Photography – Photo Release & Model Release Forms

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Photo Release Form

The photo release form, also sometimes referred to as photo consent form or photo copyright form, is a contract between the photographer and client (or model) that grants the client permission to print hard copies of the photos (i.e. portraits, headshots, or wedding photographs, etc.). (Source: Studiobinder)

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Model Release Form

The model release form is a contract that outlines the agreement between a model and the photographer, most often used in fashion photography. A model release allows the photographer to use the photos promotionally or sell the photos commercially.

Always obtain a model release prior to shooting, regardless of whether the model is paid or unpaid. Even if you don’t have any plans to license the photos, an opportunity may present itself well after the shoot. To prevent any issues, get the release before you start shooting on the day. Trying to secure a model release after the fact can become problematic. (Source: Studiobinder)

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Coffeehouse Lights

Lights in Insight Coffeehouse Sacramento
Photo ©Reid Walley; Insight Coffeehouse, 16th Street, Sacramento, CA – Jan 17, 2016.

Most of the time when I see something I like, I figure out interesting angles to photograph it. But most of the time I used to get too embarrassed in public to actually take the picture. NO MORE!

There was a couple sitting right next to me at Insight Coffeehouse when I took the time to casually take a couple of photographs of the lighting fixture on the wall. I spent more time than I ever have at experimenting with angles and multiple shots. And the whole time feeling a bit uncomfortable because there were strangers very near by that were, I’m sure, judging me!

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