Photo Release Form Example

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Example of Photo Release Form Based on Suggestions
From Duke University

Photo Release Form
Name of Researcher
Name of Institution
Address of Institution

I understand that I am being asked to provide permission for [insert researcher’s name] to use photograph(s) taken of me dealing with [describe the material to be released, i.e., the content of the photographs and the date taken, if possible] to be used in research about [insert title or description of the study].

I understand that I have been asked to have my photograph(s) used in the following ways: [insert ways the material would be used, such as 1) being shown to participants in an online experiment; and 2) used in presentations and print and/or electronic publications].

[If the researcher has guaranteed that the individual’s name will not be used, include a statement such as] I have been told that my name will not be used in any presentation of my photograph.

I understand that signing this release is voluntary, and that I am not required to do so, even though I gave permission for the photographs to be taken.

I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understand the statements in this document, and voluntarily agree to the release of my photograph(s) for the purposes of the described research.

Printed name ______________________________

Signature _________________________________

Date _____________________________________

Drawn From
The Research ExperienceThis material is drawn from the SAGE Publishing text The Research Experience: Planning, Conducting, and Reporting Research by Ann Sloan Devlin at Connecticut College.

The Research Experience: Planning, Conducting, and Reporting Research presents a process-oriented approach to research for students in the behavioral sciences. In-depth, practical advice for conducting each step of the research process includes coverage of the most common research methods and current technologies—including Qualtrics, Google Scholar, and Amazon Mechanical Turk—as well as techniques for finding participants and collecting data in a variety of settings. With robust pedagogy and six helpful appendices, this text will further readers’ ability to produce well-executed projects and critically evaluate information in both their personal and professional lives.

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