Download Model Release Template(PDF)

This is a general model release form for models 18+. Please note that depending where you live, model compensation (TFP, TFCD, monentary compensation) may be required for the contract to be binding, which should be covered on another contract/recipt/work order.

Download model relase (PDF)

16 Responses to “Download Model Release Template(PDF)”

  1. Victor Ciambelli says:

    Great idea!

  2. Eddie says:

    You Guys are awesome to give vital information to help assist photographers!

  3. Jacob says:

    This is very good, thank you. What about the release form for minors (less than 18)?

  4. Gary Bland says:

    Thank you for the model contract. I have used a watered down contract for several years, this one is much better!

  5. Admin says:

    how nice your site is
    thanks for the information you provided

  6. Eric says:


    Thanks for the sharing your info.

    Just wondering, the contract state well the protection for the photographer, but, for the stand point of the model, how could this contract be modified so that the photo can’t be used in conjunction with violating the models reputation, for example a photo used but published under pornographic manner.

    Thanks 🙂

  7. Ryan says:

    I just wanted to say thanks for the great template! I’ll pay you back in kind with a link from my photoblog.

  8. mike says:

    Beyond understanding how to read it, it’s also important to understand why and when do we need the model release form .
    I just finished my own research on the topic, and from what i understand, by law, we are only required to use it when the photo intended for commercial use, but to be on the safe side, it is recommended to always sign one. it’s a waiver from future “troubles”.
    there is the short standard version for the form (as published here : model release explained ), but sometimes you will need something more specific to the task, and should change it to cover the occasion .

    hope i helped.

  9. Douglas says:

    where can I find out which states/provinces require compensation for a model release to be valid, specifically BC Canada? Thanks

  10. Julian says:

    nice… thanks for sharing

  11. Whitney says:

    This info is great – thanks. I’m kind of new to this…quick question: can you sell prints of photos that you also sell digitally to stock photography sites? Thanks!

  12. rhiza says:

    gish i want 2 be a model:(

  13. Jess says:

    I am wondering about this as well. No model with any kind of experience is just going to sign all of her rights away…

  14. katieDAMRONpotter says:

    keep in mind that with a lot of these talent releases, you may also need additional releases such as property releases, 2257s, permission for web distribution, identity verification forms, contracts…

    … i work on both sides of the lens and heh, be careful and ALWAYS READ WHAT YOU SIGN!

  15. katieDAMRONpotter says:

    no model will ever GET any experience if she never signs a release… i’ve probably signed at least 1500 of them… am i screwed? hellz no… read what you sign

  16. katieDAMRONpotter says:

    this contract cannot be modified for porn or any adult work – for that, you MUST have the model fill out a 2257 (adult work for web & video) – verifies the age, identity and outlines the terms of the specific project.

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