“Do I need a model release?” It’s a simple question that is deceptively complex. Depending on how a photograph is used, a release isn’t always necessary. But not having one — or at least an appropriate one — when consent is required to use a person’s image can potentially create all sorts of havoc for stock agencies, art buyers and photographers. To help photographers better understand the complexities of publishing people’s likenesses, PDNOnline asked three experts to share some insight about model releases.
Shared on Mar 20, 2014