General Photo Release

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The General Photo Release is used for editorial or commercial purposes such as a news service or advertising campaign to ensure all rights to a photograph are transferred when using a photo for editorial or commercial purposes. With this Agreement, you can ensure you have the legal rights for all photo shoots.

This legal document details the terms and conditions between a Photographer and a person appearing in a photograph.

It covers the essential elements of the relationship, such as:

  • Date of the Service
  • Ownership Rights
  • Release Date
  • Use Rights of Images
  • And More.

This fully customizable contract includes all the essential elements of ownership, including terms and conditions, intellectual property rights use, compensation, and more.

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.

Every great business relationship starts with laying out the duties and obligations, rights, and responsibilities of the parties.

Creating a contract ensures that the parties making the agreement will have all the proper terms and conditions laid out in advance of the engagement.

Other names for this Document:

Photography General Photo Release, General Photo Release Form, Photo Appearance ReleaseModel Release.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes

Single-Use Contract Unless Purchased with a Subscription


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What Is It?

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 Legal Contract 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

How to Use This Document

Use this document to explain the relationship between a Photographer and a Talent.

Some things needed to build your custom General Photo Release:

  • Names of the Parties
  • Addresses of the Parties
  • Emails of the Parties
  • Dates of the Project
  • State for Venue and Choice Provisions

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

Other Agreements You May Need:

Event Photography Contract


Assistant Photographer Contract


Wedding Photography Contract


Photo Licensing Agreement


Photography Model Release


Photoshoot Location Agreement


Packages You May Need:

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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