i probably should not have done this, but i did, and boy am i getting responses! i posted an ad to craiglist under the pets community offering free pet photographs. the deal is basically they hopefully get some good images/prints of their beloved pets, and i gain experience in building my photography skills. as i've been mostly shooting pets for the last month and a half it seemed like a good line to follow. responses have been wonderful, and im starting to think i may have bitten off more than i could chew, but thats a minor detail at this point. so i guess what i need to know is simply is there anything that i need to do or be aware of legally with doing this? as im responding to each person im making it a point that these photos will be provided absolutely free, and they are absolutely free to take them to their local print store if they want prints but i would leave that for them to decide. i am also making a point that i am very much an amateur and cannot guarantee that the images will turn out, but only that i will try my very best. i guess, again legally speaking, am i required do draw up contracts/model releases/whatever and have us both sign copies or anything of the sort; or because this is totally free work and leaving all the decisions on their side whether or not to print the digital images i provide at the end... am i protected from any "wrong doing" should the images not turn out and all that would be wasted would be the time spent shooting the pictures? i hope this made since. i just want to make sure that what im offering is safe for both of us, and that these people cant come back at a later time and sue me for something silly.