DD models a bit and stepped in at short notice to a fashion/catwalk for a community group - they didnt get a release signed
2 months later DD appears on the front of a magazine - which is lovely!
But a)she would have rather known first & b) the release wasn't signed & c) she hasn't been fully credited
We think that it's lovely, we aren't too stressed by it (& DD will be more careful in future to get the release/contact signed) but is there any potential future fall-out of consequences we need to think about?
I can't think of any but I thought I'd better check
Does she have an agent? If so I'd bring it up with them. If not then maybe you could call an agent to get some advice. Have you addressed this with the magazine and the group who obviously gave the magazine permission to use the photo? As I'm sure they'd want to know that they are breaching the rules here!
So did the magazine use the catwalk image because they covered the fashion show as part of the magazine? Or have they bought the image to use as a 'fashion' shot and could potentially use it again? If it's the first then I worry worry too much about any repercussions as I doubt they'll use the image again and the group should certainly not send out her image until they have the correct rights. If it's the latter then it's down to the group to contact the magazine and get them to tell the magazine to cease to use the image as it is not allowed.
You could certainly raise this with DDs commercial agent though and I'm sure they'll have some advice. I work in a similar field and I ask my agent questions about work that she hasn't sourced me and she's always happy to advise me. Always remember that you are the agents client!
Glad it got resolved @KatyMac and DD will double check next time. My baby DS is signed to an agency and all the licensing etc is so confusing!
As to doing work that is 'great for your portfolio' or 'we'll provide lunch' I'd suggest to avoid like the plague. In my experience they've always been the worst people to work for and never worth my time or effort. Hold out for the good work and know your worth!
Good for her @KatyMac! Is she a part of Equity/Spotlight? They could probably help her with a guideline for day fees, buyouts etc. They're very friendly if she wanted to call up to talk to them, even if she isn't a member I'm sure they'd advise her. There's always someone out there to take advantage so it's good to know what the industry standard is.
Is acting something she wants to peruse? And how old is she? I was assuming younger but now I think I may be mistaken.
Photographers don’t legally need a model release. Some will sort them just to avoid later bickering but it’s not actually required.
As for standard pay, a smallish studio I know charges amateur photographers an extra £20 per hour for models as part of a hire fee (model plus studio) BUT those models will generally cover a range of styles up to and including lingerie/boudoir (but generally not full adult work).
She is 20 trained in MT but she graduated in Dance Theatre as her singing isn't as strong as her dance/acting
Modelling is really a sideline - she earnt money while at college, for a studio a bit like Cat was talking about - they hold events and hire models in for them to play with cameras/speeds/effects and stuff
But the big wide world beckons and the buzz of being on a front cover is lovely
Who knows now, with getting an agent it might all change?
It was never about a fee - but the correct credit would have been nice. The photo belonged to the organisation anyway and they knew she was using a different surname so left it out while they checked and then it went to print with just her first name - just a mistake really
Another milestone in her confidence yesterday - she turned down a paying job because it wasn't right for her - massive step!!