Here’s what I use as a photography model release. Feel free to copy the text, and as a return favor please link back to me or share/ like the article. I offer no guarantees on anything on the verbiage, I you want something guaranteed, have a lawyer look at it.
In consideration of my engagement as a model, and for other good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, I hereby grant to Jonny Carroll, DTX Media, LLC, his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, 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, 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 color or otherwise, made through any medium at his/her studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith and 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 therewith or the use to which it may be applied.
I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Jonny Carroll, DTX Media, LLC, his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, and all persons acting under his/her permission or authority or those for whom he/she 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 said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
Additional information or terms (fictitious name, payment arrangements, web sites):
I hereby warrant that I am of full age and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and I am fully familiar with the contents thereof. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
Model’s Legal Name __________________ Signature ___________________ Date _____
Address Street, City, Zip ________________________
Phone ________________________ Email Address ________________________
(if applicable) Parent of Legal Guardian if under 18 Signature Date ______________
(optional) Witness Name ________________________
NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: It is illegal to copy or reproduce these photographs elsewhere without the Photographer’s permission, and violators of this Federal Law will be subject to it’s civil and criminal penalties.