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Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?

I was in a park yesterday snapping photos. Though focused on landscapes and nature shots, I happened to get a photo of a woman in the park and it turned out to be a nice photo. She was hundreds of ...
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Do you ever need model releases for your own children?

Location: Canada I am wondering what is the best course of action for getting a model release form signed for your own children for any work or photos that one person would have. I live in Canada and ...
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What to do with a model release when shooting with someone who is not yet 18?

DISCLAIMER: Aside from legal advice (I do understand that every nation is different), what I am looking for is anything that I might have missed and yet comes from common sense application. I do want ...
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What smartphone model release app do pros use?

I am looking for an app that will help me with model releases. I have come across Easy Release which looks like a great product yet what are the pros using when it comes to shooting the photo and ...
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Do I need written consent when publishing photographs from models in Germany?

This question might have multiple layers to it. Background I have been taking photos of people for the past two years. These people of course have verbaly consented to this. You could call them ...
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Can I use photos of paid shooting sessions to promote my business?

Lets say a business pays me to do 8-12 business type of shots so they have some nice photos they can use on their own website - and they pay me for the shooting. Copyright stays with me, they get some ...
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Which license to publish photography without release model

Which license should I choose to publish a photography with a recognizable person in a public space on sites like 500px or Flickr? I know I can not offer it as a stock photo at a marketplace without ...
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Can I sell a book that includes pictures of people's cats?

I live in Portland, OR, USA. For the past couple of years, I've been taking Instagram pictures of cats in my neighborhood. All the pics are taken from the sidewalk or the street. Some of them show ...
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Legal: do I need releases for a photo booth at a public event?

I have a non-profit that regularly puts on public events that are free and open to everyone. We recently installed a photo booth at our events that anyone is free to take part in. We created a release ...
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Do I need permission from the photographer to use images taken of me in my personal portfolio?

I am a paid model, my work comes from both agencies and portfolio websites such as purestorm.com. Photographers pay me to take photos of me and my question is am I allowed to use these images on a ...
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Is the model release form per shoot or per subject?

I'm planning on doing some TFP shoots with local models and am wondering about the model release form. Do I need a signed form for each shoot or just one per model?
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my wedding photos were a gift but now she wants to put them all over the internet

I had a friend who is a professional wedding photographer offer to do our wedding pictures as a gift.... When we finally got them 6 months later we were told they were available by her putting them ...
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Can old photos be used in a self-published memoir without permission?

I am helping an older person self-publish her memoir. She has photos of students in plays that she produced in a school setting some 30 plus years ago. She cannot now track down these people to get ...
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How do copyright licenses and model/likeness/publicity rights interact, if at all?

I release many of my photos under one or more Creative Commons licenses. One of them was recently uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, and I was approached by a moderator there with an inquiry whether I had ...
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If a runner in a race signs a model release, can I use the photo for commercial use if I buy it on a stock site?

I am designing a race calendar and I need some good images. I have found some on stock sites, but they are for editorial use only. I know that most of these races have all runners sign a release of ...
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When do you need a model release?

Revised Question: After a bit of a think I realised that this question can also be asked the other way round and much more simply: In what situation(s) have you required a model release? Original ...
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Ethics of uploading photos taken on holidays

So, I've received permission to photograph someone - what factors should I take into account as to whether it's ok to upload such photos onto the internet? In my particular case, it's two photos of ...
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What kind of signed statement or writing do I need from a model to own a license on the photo?

I would like to take photos of strangers out in public, but I'm worried that I might get in trouble if I use the image (even non-commercially) in any way - like posting online in a blog. I've heard ...
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Will electronic or digital model releases or contracts hold up in court?

Are there any legal examples where a digital model release/contracts was upheld in court? I have read about digital signatures, but am curious in relation to how it works with, let's say, an app that ...
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Where can I find a release form for using clients' photos on websites and on promotional materials?

I am looking for a release form so I can use pictures I took of my clients on my website and on promotional material. I have no intention of selling the photos. I have no idea what to even google. ...
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Do I need a written model release to enter a street portrait in a competition?

I've taken a street portrait photo (here) that I'd like to enter in a competition (the Sony World Photo Awards). I asked the man in the shop if I could take his photo, and he was more than happy for ...
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What workflow should I use for managing model releases?

Managing and collecting model releases might become a tiresome job, specially for hobby photographers like me. Asking a stranger to sign a paper might become trick in most cases, specially in a 3rd ...
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How much pay to a model in a session of photos for stock?

I want make a photo project to send to a stock photography agency, but I don't know what I should pay to a model for signing the model release. Pay by photo, by hour, or in some other way?
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Are photo release forms required for old company-event photos?

Can I publish old company event photos (for a Company book that includes "Our History") without all the employees signing release forms? I'm having trouble even finding/contacting the old employees ...
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Has there ever been a ruling on the necessity / legality of a property release for non-trademarked property?

While this is a legal question, it's an area often broached by photographers: that of the property release. An individual's right of publicity is widely recognized, and obtaining model releases from ...
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Is a model release needed for all commercial photo sales?

I've seen variants of this question covered on many sites but I can't find an answer specific to fine art sales. I know that I need a model release if my picture will be used as stock photography (...