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Geek Photography

Posts: 87

Montgomery Village, Maryland, US

So im looking at a few model release templates online and noticed the one I ended up liking includes a spot for the models address. Is this something that is a standard practice? Or will I get a strange look?

This is the form for any curious folks

http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2012/08/ … ease-form/

Jul 12 13 08:31 am Link

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David Nelson Photograph

Posts: 348

San Antonio, Texas, US

Geek Photography wrote:
So im looking at a few model release templates online and noticed the one I ended up liking includes a spot for the models address. Is this something that is a standard practice? Or will I get a strange look?

This is the form for any curious folks

http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2012/08/ … ease-form/

Its a standard part of my contracts/release.

Jul 12 13 08:43 am Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36396

San Francisco, California, US

Pretty normal.   If you ever decide to sell to micro-stock and use your own release, they will require it.   Many publishers will as well.

Jul 12 13 09:01 am Link

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Grin Without a Cat

Posts: 439

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Geek Photography wrote:
So im looking at a few model release templates online and noticed the one I ended up liking includes a spot for the models address. Is this something that is a standard practice? Or will I get a strange look?

This is the form for any curious folks

http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2012/08/ … ease-form/

And if you start doing 2257 forms, you will be recording their DOB, maiden name, stage names, aliases, etc.

And if you are working with them you will likely be getting their phone number and email as well...

Modeling is not really a good activity for those who are squeamish about giving out personal info...

Jul 12 13 09:08 am Link

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G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 801

Hacienda Heights, California, US

Address field as well as phone number and email is a standard part of my model releases. I have no issue obtaining this information from models. This is also useful when I mail out photos, CDs or any other material pertaining to our shoot. Also perception and and how you conduct yourself as a business won't get you that "stare" when asking to fill out the release form. They in turn have my full contact information and give it out freely as a business. Like the saying goes "perception is reality to most" and besides most models are familiar with the release so they will fill it out with no questions, I also provide them with a copy of the release for their record.

Jul 12 13 09:27 am Link

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Eye of the World

Posts: 794

Corvallis, Oregon, US

I currently use Easy Release on my tablet, and yes they all have the llama's contact information, real name, address, phone and email, plus a photo of their ID card. I have never had a llama find that strange, although I have never worked with brand newbies.

Jul 12 13 09:40 am Link

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Geek Photography

Posts: 87

Montgomery Village, Maryland, US

Excellent input, thanks everyone

Jul 12 13 10:03 am Link

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RKD Photographic

Posts: 3265

Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Yep - real name, real address and contact details - though often a model will ask that only their 'stage-name' appear on images posted online. Sometimes they don't want family or work-colleagues to see them naked on the internet...

Jul 12 13 10:06 am Link

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Geek Photography

Posts: 87

Montgomery Village, Maryland, US

RKD Photographic wrote:
Yep - real name, real address and contact details - though often a model will ask that only their 'stage-name' appear on images posted online. Sometimes they don't want family or work-colleagues to see them naked on the internet...

Good point, would that kind of information be placed into a release? Or is it better noted somewhere else?

Jul 12 13 10:46 am Link

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Hank Shiffman

Posts: 379

Mountain View, California, US

The release should have the model's legal information: real name, address, birthdate and so on.  It's fine to write in stage name, MM# and anything else that you'll want for reference.  The stock agencies I work with require a copy of the release, but do not under any circumstance release the information to anyone.  I know of one microstock agency that will provide a copy of the release to a customer, but only after all the model's information has been removed.  In other words, they will make available the terms of the release, but nothing about the model.

I've had a few models question the need to provide the information, but they do fill it out once I explain the necessity.  Only one fought with me about it; she too gave in, although I wonder if what she wrote was accurate.  She claimed not to have her ID with her, so I never could verify the details.

Jul 12 13 11:05 am Link

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Mark Salo

Posts: 8391

Olney, Maryland, US

RKD Photographic wrote:
Yep - real name, real address and contact details - though often a model will ask that only their 'stage-name' appear on images posted online. Sometimes they don't want family or work-colleagues to see them naked on the internet...

Geek Photography wrote:
Good point, would that kind of information be placed into a release? Or is it better noted somewhere else?

Some models go ahead and add it to the release.  Others ask me and I tell them to write it in so that I don't forget.  (I wouldn't anyhow.)

Jul 12 13 11:12 am Link

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Mark Salo

Posts: 8391

Olney, Maryland, US

Hank Shiffman wrote:
I've had a few models question the need to provide the information, but they do fill it out once I explain the necessity.  Only one fought with me about it; she too gave in, although I wonder if what she wrote was accurate.  She claimed not to have her ID with her, so I never could verify the details.

If it's a nude shoot, no ID, no pay.

Jul 12 13 11:13 am Link

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FGO FANTASY PHOTO

Posts: 39

Inglewood, California, US

I use EASY RELEASE its a APP for the Iphone. You actually can take a pic of the models drivers license or ID as well as get the address.  Its normal practice and most models think the App is cool and don't mind.

Jul 12 13 12:08 pm Link

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Grin Without a Cat

Posts: 439

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Mark Salo wrote:

If it's a nude shoot, no ID, no pay.

If it's a nude shoot, no ID, no shoot!

Jul 12 13 01:00 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 21914

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Geek Photography wrote:

RKD Photographic wrote:
Yep - real name, real address and contact details - though often a model will ask that only their 'stage-name' appear on images posted online. Sometimes they don't want family or work-colleagues to see them naked on the internet...

Good point, would that kind of information be placed into a release? Or is it better noted somewhere else?

Put it on the BACK of the page.

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Jul 12 13 03:34 pm Link

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Geek Photography

Posts: 87

Montgomery Village, Maryland, US

Thanks for the info everyone, I think I will add email and phone number to the template. One more question, do I need to get the models birth date if I am not shooting any nudity?

Jul 12 13 10:08 pm Link

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Cursed Photography

Posts: 7

Decatur, Illinois, US

Geek Photography wrote:
Thanks for the info everyone, I think I will add email and phone number to the template. One more question, do I need to get the models birth date if I am not shooting any nudity?

You should get the birthdate regardless, should anything come up as to whether or not she was legally old enough to enter into the contract. 

  Though from most legal arguments I have went through pretty much anything in a public place is fair game Kids, and adults.  The release forms really seem to be a cover you butt thing.  So the more the better.

Jul 15 13 01:44 am Link

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Geek Photography

Posts: 87

Montgomery Village, Maryland, US

Cursed Photography  wrote:

You should get the birthdate regardless, should anything come up as to whether or not she was legally old enough to enter into the contract. 

  Though from most legal arguments I have went through pretty much anything in a public place is fair game Kids, and adults.  The release forms really seem to be a cover you butt thing.  So the more the better.

OK, thanks so much for all the help

Jul 15 13 06:14 am Link