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    Pet release forms

    Do I need a release if I take photo's of a persons pet.??


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    Captain Grammar
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    Re: Pet release forms

    Only if it looks like it will bite.

    If the pet is on public property, then no, you don't. It's always good to ask the owner of the pet if it's alright to take photos of it. A lot of people are touchy when it comes to their pets.
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    Re: Pet release forms

    That's kinda what I figured. I have someone that wants me to shoot him and his dog at the park, lake swimming,jumping and frizbee. I will probably have him sign a release. I can see I will probably get some really good shots that I may want to use later. And yea, my own dog bites me enough. I don't need someone elses doing it, too. Thanks for the information. Tom.
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    Re: Pet release forms

    Remember to be very specific in the compensation field. If the dog wants to sue you because you didn't give him the beef bone, and instead gave him some pet-store chewtoy "bone", you'll be in trouble!!
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    Re: Pet release forms

    Along with Jacks comments you might want to download and look at:

    Bert P. Krages Attorney at Law Photographer's Rights Page

    I'm not a lawyer and this is not law, but info you may find handy. It's been linked in other threads here, too, and suggested that you print one out and keep in your camera bag in case you ever get into a situation. If anything, good guidelines to follow while out shooting.

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    Re: Pet release forms

    Thank you all and I did download Photographers rights, good information. Tom.

  7. #7
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    Re: Pet release forms

    Quote Originally Posted by fotojack View Post
    If the pet is on public property, then no, you don't. It's always good to ask the owner of the pet if it's alright to take photos of it. A lot of people are touchy when it comes to their pets.
    AIUI, it's where the photographer stands, not the subject.

    From the document that Rick provided a link to:

    "The general rule in the United States is that anyone may take photographs of whatever they want when they are in a public place or places where they have permission to take photographs."

    But, you are right about people and their pets.
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    Re: Pet release forms

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoAV8R View Post
    AIUI, it's where the photographer stands, not the subject.
    Good eye! And yes, there's a big difference. You can photograph a subject on private property, as long as you are on public property. However, there is a gray area here, so tread lightly...especially when it comes to individual persons and not "things" such as buildings. For example:

    If you approach a private business and ask them to take photos of their building and/or property, you are likely going to be told "no" for a variety of reasons. However, there is no law prohibiting you from taking photos from the sidewalk or street.

    But...I wouldn't advise taking photos of someone in their house through the front window. They have taken reasonable precautions to protect their privacy, and you can get in trouble, even if taking photos from the sidewalk or street. The same thing with someone at an ATM machine. Don't do that either.
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    Re: Pet release forms

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Hereld View Post
    ...there is a gray area here, so tread lightly...especially when it comes to individual persons...
    All true.

    Unless you're within shouting distance of Hollywood and there's a view of normally-covered anatomy involved. In that case, it sells for more and you're gonna get sued.
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    Re: Pet release forms

    OK, who is Tom? He was addressed twice by the original poster.
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