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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Model Release

When selling photos to publications, etc..., most will request a model's release whenever there are people used in the photos as main subject matter. Here's an example of a model release for selling photos with people in them:



Model Release
 
For valuable consideration as listed below, I, ___________________, hereby give the photographer/Videographer: ___________________, his/her legal representatives, and assigns, the right and permission to copyright and or/use, publish, and reuse and republish photographic pictures or portraits, videos, or images made of me in which I may be distorted in character or form, representing my own name or a fictitious name, through any media and for whatever purpose the photographer/Videographer chooses.
 
I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless the photographer, his representatives, assigns, employees, or any person or persons, corporation or corporations, acting under the permission of the Videographer, including any firm publishing or distributing the finished product, even though the finished product may be distorted, blurred, altered, or used in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise and subject me to scandal, ridicule, reproach, scorn, or indignity.
 
I hereby waive any right to approve the finished photograph or video, or any copy which might be used in conjunction with the finished photograph or video.
 
I hereby warrant that I am over eighteen years of age, and am competent to contract in my own name, insofar as the above is concerned.
 
My compensation is to be as follows:____________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
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I have read the foregoing release, authorizations and agreement, before Affixing my signature below, and warrant that I fully understand the contents thereof:
 
DATE:______________SIGNED:_________________________

WITNESS:_______________________ADDRESS___________________


I hereby certify that I am the parent and/or guardian for:_____________________ a child under the age of eighteen years, and in consideration of value received, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I hereby consent that any photographs or video which have been or are about to be taken by the photographer/Videographer may be used by him/her for any purposes set forth in the release above, signed by a child model, with the same force and effect as if signed by me.
 
PARENT OR GUARDIAN__________________________________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________

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