Model Releases for Photographers, with Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg

In this course, copyright attorney Ed Greenberg and photographer Jack Reznicki discuss how to execute model releases and provide 7 different types of releases for viewers to download and use for themselves.

Photographers need to be in the habit of securing model releases anytime they are on a shoot. In this course, copyright attorney Ed Greenberg and photographer Jack Reznicki discuss how to execute model releases and provide 7 different types of releases for viewers to download and use for themselves

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Why You Always Need a Release (Duration 13:13)

Jack and Ed discuss the importance of always securing a model release

Lesson 2: There Is No Downside (Duration 10:54)

Protecting yourself with a release doesn't take much effort and you never know when a random photo will become valuable later on

Lesson 3: Simplified Adult Release (Duration 13:19)

Going through the basic model release for an adult model

Lesson 4: Model Release Number 2 (Duration 11:30)

A trimmed-down version of the standard model release

Lesson 5: Residual Model Release (Duration 05:19)

Generally used for stock photography

Lesson 6: Limited Model Release (Duration 02:19)

Used for special categories of people like politicians and local celebrities that grants specific rights to the photographer

Lesson 7: Celebrity Release (Duration 02:49)

Just in case you find yourself shooting a celebrity. This release is specific to that situation

Lesson 8: Minor Release (Duration 10:20)

For use with photographing minors - children under the age of consent

Lesson 9: Property Release (Duration 05:14)

This release can be used in situations where photographers are shooting real estate, cars, animals, pets, etc.

Lesson 10: Wrap Up and Recommendations (Duration 01:44)

Add some finishing touches to the releases, just don't change anything in the contract!

Meet Your Instructor: Jack Reznicki

Jack Reznicki is a commercial photographer specializing in people and children based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such…

Meet Your Instructor: Ed Greenberg

Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for well over thirty years, has represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business as well…

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  1. Great! I downloaded the files for now, but would like to see something specific for Canadians. Thanks for the video. Really good information!

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