TheLawTog – Model Release Forms
Understanding how to legally protect your photography business can be overwhelming.
From marketing materials to portfolio usage, knowing where and how you can use your images can be intimidating.
That’s why we offer affordable model release forms tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every release.
We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.
If you plan to use your images for advertising or portfolio purposes, a model release form is an essential way to protect your photography business.
A model release is generally signed by the subject of a photograph. It gives you permission to license or use the image.
This form also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This protects you from legal action and eliminates the unknowns around publishing images.
These model release forms allow clients to easily and legally give permission for use of their photographic images (not audio or video).
This download includes two model release forms:
General Release: includes language covering adults and minors
Limited Release: allows client to limit use of their images by the photographer
Not only does this form provide legal protection, it positions you as a credible business owner. Clients will respect your clear rules, detailed expectations, and you!
As an affordable way to protect your business, our lawyer-drafted, photographer-approved model release is a must-have investment.
Please note – if you are looking for a document that gives the client complete confidence that you will not share the photographs you need the Privacy of Photographs Agreement.
Are these good for outside of the United States? These are general contract templates drafted on United States contract principles – you can view the entire explanation HERE of how to utilize these from state-to-state and outside of the United States.
How do I use these contracts? Download, Amend and Copy/Paste into application or program that you want for electronic use.
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All contracts come as Microsoft Word document files.
Typically opened in Microsoft Word BUT they can be opened a variety of ways without Microsoft Word, such as through Note Pad, Text Edit, Google Docs. Keep in mind – opening in these systems may not show the color coding – just be mindful of notes that we have placed in the contract to help you fill it out.
Tutorial: If you do NOT have Word, press/hold control + click on the file. A pop up will come up. Choose “Open with” and select the program you want to use.
Google Docs Tutorial: Select File Upload in Google docs. Choose your downloaded Word doc. Open it in Google Drive (if you want to edit).
Please note: An alternate version of the contract will not be sent. Compatibility and accessibility is responsibility of the user.