Pet Portrait Contract
Please see the terms of Pet Portrait Contract below. You will be presented a physical copy to sign upon meeting for session.
The client assumes all responsibility for their animal(s) or any other subjects during the session, Including any and all destruction of personal, business or public property, personal injury or illegalities. Please know your animal(s) and their behaviour and limitations before allowing them to be photographed in your home or any public area. Please disclose any behavioural or aggression issues before your session.
Your session is booked with the signing of this contract.
Client shall assist and cooperate with Scott Cobb, the photographer, in obtaining desired photographs. Photographer shall not be responsible for photographs not taken as a result of clients failure to provide reasonable assistance or cooperation. Photographer is not responsible for photographs not taken due to uncooperative pets/children/spouse, wardrobe malfunction, and other acts that cannot be controlled by photographer.
Model Release: By signing this contract, I, the client, have the legal right and authority to execute this release on behalf of the subject(s). I hereby irrevocably authorize Scott Cobb to use and publish (with or without my name, my pets name, or with a fictitious name) images of the subject(s) in any and all forms of media, for the purpose of self-promotion, publicity, publishing (including electric forms such as internet websites), resale as prints or other media for commercial use, or in photographic contests or gallery shows. I waive any and all rights to review or approve any use of the images for the above mentioned purposes. Scott Cobb agrees to never use the images in a manner which is slanderous, demeaning, or hurtful in any way to me or any of the subjects. Scott Cobb agrees that images will not be sold on stock image sites. I, the client, warrant that I have authority to agree to the use of the likeness of all persons included in this session in this manner and shall indemnify and defend Scott Cobb in the event of litigation arising out of such use.
Creative and Copyrights: All images, original and processed, remain the sole property of Scott Cobb. It is illegal to copy or reproduce any photographs, either physically or digitally, without Scott Cobb’s permission. The client will not receive any RAW files and may not edit the work or remove watermarks. The client may not submit any photos taken by Scott Cobb for use in contests. All images, both physical and digital, when purchased or provided to the client are for personal use only. No commercial use by the client is permitted under this contract, including but not limited to resale, promotion of personal business, or use in contests or exhibitions.
Pricing Disclosure: The client contends that they are aware of and have viewed the current price list for the session fees and any and all products, which may be found on the “price list” sheet given by photographer. This price list is adjusted periodically and may change without notice. Service and orders will be charged the prices shown when contract was signed.
Editing and Retouching: The editing and retouching on prints/canvas includes:
- Colour and Exposure correction
- Contrast and Sharpness
- Light noise Reduction
- Removal of Simple Distractions (Twigs in corner, bird in sky etc.)
Please note that the following are not included:
-Removal of people, harness and collar and large objects
-Retouching skin and body/body parts on people
- composite of multiple pet/people into one image
Photography Policies: Scott Cobb will strive to complete sessions, editing and orders in a timely manner. Upon completion of session, prints may be ordered (up to 3 weeks after session). Orders may take up to two weeks to arrive but are usually shipped out in three to five days.
Please note that images taken during the session may be deleted after sixty days total and as such prints will not be available after this time.
Liability: If Scott Cobb cannot perform this contract due to fire, casualty, act of God, Illness, Emergency, or other causes beyond the control of the photographer, and cannot be reschedule, Scott Cobb will return to the client any money paid, but shall have no further liability in respect to this contract. This limitation of liability shall also apply in the event that the photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera or computer malfunction, lost or damaged in the post, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault or intent on the part of the photographer. In the event that Scott Cobb fails to perform for any reason, Scott Cobb shall not be liable for any amount in excess of the retail value of the clients order and session fees paid. It is the clients responsibly to back up any digital files that are purchased or received. Scott Cobb shall not be held liable for loss or destruction of files, prints or products once they have been received by the client. No part of any order will be delivered until the required balance is paid in full.
Reprints: The client is aware that colour dye in photography may fade or discolour over time due to the inherent qualities of the dyes, and the client releases Scott Cobb from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon fading or discoloration due to such inherent qualities. Scott Cobb will make every effort to provide the most colour accurate reproductions on products purchased. Scott Cobb has no liability whatsoever toward the quality of any prints or products reproduced by the client from digital files purchased from Scott Cobb. If any products arrive damaged through no fault of the client, the client may return the products for a refund or replacement.
Social Media: Images provided for social sharing may be used freely for personal enjoyment. However they cannot be entered into competition or commercial purposes.
This Contract incorporates the entire understanding of the parties. Any modifications of this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties.
I agree to the terms of this contract Date