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There’s so much more to running a business with your Silhouette or Cricut than making a few products and sticking them up for sale. Today, we are going to quickly look at photo consent forms.
What is a Photo Consent or Photo Release?
A photo consent or release is simply a document that gives permission to you or your small business to use images of a person or property that you’ve taken.
When Do You Need a Photo Consent or Photo Release?
You’ll want to have a signed photo consent or release on file anytime you are taking pictures of a person or their property to use for online sales, social media, advertising, or on your website. Basically, if you plan to sell a product that includes a person or their property in the photos – you’ll want a release. A few exceptions: if you are photographing the general public, you don’t need a release. For example, you are taking photos of a busy market with hundreds of people in your shot. You do not need to get signed release from each person. Another time when you don’t need a photography release is if the photos are newsworthy. Although this doesn’t apply to most Silhouette or Cricut sellers, if you were taking photos and selling to a newspaper or news source you would not need a release.
What About Photographing Children?
If you are photographing children under the age of 18 (in the USA) a parent or guardian will need to sign the photo consent.
Today, I’m sharing an editable version of a simple photo consent. Ready to download? First, save this post to Pinterest. Then, download the form below.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.