Because of the length, complexity and occasionally intimidating legal language in the regular Adult's Model Release, some photographers prefer to use a simplified version. They trade off some protection for a simpler document and one that people who are not professional models may be more willing to sign.
We do not recommend this release if the photos may be used in certain sensitive areas (see 21st Century Worries).
Using the text
The language below will provide a concrete illustration of the principles explained in this module. Sections in color are place-holder text that you are supposed to replace.
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Permission for Photography
For valuable consideration received, I grant to
Joe Photographer ("Photographer")
the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photographs that he/she has taken or may take of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if he/she so chooses. I release and discharge Photographer from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of Photographer, as well as the person(s) for whom he/she took the photographs. I am a legally competent adult and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this document and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.