I have no idea, either. But I do have a response beyond "wtf is a 'trade for copy' agreement?" It involves the suggestion that it is hard to get agreements after the fact, that before-the-fact is the norm in all walks of life.
Tell her manager that you do not happen to have such a form. If possible, have the manager send you a copy of what he'd like you to sign. Read it carefully. Talk to an attorney about it if necessary. Scan it and post it online somewhere as a .pdf file and link to it here and you'll get a lot of free unprofessional advice...worth every penny of the cost. :-)
The bottom line is this, if you are going to sign and agree to something, is that something that you really want to agree to? If not, tell them to take a flying leap, and/or tell them how much it'll cost them.
Max M Photography wrote: can anyone give me more info on what is trade for copy agreement. and how do i go by getting one
I suspect that they are referring to a release agreement or sorts that indemnifies the printing house for making copies or prints of copyrighted works . I have at times received calls from models who tell me the business that they went to for prints explained that they needed authorization from the photographer as they found the work to be copyrighted .
Water mark images that the model downloaded from the Shoot Proofing page link that I provide to a model for selection of prints , I understood..
But what really surprised me was that some of the calls were for making a print from the non water marked retouched digital files I provided to the model on a CD.
The printing facility actually took the time to look at the imbedded file info and red flagged the copyright notice.
In NYC this was not to surprising from a couple of printing houses that I deal with myself and are well know to the modeling industry producing prints and comp cards .. yet some of the calls were from outside of NY State One was from was from Boston Kinko’s another from a Chicago based Target .
SoCo n Lime
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
a copy of the trade agreement between you and model?
the agreed terms on which the trade was based on prehaps?
something in black and white so everyone knows what they're getting? time for money, time for pictures tf**** fill in the blanks
easiest solution is to ask them to explain what it is they are looking for and you then have factual information and not basing things on assumptions. it will then be possible to weigh up if it is a reasonable request in the given circumstances and respond with your views