Understanding how to legally protect your photography business can be overwhelming.
From marketing materials to portfolio usage, knowing where and how you can use your images can be intimidating.
That’s why we offer affordable release forms tailored to professionals just like you. Our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® develop, review, and approve every release.
We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.
This bundle includes model releases (2) + print release (1).
If you plan to use your images for advertising or portfolio purposes, a model release form is an essential way to protect your photography business.
A model release is generally signed by the subject of a photograph. It gives you permission to license or use the image.
This form also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This protects you from legal action and eliminates the unknowns around publishing images.
These model release forms allow clients to easily and legally give permission for use of their photographic images (not audio or video). The model releases included in this bundle are not niche specific. Please see the niche specific model release if you're looking for a more tailored document.
- General Release: includes language covering adults and minors
- Limited Release: allows client to limit use of their images by the photographer
From printing rights to social media usage, the complexities of legally protecting your images can be intimidating.
Since many clients opt for digital files to share on social media and print themselves, giving clients digital files is a great way to earn extra income. But you need to do it the right way.
If you want to retain rights to all images, a print release form provides the legal protection you need, while giving permissions to the client for digital image reproduction.
A print release form is an agreement between you and your client. This template gives your client permission to print and share images for personal use. It does not permit them to use images for commercial use or other reasons. To help educate and protect your art, this document also reemphasizes copyright laws.
Not only do these forms provide legal protection, it positions you as a credible business owner. Clients will respect your clear rules, detailed expectations, and you!
As an affordable way to protect your business, our lawyer-drafted, photographer-approved releases is a must-have investment.
Average cost for lawyer drafting: $900
This bundle saves you an average of $601
Template in .doc for easy copy-paste
Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization
Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients
#1 Download instantly via email
#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future
#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract
#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!
Why choose TheLawTog?
Headed by Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog is the only dedicated resource for photographers. With practicing lawyers, business consultants, CPA, financial planners (and more!) you’ll get information with first-hand experience to help your photography business.
Can I edit the contracts?
Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.
Can I use these contracts if not in the US?
TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states. Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply. For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer.
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