Question: Photos in the school, do I need a model release?

Many of my clients are martial arts school owners, but this question about model releases can apply to almost any situation. Question: I’m taking some photos in my school and want to use them on my web site. Do I need any one to sign a model release? Answer: If you are simply covering a public event, then usually no. Events that are of a journalistic nature usually don’t. If however you intend to use these photos in any way that can be seen as an invasion of privacy, or for commercial gain, or use on a commercial website, then you should have all those show sign a model release...

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