Starting a business specializing in portraiture

Started Jan 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
echelon2004 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,128
Re: Starting a business specializing in portraiture

spytrek007 wrote:

I need some advice here. I am starting a new business and will be specializing in outdoor or on location portraits. My target market is models/actors, couples, families and children.

For models, I understand that one has to have a model release form to be able to use their images on ones portfolio. Do i need model release forms when photographing couples, children, families or any similar form?

Unlikely. The models need a release to ues the images. You already own the usage rights. You plan on selling the images, make sure you have a contract giving a third party rights to do so. Remember that commercial use needs to come with geographical and time limits as well as some sort of fair compensation to the models or the contract won't hold up in court.

Do i need insurance as i would be shooting outdoors or on location?

Not really. Just don't be negligent on a level approaching stupidity.

And finally for casual shoots, is it safe to photograph models below the age of 18?


The business will be under UK law.


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