Matt Ashmore Posted January 4, 2017 Share Posted January 4, 2017 I suspect I know the "correct" way forward here... but I'll ask what other people do anyway... I only tend to ask model releases from family or very close friends. Photos of other people I tend to leave unreleased and therefore licensed as RM for editorial use. I use a little app on my iPad (Easy Release) to generate model releases. The app needs the model to sign and then someone to countersign (although I think you can turn this off). With my own children (who are young), I sign as their parent on their behalf and my wife countersigns. But when it comes to photos of my wife, she obviously signs for herself.. but as the photographer, I shouldn't be the one to countersign (in theory). As I tend to do Alamy uploading, keywording and the likes in an evening after my day job, I don't tend to think about getting these model releases sorted out at other times when there might be someone else available to countersign my wife's photos. So my question is essentially, how much do people "bend the rules" with regards to countersigning model releases for images of a spouse? I'm very happily married (yes, we have our ups and downs.. but don't all couples?) ... so I would like to think that whatever life has in store for me and my family, we would never find ourselves in a position where my wife was about to sue me for the use of one of her images. So what do other people do.. stick rigidly to "the rules" and get a third person to countersign their spouses photos or bend the rules and not worry too much about the countersigning? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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