This is a statement regarding the policy applicable to TFP shoots by Owlglass Photo.

It was found necessary to create this page after finding out just how many photographers using models starting off on their path or generally doing TFP shoots for their portfolios, do apparently not provide said models with Model Release documents—or if they do, these documents are seriously deficient in their phrasing, terminology and other aspects.

Our Terms for TFP/Pro-Bono Shoots

  • In all cases models are presented with a model release form, two identical copies of which are signed by photographer and model alike. One of these is for the model, the other one for the photographer.
  • In each case, these documents set out clearly the conditions of the shoot and any issues relating to usage and copyright of the images obtained.

If the TFP shoot has been solicited by Owlglass Photo:

  • The model will be given the rights to use any of the images supplied in their gallery or other places in any way they see fit. The only condition is that an attribution to "Owlglass Photo" or "Till Noever" (as the director and principal photographer of Owlglass Photo) must always be made whenever the image is used.
  • Whenever Owlglass Photo uses images of the model for e.g. promotional purposes, an attribution to the model has to be made; except in those cases where such an attribution cannot be made; for example when submitting photos to competitions.
  • Owlglass Photo retains copyright of the photos and may use photos for any legal purpose.
  • When actually selling photo(s) of the model, a standard royalty of 10% on the sale price of the photo (less Australian G.S.T.), in whatever form it may be sold (e.g. print, mounted print, stock photo, electronic photo) is to be paid to the model. Model's obligation include a requirement to provide Owlglass Photo with a contact address, phone or email. If no such contact information exists, the right to be paid royalties lapses three (3) months after the sale.

If the TFP shoot has been solicited by the Model:

  • The model will be given the rights to use any of the images supplied in their gallery or other places in any way they see fit. The only condition is that an attribution to "Owlglass Photo" or "Till Noever" (as the director and principal photographer of Owlglass Photo) must always be made whenever the image is used.
  • Whenever Owlglass Photo uses images of the model for e.g. promotional purposes, an attribution to the model has to be made; except in those cases where such an attribution cannot be made; for example when submitting photos to competitions.
  • Owlglass Photo's retains copyright of the images and may use photos for any legal purpose.
  • When actually selling photo(s) of the model, a standard royalty of 5% on the sale price of the photo (less Australian G.S.T.), in whatever form it may be sold (e.g. print, mounted print, stock photo, electronic photo) is to be paid to the model. Model's obligation include a requirement to provide Owlglass Photo with a contact address, phone or email. If no such contact information exists, the right to be paid royalties lapses three (3) months after the sale.

In all cases:

Unlimited copyright to the originals of any images may be purchased from Owlglass Photo by the model using a separate agreement and for a to-be-negotiated price. In that case Owlglass Photo will still retain the unrestricted right to use the image of the model for promotional purposes.