A photo release form is used to secure the use of an individual's likeness either with or without noting their identification along with the image. This likeness is typically in a photograph (including those taken by amateur photographers). A signed Photo Release form (also called a Model Release) essentially releases the model's ownership of the images captured to you or your company. With this permission, you can use the photos as you desire, whether it be for a creative art project or for a commercial advertising campaign. It is always a good idea to obtain a Model Release. In fact, some of your clients may require that you have photography releases to use your images in their projects especially if the photos include minors. Whether you're using StudioBinder or Iris, always work under one project heading. By organizing your project top down, you store your photo release forms and model release forms in one easy to find place. • Corporate bylaws: These should be reviewed regularly so that everyone has updated information concerning company policies, operational procedures and employee rights. Even presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cannot keep her email trails hidden and neither can any model. For secure procedures, make sure that the form alongside the scanned photo and the signed agreement is sent to the model.