A model release form is a legal document between you, the photographer and the person or the person who owns the property you’re photographing). It is the written form of their permission allowing you to publish their image on your website, blog, and marketing materials.
A Model Release Agreement is a release / consent by a photography model. A short release by a model giving consent to the user of the model’s image.
General Rules for Agreement
In addition to the specific legal rules for releases, some general advice is helpful when dealing with release situations.
GET IT IN WRITING
Although oral releases are generally valid, you should always try to get a release in writing. This way, the model can’t claim he or she never agreed to the release. In addition, the terms of an oral release can be hard to remember and even harder to prove in court if a dispute arises.
The following form is an unlimited or blanket release agreement. It permits you to use the model’s image and name in all forms of media throughout the world forever.
Download in Word format 1 page.