As a model, can I sell photos that I appear in?

I am a model and I do many photoshoots. I have images in abundance where I was not paid for the work — it was trade-for-print. If I did not sign a model release, can the photographer sell them? Can I sell some of my images on stock photo sites?

Ashlei on Jun 1, 2012

This is a popular question; see model photos. If you did not sign a model release, then the photographer should not be selling your likeness without your permission. Conversely, you can not sell the photos on stock photo sites since the copyright of those photos belongs to the photographer. You should get a signed agreement before either party sells these images.

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