I have a really good friend who is a model with a good agency. I often ask her to do some test with me(without noticing her agency). I don't know if I am allow to post those test photo on my website? or include those in my book?
Do I need a release for that? I am a little bit confused now.
Feb 21 13 10:33 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Ask your friend if it's ok. If so do so.....If it's a good friend it shouldn't be an issue.
Feb 21 13 10:39 pm Link
Santa Ana, California, US
I agree, ask her as a courtesy.
But, you don't need a release to use these in your portfolio.
Since she's an agency girl and you guys are using the word test, she knows what test means. So there is a verbal agreement to each use for your respective collateral.
Feb 21 13 10:44 pm Link
Great. Thanks for the advices.
Feb 21 13 10:51 pm Link
Miami Beach, Florida, US
John Allan wrote:
It'a not always that simple. Some states require that a model release be in writing. Oral or implied releases are not valid in some states.
Feb 22 13 03:49 am Link
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom
Depending on her contract - some models are tied to agencies exclusively and others are not.
Hence the word 'test'. If it is just that then it's fine. If you then use the images commercially it could be trouble for her.
She will know or can ask. Be sure to get a model release expressly for non commercial portfolio use maybe.
Feb 22 13 06:00 am Link
Michael Fryd wrote:
Thank you for the comment. I will contact the model the details
Feb 22 13 03:21 pm Link