To explain it in the easiest possible way, model releases are needed to prove, in writing, that the models are okay with potential commercial use of the image. The purpose of the release is to protect you (the photographer) as well as the people in your photos from undesired use of the photo.
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- How can I make sure my images are protected?
- If I submit content to my portfolio, do I still own the rights?
- If a buyer is interested in licensing the exclusive rights of a piece of content I previously created and that I used this content on different website or uploaded it on different stock websites, does it mean I need to delete it from every websites?
- If I supply content for a buyer under exclusive rights, does it mean i can’t use it for non-commercial purposes?
- If I produce content for a buyer under exclusive rights, will he/she credit my name when using it on social media or elsewhere?
- If I produce content for a buyer under exclusive rights, am I still allowed to show my work on my portfolio website?
- What does Royalty Free mean?
- What are the licensing terms?
- Where can I find the model release and how do I submit this?
- Does taking picture from behind require a model release?