General Photo Release

The Photography General Photo Release is a Legal Document between a Photographer and a person appearing in a photograph. This Photo Release is used for editorial and/or commercial purposes such as a news service or advertising campaign. With the General Photo Release, you can make certain you have the legal rights needed for all photo shoots. It covers the essential elements of ownership, intellectual property rights uses, compensation, and more.

Other Names for this Document

Photography General Photo Release, General Photo Release Form, Photo Appearance Release, General Appearance Release Form, Model Release, Photo Shoot Release, Photo Shoot Model Contract.

Approximate time to complete contract: 6-7 Minutes 

Single-Use Contract Unless Purchased with a Subscription


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What Is a General Photo Release?

The General Photo Release is used to ensure all rights to a photograph are transferred when using a photo for editorial or commercial purposes.  This fully customizable release contains all the essential terms and conditions to ensure a smooth transfer of rights and covers the essential contract terms between the Photographer and the Talent.

This standard Photography General Photo Release covers:

  • The Start Date of the Agreement
  • The Release of Rights by the Photographer
  • The Amount of Compensation
  • The Rights Being Released to the Photographer
  • The transfer of intellectual property rights to the Photographer
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Issues, including Venue & Choice of Law

Why You Need a General Photo Release

All people have general rights to their own image and likeness.  Generally, you must get a release of those rights to be able to use their image and likeness within a photograph for either editorial or commercial purposes.
Use this document to explain the relationship between the Photographer and the Talent.
Some things needed to build your custom Photography

  • Name of the Subject of the Photograph
  • Address
  • Email
  • State for Venue and Choice Provisions

Once you have completed drafting the Photo Appearance Release, you will be able to save it to edit further, download a PDF or send it to the other party for electronic signature.

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Professional Photography Package
The Professional Photography Package includes all the most common agreements needed to run your photography business.  This package will make sure your business stays protected while giving you peace of mind! All Contracts in Package are Single Use.

Price $66.00

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