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Thread: Model release Question #2
01-12-2013, 03:53 PM #1
Model release Question #2
You have an image of a person and you want to use it as the BG for your website or as the main image on your home page/splash page. Do you need a model release?
Last edited by sk66; 01-12-2013 at 11:01 PM. Reason: spelling
01-12-2013, 11:01 PM #2
01-12-2013, 11:20 PM #3
I'm not sure what BG is but regardless if it's your site or not I think you would need a model release from the model in question just to cover your own a.. If you don't have a release from the model in the photograph do you own the copyright of said photo?
01-12-2013, 11:22 PM #4
I'm pretty sure you need a model release if you are to release and shots of your model; yes you need a model release. Or you can personally ask them as verbal contract is true to law.
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01-13-2013, 12:14 AM #10
Not enough info - a person who's just shooting for fun, using an image as a BG or as one rotating image in a fullscreen BG layout is no different than someone putting an image in a Flickr album.
Depends on who the person is and their relation to the photographer. Family/friend or random person?
If the photographer is a working pro, or aiming to be and selling their service, it's another matter.