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Do I need a model release for a photo of myself if I am the photographer?

YOU as the photographer never need a model release. It is the end user who is going to publish the image, and potentially violate the model's rights, who needs the release. You as the photographer ...
Steven Kersting's user avatar
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Do I need written consent when publishing photographs from models in Germany?

Short answer, sometimes. If you only intend to upload them online, then you generally don't need written permission (some websites do require it though) however it can be a good idea to get permission ...
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Do you ever need model releases for your own children?

I did a quick Google of "Canada Model Release Law," and found this info: Why does it matter if the model is a minor? If the model is a minor, he or she will need parental permission to ...
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Do I need a model release for a photo of myself if I am the photographer?

This is not a legal advice!!! If you want to license the image (to magazine, stock agency, etc.) yes, you need model release. You as model should sign it to yourself as photographer.
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What to do with a model release when shooting with someone who is not yet 18?

Standard disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I am not giving any legal advice, other than to consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction. A basic way to go would be to gather the minors personal informations on ...
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What to do with a model release when shooting with someone who is not yet 18?

Standard disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I am not giving any legal advice, other than to consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction. In most states in the US, minors do not have the capacity to contract. ...
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Is a model release required when taking commercial photos for my UK company?

No. Model releases aren't used much in the UK.and there's no legal requirement for one. However you may want to have a contract drawn out between you and the organisation to protect everyone involved'...
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Corporate model objection instead of model release

The following is for entertainment purposes only. Contact a lawyer if you have serious legal concerns. Contact a lawyer to determine whether you actually need model releases and whether an opt-in or ...
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Do you need a release form when photographing employees on behalf of their employer?

No, you do not. The company will want to have them, though (for their use of the photos). Generally you need release forms to publish, not to shoot.
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Taking Photographs of People in a Restaurant - UK

I am not a lawyer. I recommend hiring one. It is a cost of doing business. Client fees should cover both overhead and profits. In terms of interior photographs of a restaurant, the simple solution is ...
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Do you ever need model releases for your own children?

You are the parent, you are the photographer. Unless you plan to sue yourself for using an image then no. Flippant answer aside i would think that any publication or contest would require a model ...
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How do I give permission to a photographer, to sell images of me, on Stock Photography websites such as Alamy or Shutterstock?

When a photographer uploads to stock agencies such as Alamy or Shutterstock, they have 2 options to consider. Option 1 - Commercial - If the image being uploaded is intended to be used for commercial ...
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What is a photography release form? Do I need them for group shots?

Your question is tagged w/ Canada, and the law in the common law provinces are the same as in the USA... a release form is only required if the image will be used commercially; and the release is ...
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Taking Photographs of People in a Restaurant - UK

Unfortunately, consent to having their picture taken is not the same as consent for how the image(s) will be used. And social media/website use could easily be considered marketing/advertising. ...
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Taking Photographs of People in a Restaurant - UK

I am not a lawyer. In general, you can take pictures of the public in a public place in the UK. The 'right to privacy' is vague, but being out in public & having your photo taken is pretty much ...
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What are my model rights about paid photos?

Just because you've paid doesn't mean some automatic rules come into force. As mentioned in the comments above, it depends on the specific agreement between you and the photographer. So, what did you ...
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What qualifies as Recognizable?

I can not speak to the legality of it but i can say from experience that just because a face is not in the photo does not mean the person is not recognizable. I posted a photo on my smugmug page ...
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What qualifies as Recognizable?

One of the classic cases referenced in all of the photojournalism textbooks is Graham vs. Daily Times-Democrat from 1964. Ms. Graham was exiting a funhouse at a county fair when a photographer from ...
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Contracts / Releases For Website ( Amateur ) Models

I'd also suggest that you countersign the model release and pass a copy back to the model for their reference. People often forget they signed something and sometimes try to shift the goal posts. ...
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Contracts / Releases For Website ( Amateur ) Models

Maybe you can have a look at iStocks Model Release. That's how a contract is written to allow usage. iStock MR
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Do I need written consent when publishing photographs from models in Germany?

It depends. Dan Heller's model release primer (and other articles) give a lot of background and things to consider. To quote Dan, in short, You never need releases to take pictures. You don'...
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Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?

One purpose of a model release is to warrant to a commercial agency that the subject of the photo was paid and consents to the photo being used commercially without limitation (or as specified in the ...
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