Model releases for a work-calendar

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  1. skywalkerbeth

    skywalkerbeth TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone

    I am tasked to set up a photo contest at work, and the winners will be in our 2010 calendar (yes, we are starting early).

    I am hung up on the model release. Initially we were just going to say "no people in photos" to get past that, but then you leave out a lot of creativity.

    I am also thinking that if we demand model releases, it will be confusing. For instance, when is it ALWAYS required - what if it is street photography? What if it is a bike race, or a dance party in Rio on New Years... how can you get model releases then?

    Is there a resource, either online or a well-written book on the business of photography, that would explain when you MUST have a model release and when not, and, any samples of same?

    This calendar would NOT BE FOR SALE - it would be internal to our employees only and given free once printed to each one.

    If you have knowledge of the above yourself, that would be great too.

    Thank you!
     
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    There is a book published earlier this year that is specific to model releases. Available at [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photographers-Guide-Model-Releases/dp/0470228563/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221104382&sr=8-1[/ame]

    The author of that book also wrote this online article: http://www.danheller.com/model-release-primer.html

    What you might do is make up a generic release that will fit YOUR calendar and require it for submittals.

    ND filters, too? You're getting addicted, Beth! ;)
     
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    Hey Brian, what's up?
     
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    Dan Heller wrote one of the books I was considering to buy for this (and I figured it would help out later too).
     
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    It's a good book. I need to get it but haven't picked it up yet. I read through some of it in the bookstore. Easy to read and he covers a variety of scenarios.
     

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