Release forms

Over the past few weeks, I have been looking into model release forms.

Published on the 3rd March 2020

I have used them lots in the past for previous shoots with models.

I was unsure of if I need to change anything on those I have used before. Michelle advised me to add in if not already in the text about social media and platforms

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The release I have previously used I have amended slightly.

In consideration of my engagement as a model, and for other good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, I hereby grant the following rights and permissions to Justin Hopes (“Photographer”), his, legal representatives, and assigns, those for whom Photographer is acting, and those acting with his authority and permission. They have the irrevocable, perpetual and unrestricted right and permission to take, use, re-use, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof in colour or otherwise, made through any medium at his studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, specifically including but not limited to print media and distribution over the internet for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I specifically consent to the digital compositing or distortion of the portraits or pictures, including without restriction any changes or alterations as to colour, size, shape, perspective, context, foreground or background. I also consent to the use of any published matter in conjunction with such photographs. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection with them or the use to which they may be applied. I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Photographer, his, legal representatives, and assigns, and all persons acting under his permission or authority or those for whom he is acting, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of such photographs or in any subsequent processing of them, as well as any publication of them, including without limitation any claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy.

I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and I am fully familiar with the contents of this document. This document shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

I confirm that I am either over 18 years of age or that my parent or guardian has also agreed to these terms by selecting the appropriate option provided below.

I will amend the above even more, I just needed to get it to previous sitters So I can use the images of them

I have created a page on my website after chatting with Phil (a cohort) It seemed the easiest way for sitters to sign and access the release.

Reference:

(fig1) Sank, M, (2020). unknown. [accessed March,2020] [online] Available at <https://flex.falmouth.ac.uk/conversations#filter=type=inbox>