Photo video release form
Model release form property release form in shutterstock
Do you sell stock photographs or use wedding pictures to advertise your company on social media? You must obtain a signed photo release form from your subjects regardless of how you resell or recreate the photographic portraits you take.
Use this photo release app from our app store on your handheld mobile device as a photographer before publishing a model picture from a photo shoot. Use this property release app to take and shoot photos of people while saving time by avoiding time-consuming paperwork by using a digital, simple release form.
Why you should use a model release form
When individuals, pets, and property are shot and you, as the photographer, choose to publish the photographs, photo release forms, also known as model release forms, are used. You’ll need a signed photo release form from the subject of the photo (or, in the case of a minor, the parent or guardian) or the owner of the pet or property shown in the photos in this case. A photo release authorizes you to post the photograph rather than taking it.
If you want to publish or sell the photo, you’ll need a signed photo release form from the subject, the subject’s guardian, or the owner of the subject in the photo. The picture would be used for advertising purposes if it is released. Any promotional or commercial use is forbidden without a signed picture release form. The following are the basic components of a picture release form:
Depending on who or what is being photographed, you’ll need a special release form. Knowing which form applies and having these forms on hand would help the process go smoothly. Here are some choices for you:
Photo release form – explained
When photographing, recording audio, or shooting video for stories, advertising materials, or other purposes, it’s important to think about whether the subject of the photograph or recording wants to sign a consent document before it can be released.
All signed forms from your department should be stored in Box, either in a dedicated folder or, preferably, in the same folder as the image, audio, or video files associated with the releases. We suggest using the file naming convention “Year-Month-Date-Firstname-Lastname-photoshoot” for printed and scanned forms so you can retrieve signed forms in the future (example: “2021-02-01-Sarah-Smith-orientation“).
Waivers and release forms!
If you plan to use photographs for publication (print or electronic), webcast or broadcast, or any other form of advertisement or publicity, you must obtain signed permission from the subjects in the photographs. Follow the steps outlined below.
At public gatherings including a basketball game or a student rally, subjects of news photos (including campus newspaper or television coverage) are normally not asked to sign photo release forms. Since media visits to the classroom are not considered public events, release forms should be obtained and students should have the option to opt out of the photo shoot.