Photography has a very high overhead cost in gear and other expenses and in order to keep pricing reasonably affordable to my portrait clients, I often use my work to post in a public portfolio and in promotions both online and in print for the purposes of acquiring more sales and revenue. It’s a logical and expected process. Do good work and show the good work to others to attract future business.

Referrals and showing samples of my work is generally the way I acquire more work so before I work with you, it’s important that you understand that your photos may be selected to go into my portfolio. In fact, assuming all goes well and your shots are amazing, selected shots in the signature collection will most definitely be included in my public portfolio, in my promotions, and in some cases other places. For example, I sometimes submit select photography to reputable stock photo agencies such as, but not limited to, Adobe Stock Images and Getty Images.

In order to work with me, any person appearing in the photos we take must sign a simple model release form or make arrangements with me to opt out.  Please understand that opting out comes at a cost to me in that I cannot use your photos in my promotions to attract other clients. Therefore opting out usually means I will ask you to pay a little more than normal for the courtesy of ensuring your photos remain unpublished. If you are not comfortable with this arrangement please do not sign my release form and please do speak with me to make an arrangement to opt out. Otherwise please read the paragraph below to understand what you are agreeing to then click the button above or below this article to download our model release form.


For valuable consideration received, I acknowledge that Clyde Hale a.k.a Dusty Hale (“Photographer”) and his/her legal representatives and assigns, have the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; and to alter and composite the same without restriction and without my inspection or approval. I hereby release the Photographer and his/her legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

About the Author

Photo of Dusty Hale surfing in Costa Rica.Dusty Hale
I'm a professional photographer and website solutions consultant living in beautiful Tamarindo, Costa Rica for over a decade. It is my joy and pleasure to serve others using my creative and technical skills in the digital industry.

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