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This Photo Use Release Form is entered into and made valid upon signatures from both the Photographer and the Model.


The Model hereby grants and authorizes the Photographer the right to take, edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, distribute and make use of any and all pictures or video taken of the Model by the Photographer to be used in and/or for legally promotional materials including, but not limited to, newsletter, flyers, posters, brochures, advertisements, fundraising letter, annual reports, press kits and submissions to journalists, websites, social networking sites and other print and digital communications, without payment or any other consideration.


The authorization extends to all languages, media, formats and markets now known or hereinafter devised. 


The authorization shall continue indefinitely, unless the Model otherwise revokes said authorization in writing. 


The Model understands and agrees that these materials shall become the property of the Photographer and will not be returned.


The Model hereby holds harmless, and releases the Photographer from all liability, petitions, and causes of action which the Model, their heir, representative, executors, administrators, or any other persons may make while acting on their behalf.

Template does not constitute any form of legal advice, and the User is at all times encouraged to request external specific legal advice in respect of the execution of legal documents.
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What is a photo release form? 

A photo release form secures the use of an individual's likeness, either with or without noting their identification along with the image. This likeness is typically in a photograph (including those of amateur photographers). An organization, photographer, or website may use this form to ask an individual for permission to use a photo of the individual.

For the photo copyright release form to be correctly completed, it must include information about both Parties. This organization wishes to use the photograph and the individual in the picture. The individual must make a sworn statement allowing the organization to use the image. Before it is official, it must be signed and dated. It's often helpful to provide blank spaces, such as "print name" and "phone number," to lead you and the model through the completion process.

Here is a checklist to help determine whether you should use a release form:

  • Is the person the subject of the photo?
  • Can you foresee the photo being used for any commercial use, either immediately or eventually?

When is a photo release form needed?

When do you need a photo release form? Whenever you use someone's recognizable image to make a profit, whether for advertising, promotions, or any form of publication. 

This form is a must if you hire models or use photos for business purposes. If you work with minors, you'll need the consent of at least one parent or guardian unless the minor is legally emancipated. Knowing the local laws regarding age and legalities is essential.

How do you politely say no when faced with a photo release form?

If you're uncomfortable sharing a photo and need to decline a photo release form, you can politely say, "I would prefer not to send you a photo." 

You don't owe anyone a detailed explanation, but you can respond honestly and courteously if they ask. Respecting their curiosity while setting boundaries that make you feel comfortable is essential.

When do you not need a photo release form?

You don't need a photo release form when taking photos in public spaces. If you're snapping shots on public property, like a park or street, you're generally free to do so without needing consent from every person in the frame. Just be mindful of privacy and respectful of others' personal space, and you'll be good to go.

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Storing all your photo release forms in Contractbook offers businesses a streamlined and efficient solution. Companies can easily access, manage, and track their photo release forms by centralizing these essential documents in one secure digital platform. With Contractbook's intuitive interface, organizing and storing these forms becomes a breeze, saving valuable time and resources. 

Additionally, having all photo release forms stored in Contractbook ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, providing peace of mind for businesses and safeguarding against potential disputes. Plus, with customizable templates and automated reminders, Contractbook empowers businesses to stay organized and proactive in their document management processes, ultimately enhancing productivity and efficiency.

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