Free Model Release Form for Photographers

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Free Model Release Form for Photographers

MCP Actions and Photo Business Tools have partnered to bring photographers a simple, free model release form to use with any and all of your clients and subjects.

Using a model release for each of your clients grants you permission to use their images on your website, blog or any other promotional materials.  It is also a great idea to keep a model release with you at all times, in case you happen to grab a picture somewhere and you think you may want to use it for your promo materials. Simply have your subject fill it out to protect your business.

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Legal Disclaimer: This document does not address every circumstance or possibility, and might not fit all of your needs exactly. Further, it is not intended as legal advice. MCP Actions and Photo Business Tools take no responsibility for the use of this form. Your use of this Model Release in no way creates an attorney-client relationship between you an MCP Actions or PhotoBusinessTools, or any other person or entity. Your situation is unique, and we are not aware of your particular circumstances, therefore we suggest that you contact a lawyer to discuss your circumstances, and verify that this Release fits your needs.

How to download this form:

All we ask is that you let others know about it. Then you can download, customize and use it.

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  1. Angie
    December 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm —

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I have been looking for something like this and I will be putting this to good use!! I have acquired a problematic client and am about to drop them or they start signing this form! Thank you again!!

  2. Jen
    October 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm —

    thank you! i am a photography student and my teachers had given me a booklet of forms to start out with but i ran out and it is so nice to have something i can print or e-mail to clients if they lost theirs and i won’t see them for a while! thanks again!!

  3. September 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm —

    Thanks for the free form! I shared the link on facebook!

  4. Marsha Connell
    September 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm —

    I “pinned” to pinterest and posted on FB. thanks so much for the download.

  5. Teri V.
    September 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm —

    Yea! Thank you. This is so concise!

  6. September 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm —

    Thank you so much!

  7. September 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm —

    Thanks Jodi

  8. September 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm —

    Thank you so much for posting this. As a new photographer, I have been looking for something simple that wasn’t totally confusing at the same time.

  9. Noemi
    September 18, 2012 at 3:07 pm —

    I am going to begin to use model release forms for all of my future photoshoots. I have never had any problems in the past, but do I need a model release form to post pictures to my portfolio on my website? I’ve read i do not because I have a right to the photos, but I haven’t found any clear and direct answers.

    • Harold Smith
      April 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm —

      From what I have read, if your photos include people and you are using the photos for profit, you should have model releases for all involved especially if the photos are taken in a closed setting (non-public) Private parties, weddings,etc. Better save than sorry. I too am just starting out and can’t afford any surprises. The link below will take you to a site where you can copy release forms
      Good luck

  10. Nizam
    September 16, 2012 at 5:02 am —

    I believe this does not apply for all situations. Wouldn’t it be troublesome to get this signed from every vendor? Anyway, I thought the photographer has copyright over his photos.

  11. August 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm —

    thanks so much!

  12. Michelle
    August 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm —

    Thank you, as a newbie every little bit helps us out. Thank you!

    Michelle Laskowski

  13. August 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm —

    Doesn’t the first line in that Model Release state that there has to be some sort of consideration given to the model? Meaning that the model has to be given something of monetary value? I’m trying to get an understanding of this and recently read somewhere about not including that line. Just curious about your opinion when using this with a client.

  14. Kim L
    August 28, 2012 at 9:28 am —

    Thank you!

  15. Cristin Emrick
    August 28, 2012 at 6:21 am —

    Thank you so much!

  16. Christina
    August 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm —


  17. Erin B
    August 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm —

    Thank You!

  18. August 27, 2012 at 11:59 am —

    Do you have a release for parents of young children and for photos of families with young children?

    • August 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm —

      It has some basic language to account for this. But we are just giving the one form away. There are probably sites that have more specific forms you can buy. I am not certain.

  19. August 27, 2012 at 11:24 am —

    Thank you so much for this!! As a beginner just starting my photography portion of my business I find this extremely valuable.

  20. Linda Bickford
    August 27, 2012 at 11:11 am —

    I posted this to Pinterest and Facebook but how do I download the model release please.

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Free Model Release Form for Photographers