model release

January 19, 2009 12:23pm CST
I have read that most professional photographers when taking pictures of people get what is called a model release so that they get the rights to use the picture of the person. Do you get model releases of people when you take their photo and why or why not. Where can I find a copy of a model release so that I can use it in the future if I think the situation requires it. I think maybe strangers that you snap a casual picture of would be hesitant to give you their name and address. Do you have experience with model releases?
2 responses
@oyenkai (4397)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
I've always known that people do actually have to have their models' signatures before publishing their photographs - that's why people can get sued for publishing pictures of other people if they did not get their permissions. This is a great discussion, I learned what a model release actually is composed of! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 09
I'm sorry that I cannot help here. I've never heard of model release. Blessings