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How is this? I’m shooting in a state prison (US) tomorrow morning.



I grant Phil Garber the right to reproduce my image as he sees fit.
I understand that this includes but is not limited to: books, museum
installations, artistic pieces, or print/web media.

Date: __________________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________


by Phil Garber at 2013-05-02 02:29:38 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Since you’re going for simple . . .

How about something like this (or eliminate the first 10 words):

For a valuable consideration, receipt of which I herby acknowledge, I assign to Phil Garber, his representatives, successors, and assigns all rights to reproduce for the purpose of illustration, advertising or publication in any manner, any photographs he has taken of me.

Or, try this one:

For valuable consideration received, I hereby grant to Phil Garber and his legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. I hereby release Phil Garber and his legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

Good luck with the shoot.

by PJ Heller | 03 May 2013 04:05 | Christchurch, New Zealand | | Report spam→
One more suggested release from AIPA:

I (full name of person photographed) of (address, city/state) being legally entitled to represent the person/s or property photographed, grant full copyright and all rights to the photographer Phil Garber and consent to the use of the photograph/s, reproduction, or any manipulated image/s in editorial, advertising, trade or for any other legal purpose, without reservation. (Then put in date and description of photos)

I the undersigned, am authorised to give this consent of release which shall be binding upon me or my heirs or any legal representative in perpetuity.

Signature Date

by PJ Heller | 03 May 2013 04:05 | Christchurch, New Zealand | | Report spam→
Thanks PJ; I thought I had set-up email notifications for replies, sorry.

The shoot went fantastically. The prison had their own media release which they had them sign; I believe it covers me. What it seems to say is “I [the prisoner] grant the media representative the right to use these images”. That covers me, right? In the heat of everything, I never had them sign MY releases…….Can you tell how much of a newbie I am? I can always mail them releases when I send them their prints, right?

by Phil Garber | 05 May 2013 01:05 | | Report spam→

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