Monday, June 04, 2007

Admissions Photography Model Releases


What is everyone's policy in this one???? Do your school require a signed model release during photo shoots or are you covered by a form that is signed when each student registers either through Admissions or Registrar's office?? This always seems to be a hot topic in our field.. I went back over the last semester and a half of clients to see what the numbers were.. Of the 36 different schools we worked for 31 or 86% had "BLANKET" statements... As a photographer trying to capture "natural" campus life images, this is the optimal situation... I would love to hear what everyone else's experience is with this topic.. Thanks so much.. To see our entire online portfolio of admissions viewbook photography goto FJ GAYLOR Photography

4 comments:

FJ Gaylor Photography said...

This is always a hot topic on most campuses, no responses here though.. Would love to hear what each school's policy on this one is

Thanks

mike said...

We don't really have a policy, although I think we need one. So far we've been working on the "if they're on campus, they're fair game" theory, which is going to come back to bite us one day, I'm sure. So, likewise, I'm interested to see any responses you might get.

FJ Gaylor Photography said...

Mike, I tend to agree with you on the "fair game" and the "it's going to come back and bite us one day." I think there are ways to get these releases from students after the fact with creative uses of social networks and other outlets.

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