention we have a long standing relation as family.

Thank you for any help anyone can provide me.


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Mar 14, 2013 21:01 |  #2

you don't need the model release, she does. Photographers generally don't need model releases, the clients who wish to use the photo for advertising or what not need them, so we get them for our client or in case anyone asks for them later (eg. stock).

the only time YOU ever need a model release is if YOU plan to run a large campaign and monetize the image.

ETA let me clarify something. YOU generally don't need permission use YOUR images for promotion sharing etc, unless someone pays you for the job in which case the rights and who own them and such is hashed out then.

in your situation you may wish to have a contract to protect all parties involved.


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Mar 14, 2013 21:45 |  #3

mike_311 wrote in post #15716391 (external link)
you don't need the model release, she does. Photographers generally don't need model releases, the clients who wish to use the photo for advertising or what not need them, so we get them for our client or in case anyone asks for them later (eg. stock).

Spot on.

the only time YOU ever need a model release is if YOU plan to run a large campaign and monetize the image.

A little misleading. Money is not actually a factor is deciding if you need a release. You can monetize a photo of a person by selling a print or putting it in a photo book, which you then sell - no model release is needed.

If you give that same image to a charity for free and they use it to promote a good cause (no monetization of the image involved), they still need a model release. It is the use of the image for advertising/promotion of a business, product service or cause that requires a release, even if no money is involved.


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Mar 17, 2013 12:23 as a reply to  @ Dan Marchant's post |  #4

I'm happy to share mine here:
http://www.dtxmedia.co​m …phy-model-release-sample/ (external link)

"Here's what I use as a photography model release. Feel free to copy the text, and as a return favor please link back to me or share/ like the article. I offer no guarantees on anything on the verbiage, I you want something guaranteed, have a lawyer look at it.

In consideration of my engagement as a model, and for other good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, I hereby grant to Jonny Carroll, DTX Media, LLC, his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, those for whom Photographer is acting, and those acting .... "


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Luxornv
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Mar 17, 2013 20:36 |  #5

Thank you everyone who responded for your help.


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