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  • Copyright law question about models and photography

    Posted by Chris Pike on August 21, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    I am hiring a photographer and a model, through a modeling agency, for a shoot that is at my place of business. These two parties don’t know each other. I anticipate that they will have a bit a a conflict over the images. As I understand it, the photographer will claim the photos belong to him, and he is going to want the model to sign a waiver. The model can’t do this even if she wanted to, because she has a contract with her agency. Obviously, I’m not an expert in all this. I was just curious the standard protocol is in this situation. I don’t want them to get into some dispute that stalls the photoshoot, because I’m paying both of them.

    Eric Santiago replied 9 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Eric Santiago

    August 28, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Usually the agency has the call on this.

    Might need to sit down with the photographer and discuss before hiring.

    According to a colleague (pro photographer), the agency contract dictates all terms and condition for both end user and photographer.

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