My NEW Model Release Forms

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: June 3, 2015

Category: General

Ok so over the past few weeks, if you’re a regular visitor, you’ll know that I’ve posted about copyright, registering your images, watermarking and model releases.

Now this has all been motivated from having watched an episode (#181) of The Grid hosted and produced by the folks over at KelbyOne, when Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki were the in-studio guests. Hands down, Ed and Jack have a wealth of experience and knowledge of copyright, model releases and all that kind of stuff. Both Ed and Jack have classes on KelbyOne covering copyright, model releases and such plus their book The Copyright Zone is now in it’s 2nd Edition AND then there’s their website, www.thecopyrightzone.com

Today I just wanted to briefly touch on Model Releases and show you what I’m now using thanks to the advice from both Jack and Ed. You see for some time now I’ve been using a digital model release on my iPhone which is great for so many reasons; convenience of it always being with you to name just one. However, from now on I’m strictly using paper model releases only and for someone such as me who just loves technology, this is a big thing…but, for the right reasons.

So, I’ve a number of model releases drawn up (Model Release, Juvenile Release, Property Release) and these I have had printed into NCR pads (self carbonating) so that I get to keep a signed copy and the model/subject gets a copy straight away too.

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I used a company over in Aylesbury called DigiPrint Graphics Limited to produce them for me, and it worked out at a great price; 250 model releases (5 pads) for just £100.

Now I won’t go into the reasons as to why I’m now using paper model releases, but will instead suggest that you click play on the video below and just to 26:46 because that is the part in the episode of The Grid when Ed and Jack cover exactly that…

Anyway, like I said I thought I’d share with you what I’m now using, and give you a sneak peek to give you something to think about.

Catch you tomorrow,
Glyn

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2 Comments

  1. Steve H

    Hi Glyn – did you draw up the wording yourself or go through a lawyer?

    Reply
    • Graeme Webb

      Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki are lawyers based in America, I would assume that Glyn received advice from them as well as from the episode of The Grid (posted above)

      Reply

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