What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 7

Model Release

The New Model, The Reluctant Model, and Business When presenting the release to an experienced model, I ask “you’ve done a model release before, right?” and they will typically affirm that they have. If they’ve not done a release before, I explain what each section means : “this says you’re being paid, this part says you’re giving me permission to … Continue reading

What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 6

Microstock: Make Cash, with Permission from the Model If you plan on licensing your photographs for stock or microstock, it’s a good idea to consult with those companies as to what their model release requirements are. Most microstock companies (www.istockphoto.com, shutterstock.com, dreamstime.com, etc.) post a standard release for public download. Check these links to find the downloads, but beware they … Continue reading

What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 5

Sensitive Subjects and Other Uses Your model release should list the types of uses, or possible uses, that you intend for the images. It is usually sufficient for the release to have a general statement that you can use the photos for any purpose including promotion and advertising. If you are going to use the images in conjunction with sensitive … Continue reading

What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 4

What the Essential Parts of a Release all Mean The model release identifies the model by name, and the setting in which she was photographed. The model release specifies the day in which the photographs were taken. Do not use one release to cover a range of days. Use a separate release for each model and each day that you … Continue reading

What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 3

Do Not Rush the Model If you rush or otherwise bully the model into signing a release, it will not be enforceable. It would be difficult for the model to prove you rushed her into signing a release, but technically it could invalidate the release — so don’t do it. Requiring payment is not considered undue pressure, but do not … Continue reading

What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 2

Model signing release

Be Clear If a model signs a release based on a misrepresentation, it may not be valid. For example, if you tell a model that you will use her image for a breast cancer exam pamphlet, and instead sell the images as pin-up posters, the release would probably be invalid. There is no reason to misrepresent yourself, but you could … Continue reading

What Model Release Do I Need for Nude Photography? Part 1

Model signing release

What is a Release? What About Nude Photos? Most model releases are a written contract between the model and one or more other parties, usually the photographer. The model release states, among other things, that the model has agreed to be photographed, and has given permission for the photos to be published. Most every photographer knows that it is a … Continue reading

Model Releases for Nude Photography: 10 Myths

I assure you, I have a release for all my photos.

There is quite a lot of information available on model releases and there are quite a few people who are still confused about the topic. When it comes to nude photography, there are some aspects that are not often talked about. Many of the principles are exactly the same for nude and non-nude photography, but there are also differences. Many … Continue reading

Nude Model’s Survival Kit

Audrey Rose

I’ve compiled this list after working with many models. If you’re a model, you may want to glance at these items. If you’re a photographer,  a list like this is a great thing to show models. A savvy photographer will stock many of these items in the studio. Certain cosmetic items like mascara shouldn’t be shared, so no sense stocking them … Continue reading