From Top Model Release developer Catherine Hall:
When I first began my professional photography career, I undervalued the necessity of having subjects sign releases; I was just focused on crafting incredible pictures to build-up a white-hot portfolio. But when key industry figures started taking notice of my images, I began to realize the error of my ways. My first ‘big break’ came when Adobe asked to feature several of my travel photographs, and I instantly thought to myself: all of my hard work is finally starting to pay-off! Unfortunately, I spoke too soon. No legitimate company would dare print or publish any image that isn’t backed-up with a model- or property-release. I was crushed when I had to turn down Adobe’s offer, realizing that without model releases, none of the images in my portfolio were commercially valid. This huge let-down became a hard-won lesson: Credible photographers take care of the details.
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