When you commission Tony Lewis Photography to photograph an assignment for you, you are agreeing by default to the following basic terms of business. Additional clauses may be included in your own contract, subject to the requirements of your photoshoot.
a) All models are required to sign a Model Release form, and to confirm that they are at least 18 years of age.
b) Under Age models – Models under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No photography or meetings can take place if a parent or guardian is not present. The parent or guardian will be required to sign a model release on the model’s behalf.
a) The client shall pay Tony Lewis Photography within the time period stipulated in the estimate. The client shall be responsible for any sales tax due. Materials and rights will not be released until full payment has been received.
b) Where an assignment necessitates the payment of an advance payment, no firm booking for or commitment to undertake an assignment can be given by Tony Lewis Photography until such payment has been received, and no materials or images will be released, or licenses granted for the use of images, until the balance of any payment due has been received.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
Unless specified to the contrary in this contract, any grant of rights shall be limited to the United Kingdom for a period of one year from the date of the invoice and, if the grant is for magazine usage, shall be first UK serial ownership rights in photographic materials, which shall include but not be limited to digital files, transparencies, negatives and prints. The Client shall not modify directly or indirectly any of the photographic materials, whether digitally or by any other form or process now in existence or which may come into being in the future, without the express, written consent of the photographer.
If the Client wishes to make any additional uses of the photographs, in addition to the uses originally quoted in the estimate, the Client shall seek permission from Tony Lewis Photography and pay an additional fee to be agreed upon.
Authorship credit in the name of Tony Lewis Photography, including copyright notice, shall accompany the photograph(s) when they are reproduced. The credit line should take the following wording: “Photography © Copyright Tony Lewis Photography [year of publication] https://tonylewis-photography.co.uk.” Where the photographs are used online, a hyperlink to https://tonylewis-photography.co.uk should be included.
COPYRIGHT & PERMITTED USE BY Tony Lewis Photography
The Copyright, Design & Patents Act 1988 allows the creator of an image to be identified as such. The Client also acknowledges Tony Lewis Photography right to use, and grants permission for Tony Lewis Photography to use, any images created under this contract for Tony Lewis Photography self-promotion, trade, exhibition, or in any other lawful purpose, in all media and in all manners, without any restriction as to changes and alterations. In doing so the Client waives any right to inspect or approve the photograph(s) or any materials that may be created in connection therewith. The Client releases and agrees to hold harmless Tony Lewis Photography, his assigns, licensees, successors in interest, legal representatives and heirs from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of the photographs, or in any processing or digital manipulation tending toward the completion of the finished materials, unless it can be shown that they and the publication thereof were maliciously caused, produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting the Client to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn and indignity. The Client waives any claims he may have based on any usage of the photographs or future works derived there from, including but not limited to claims for either invasion of