Free Model Release Form

The free model release form featured on this page is one of a variety of photography contracts made available for your use.

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The model release agreement lower down on this page is specifically compiled for nude photographs.

  • It may be especially of value to have your free model release form signed after the photo session. If you do it before the photo session starts, the model may argue that he/she dit not know the full content as yet.

    If you can have a sheet of thumbnails signed and attached to your release, it will serve as further proof of consent.
  • Make a copy of a bona fide (government issued) identification to prove the legal age of the model.

    It's very easy to capture proof of identification as part of your photographs and even capture the model's face whilst holding the identification.

Additional Free Model Release Form Templates:

For more templates and additional guidelines, please refer to our main page on
Photography Contracts.

Copyright Notice

Model Release Agreement for Nude Photographs

The parties to this release agreement are:

Names: __________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Telephone and Email Address: _________________________________

(Hereinafter referred to as "the Model")


Names: __________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Telephone and Email Address: _________________________________

(Hereinafter referred to as "the Photographer")

Whereas for valuable consideration hereby acknowledged as received, the Model granted the Photographer permission to photograph and/or film and sound record the Model and furthermore grant permission to use the resulting work ("the Work") according to the terms stated hereunder:

1. Any permission granted to the Photographer shall extend to his/her successors, legal representatives, licensees and assigns and shall be irrevocable and perpetual without any further or additional claim for compensation by the Model.

2. Permission is specifically granted for the Work to be edited, altered, distorted, used in whole or in part, in conjunction with other images, graphics, text and sound in any way whatsoever and without restrictions.

3. Permission herein granted is absolute and final and shall not be subject to further inspection or approval by the Model at any stage in the use of the Work.

4. Use of the Work shall be unrestricted as to location, quantity or frequency, may be for any purpose and in any medium whatsoever, whether foreseen or unforeseen at this time, except where such use is in contravention of the law.

5. Use of the Work may be in conjunction with the Model's own or fictitious names.

6. The Photographer shall own all rights in the Work which shall accrue to the benefit of his/her successors, legal representatives and assigns.

7. The Model specifically acknowledges being fully aware of the nature of the photographs and warrants his/her consent to appear fully and/or partially nude in some or all of the photographs.

8. Notwithstanding the above, the following uses are specifically noted and agreed to, and specific exclusions for use listed here shall take precedence and restrict the use of the Work accordingly:

9. The Model warrants having read and understood this Model Release Agreement and warrants being of full legal age to enter into an agreement.

10. With full knowledge of the above, the Model hereby releases and shall hold harmless the Photographer and his/her successors, legal representatives, licensees and assigns from all claims or damages including but not limited to defamation or violation of right of privacy or publicity, resulting from or associated with the use of the Work.

11. The Model agrees that the provisions contained herein shall be binding upon the Model and his/her successors, legal representatives and assigns.

12. This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of ___________ and should any provision of this Agreement be judged by an appropriate court as invalid, it shall not affect any of the remaining provisions whatsoever.

13. The parties agree that any or all parts of this agreement may be submitted to the other party in legible and recordable electronic form and upon acknowledgement of receipt by the receiving party shall become valid parts of the agreement.

Signed at ______________on this ___day of_____________20__

Model's Signature: _______________________

Signed at ______________ on this ___day of_____________20__

Photographer's Signature: __________________

* * *


The photographer and model should have a discussion about where and how images will be used.

In paragraph 8. of the above free model release form we provide space for exclusions. For example: a Model may stipulate that alteration of photographs shall not cause them to become explicit in nature etc.

Both Photographer and Model must initial where any additions or alterations are made by hand.

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When starting a photography business, it is important to check with an attorney to ensure your photography contracts - including this free model release form - are comprehensive and comply with the law in your jurisdiction.

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