Minor Release

In consideration of my engagement as a model, and for other consideration herein acknowledged as received, I hereby grant to ______________________________ (Photographer's Name), his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, successors in interest, those for whom Photographer is acting, and those acting with his/her authority, and permission, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to copyright, in his/her own name or otherwise, and use, re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included, in whole or in part, including bu

Simplified Adult Release

I hereby grant to ______________________ (Photographer's Name) the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission in respect of photographic portraits or pictures that he/she had taken of me or in which I may be included with others, to copyright the same, in his/her own name or otherwise; to use re-use, publish, and re-publish the same in whole or in part, individually or in any and all media now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising and trade, or any other purpose whatsoever without restriction as to altera

NPPA Independent Photographer's Toolkit - Adult Release

In consideration of my engagement as a model, and for other consideration herein acknowledged as received, I hereby grant to ______________________________ (Photographer's Name), his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, successors in interest, those for whom Photographer is acting, and those acting with his/her authority, and permission, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to copyright, in his/her own name or otherwise, and use, re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included, in whole or in part, including bu

NPPA Independent Photographer's Toolkit Photography Releases

When in doubt, get a release.

Business Forms

Paperwork. No one seems to like it. But a proper paper trail, besides demonstrating to clients that you are a professional, can save your business and more when things go wrong - if you do your paperwork right.

Several software packages have been designed to generate such forms, and most professional accounting packages can be adapted to generate customized estimates, invoices and more. All should include license and terms appropriate for the project. And all are essentially contracts, so be sure to review them with your attorney before offering or signing them.

NPPA Special Report: Ethics in the Age of Digital Photography

One of the major problems we face as photojournalists is the fact that the public is losing faith in us.

Disclaimers:

 

Questions & Answers

 

 

Copyright

Photographs are under copyright protection the moment they are created and fixed in a tangible form. The copyright laws in the United States give authors certain exclusive rights to their original works for a limited time.

Our Images Are Our Legacy

A primer for photojournalists on copyright and rights

U.S. Constitution
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8

The Congress shall have power ... to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries....