A photo release form is an integral part of business for any company or business that uses photos of other people or their property. The purpose of a photo release form is to gain permission from the subject of the photo to use it. 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. An otherwise valid Hold Harmless Agreement may not be enforceable in some situations. For example: where the indemnitee was found to be negligent or the cause of any accidents, such as through faulty equipment, improper attention, or poor maintenance. If you’re trying to take photos of children in a public area or some sort of accident, you may be confronted and told that you don’t have the right to take photos. As long as you’re in a public place, it is almost always legally permissible to photograph. Photo Release Form Date: Month/Day/Year I hereby grant the Photographer/Agency permission to use my likeness in photograph(s) in any and all of its publications and in any and all other media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by the the Photographer/Agency, in perpetuity, and for other use by the the the Photographer/Agency. I will make no monetary or other claim against the the Photographer/Agency for the use of the photograph(s).