First I am not a professional photographer. I been asked by a coach to take photos of the players of a touch fooball team, ages 6-9 years old, and make a slide show for their end of season get together. I am not going to be posting the show on face book or using Copyrighted music. I am not charging the team since my grandson is on the team and I been taking pictures of him anyway. Is it wise to get a release form from the parents and does it have to be as detailed or formal as a release form for a living model?
Any advice this group would give me, I would be thankful.
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Is it wise to get a release form from the parents and does it have to be as detailed or formal as a release form for a living model?
Huh? The kids are living models and they're not legally able to sign the form. Short answer is yes, you should protect yourself with permission forms. The longer answer is that I think it should be the coach's responsibility to do it since they're the ones requesting the pictures and make sure that it happens, so both of you are protected. All it takes is one parent to suddenly decide they didn't like it and you've got potential trouble. Personally, I wouldn't go overboard with it--use something simple that acknowledges the parent's knowledge of and permission for what you're doing, how the images will be used and whether or not you the will retain the images and/or slideshow.
Here are two resources for further information and understanding regarding the use of photographic releases.
http://asmp.org/tutorials/property-and- ... R0VlWc0_TI
http://www.photoattorney.com/2005/09/ri ... s-for.html
The second link has a search box to search for contents in that blog. Try inserting "model release" in the search box. That should supply a number of links to posts on the subject that have been posted by that blogger (photoattorney).
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