Model Release

In consideration of my engagement as a model, upon the terms herewith stated, I hereby give to GPS Photography & Video, his/her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, those for whom the photographer is acting, and those acting with his/her authority and permission:

a)  the unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.

b)  I also permit the use of any printed material in connection therewith.

c)  I hereby relinquish any right that I may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in conjunction therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

d)  I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless [photographer], his/her heirs, legal representatives or assigns, and all persons functioning under his/her permission or authority, or those for whom he/she is functioning, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

e)  I hereby affirm that I am over the age of majority and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release and agreement, prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Print Name: _________________________                                                         
Dated: ______________________________________

 Email: ______________________________________

Minor Model Release

 For valuable consideration I hereby give to GPS Photography & Video the absolute  irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of my minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

a) To copyright the same in the photographer’s name or any other name that he/she may select;

b) To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, advertising and trade, and;

c) To use my name or my child’s name in connection therewith if he/she so decides.

I hereby release and discharge photographer from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy.

This authorization and release shall inure to the benefit of the legal representatives, licensees and assigns of the photographer as well as the person(s) for whom he/she took the photographs.

I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents hereof. I represent that I am the [parent/guardian] of the above named model. For value received, I hereby consent to the foregoing on his/her behalf.

Dated: _______________________________________
Model's Name:__________________________________
Signature _____________________
Email Address: __________________________

Sample Model Photography Contract

GPS Photography & Video

1. This Agreement constitutes an order for portfolio development services, including the taking of pictures as agreed to by both parties: Photographer and contracting party (Model). Unless otherwise specified, it is understood that any and all rights to proofs, final or sample prints, or digital media, thereof (hereinafter referred to as “Images”) shall remain the property of Photographer and may be used for advertising, display or any other purposes thought proper by Photographer. 

2. If Photographer cannot perform this Agreement in whole or in part due to fire or other casualty, acts of God or nature or terror, or other cause beyond the control of the parties or due to Photographer’s illness or injury, then Photographer will return all fees to Model but shall have no further liability with respect to this Agreement. This limitation on liability shall also apply in the event that photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, lost in the mail, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Photographer. Model agrees to limit Photographer’s liability to the amount paid under this contract. 

3. It is agreed and understood that no person other than Photographer will be allowed to photograph or take pictures at any time during the shoot. 

4. On signing of this Agreement by all parties hereto, the Photographer will reserve the time agreed upon and will not make another reservation for the specific time frame. For this reason, all deposits are non-refundable even if the date is changed or if the shoot becomes cancelled for any reason by the Model. 

5. The session fee of $100.00 will include the shooting of up to 20 images 10 of each of the two looks via Drop Box, one high-resolution photo CD or USB drive containing selected  images. A deposit of $50.00 is due at the signing of this Agreement, unless exceptions are described below, with the remainder of the fee to be paid to Photographer no later than the start of the portfolio shoot. No photography will take place and no rights are granted until timely payment is made in full. Late payment fees may apply. The deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation or date change by Model. 

6. Photographer grants Model nontransferable and nonexclusive reproduction rights to the Images. Model shall not transfer, license, sell, lease, or otherwise confer either permanently or temporarily any reproduction rights to any Images to any third party. Model shall affix Photographer’s copyright notice and photo credit to any Images reproduced by Model. This includes the posting of Images on any and all Internet websites social media, instagram, and twitter, used by Model. Copyright notice/photo credit to read: © 2015  GPS photography & Video. 

7. Model shall execute a standard model release, incorporated fully as if set forth herein by this reference. 

I, the undersigned Contracting Party, hereby warrant that, unless I am under the legal age of consent, I am competent to contract in my own name. If I am under the legal age of consent, I have the approval and consent of my parent/legal guardian as indicated below. I confirm that I have read the above agreement prior to its execution and I am fully familiar with the contents thereof. This Agreement shall be binding upon myself and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns. I certify that I have received a complete copy of this Agreement with all blank lines completed. 

Signed and dated: ___________________________________________________, Model (or Parent/Legal Guardian) 

Signed and dated: ________________________________________________________________________, Photographer

GPS Photography and Video Sample Trade for Print Contract andModel Release Form

This document constitutes a binding contract between
(hereafter "Model"), and
(hereafter "Photographer"),
regulating the ownership and use of photographs and derivative works based thereupon (collectively hereafter the "Photos") taken by Photographer of Model on the date of
for all lawful purposes, subject to the terms and conditions described below.
The basis for this contract is a non-commercial arrangement where Model in the interest of gaining modelling experience, agrees that in exchange of modelling time, he/she shall receive processed photographs delivered to Model by Photographer in the quantity and format described as follows:
Number of physical prints: ___, dimensions: ___ x ___ cm.
Number of digital files: ___, resolution: ____ Mpx, in ____ format.  Delivery shall take place in a timely manner and under any circumstance no longer than ___ days after the date this contract is signed by Photographer. This delivery constitu­tes the whole obligation of Photographer towards Model.
Model agrees that copyright, moral rights, and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos belongs to Photographer and/or his or her heirs, licensees or assigns, with full right of lawful disposition in any manner.
Model agrees that, while he/she may use the Photos for purposes related to the promotion of Model's modelling business, including, but not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites, Model will not sell or otherwise transfer publication rights to any of the Photos without Photographer's prior consent.
Likewise, Photographer agrees that while he/she may use the Photos for purposes related to the promotion of Photographer's photography business, including, but not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites, Photographer will not sell or otherwise transfer publication rights to any of the Photos except with Model's prior consent.
Model understands that Photographer has the moral right to be identified as the author of the Photos when copies of the Photos are presented to the public, and shall communicate this understanding to publishers, designers and other third parties that act on Model's behalf to create presentation material using the Photos.
Model agrees that the Photos shall not be cropped, altered or distorted in any way when they are used to promote Model's modeling business. Any watermark and copyright notice that appear as part of a Photo must be left intact.
Model releases and agrees to hold Photographer and/or his or her heirs, licensees or assigns, harmless from any claim or liability in connection with the publication or use of these images in any manner or form whatsoever under this release form, unless it can be clearly shown that the foregoing was maliciously caused, and produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting Model to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.
Model hereby affirms that all poses, positions and situations enacted in the Photos covered in this release were entered into without force, coercion, or threat whatsoever, and were posed freely by Model with Model's full consent. Model further agrees to hold blameless and free of all accusation of such force or coercion Photographer, his legal representatives, assigns, and those acting under his permission.
Model hereby affirms that his/her date of birth is ___________ and that Model is fully able to contract in his/her own name without breach of any prior agreement or applicable law, including, but not limited to, prior agreements with modeling and talent agencies.
Both Model and Photographer affirms to have read the foregoing prior to its execution and agree to the contents thereof.

Model's signature

Signature of Model's parent or guardian,
if model is under 18 years of age


Photographer's signature