26 January, 2018

Model Releases and "Easy Release"

Leis in the Mt Coot-tha Forest - Sigma 85mm, f/1.4 Art 

A few words about "Easy Release," a smartphone app for both Androids and iPhones by ApplicationGap. It automates the process by letting you use the provided Getty release, or using a release of your own devising. (Getty has approved the app for submissions to the Getty stock site.)

Just the highlights: It lets you fill in the data, embeds a documenting photo of the model, take signatures on the screen, allows addenda, and then emails PDFs to both the photographer and the model. 

I admit, I worry. So I do take paper releases with me just in case; but I haven't had to use a paper release yet.

I do use releases of my own devising, so I have a tactic for getting them into "Easy Release." I write my text as a document in Google Drive on my desktop machine. Then, I open that doc from Drive on my phone, copy the text, and paste it into "Easy Release."

In my opinion, "Easy Release" is a must have. (I noticed that a comment of mine is shown on the "Easy Release" page on Google's PlayStore. I have no relationship with "Easy Release.")

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