Picture Taking Camera

TFP Contract

Example TFP Contract and Model Release

This document constitutes a binding contract between _______________________________, (hereafter "Model"), and __________________________ (hereafter “Photographer"), regulating the ownership and use of photographs and derivative works based thereupon (collectively hereafter the "photos") taken by Photographer of Model on the date of __________________________, for all lawful purposes, subject to the terms and conditions described below.

The basis for this contract is a non-commercial arrangement where model in the interest of gaining modeling experience, agrees that in exchange for modeling time, he/she shall receive processed photographs delivered to Model by Photographer in the quantity and format described as follows:

Minimum number of digital files: ____, resolution: ____ dpi, in ______ format.

Delivery shall take place promptly and under any circumstance no longer than 10 days after the date established through this contract. This completed electronic delivery constitu­tes the total obligation of the Photographer to Model.

Model agrees that copyright, moral rights, and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos belong to Photographer and his or her heirs, licensees or assigns, with full power of lawful disposition in any manner.

Model agrees that, while he/she may use the Photos for purposes related to the promotion of model's modeling business, including, but not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites, model will not sell or otherwise transfer publication rights to any of the Photos without Photographer's prior consent.

Likewise, Photographer agrees that while he/she may use the Photos for purposes related to the promotion of Photographer's photography business, including, but not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites, Photographer will not sell or otherwise transfer publication rights to any of the photos except with model's prior consent.

Model understands that Photographer reserves the moral right to be identified as the author of the photos when copies of the photos are presented to the public, and shall communicate this understanding to publishers, designers and other third parties that act on model's behalf to create presentation material using the Photos.

Model agrees that the photos shall not be cropped, altered or distorted in any way when they are used to promote model's modeling business. Any watermark and copyright notice that appear as part of a photo must be left intact.

Model releases and agrees to hold Photographer and/or his or her heirs, licensees or assigns, harmless from any claim or liability in connection with the publication or use of these images in any manner or form whatsoever under this release form, unless it can be clearly shown that the foregoing was maliciously caused, and produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting model to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.

Model hereby affirms that all poses, positions, and situations enacted in the Photos covered in this release were entered into without force, coercion, or threat whatsoever, and was posed freely by Model with Model's full consent.

The model further agrees to hold blameless and free of all accusations of such force or coercion Photographer, his legal representatives, assigns, and those acting under his permission.

Model hereby affirms that his/her date of birth is ___________ and that model is fully able to contract in his/her name without breach of any prior agreement or applicable law, including, but not limited to, prior agreements with modeling and talent agencies.

Both Model and Photographer affirm to have read the preceding before its execution and agree to the contents thereof.

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Model's signature                                    Date

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Parent or Guardian, if under 18 years   Date

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Model’s Email address

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Models Contact Phone Number


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Photographer's signature                        Date 

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Photographer's email address

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Photographer's phone number