Model releases and agreements are an essential part of being a photographer. Even as a wedding photographer, if you are ever planning a stylized shoot, then you need a model release. Anytime the person you are shooting is not a paying client who already signed a separate client/photographer agreement (such as a wedding contract), you should have them sign a model release agreement. Having a clear model release will ensure that you never have to worry about someone staking claim to or trying to profit from one of your images.
In this Model Release/Agreement you will find the following:
– Release of Rights for photographic materials such as prints, profits, reproductions, galleries and sales (+more).
– Release of rights for future profit
– Photographer’s ownership and rights of photos
– Protecting Your Images Form Being Altered (or having filters added to them on social media!)
– Liability & Copyright