Releases, Trademarks, and Privacy Rights Demystified

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We’ve all heard the urban legends; it’s time for the real story! Join ASMP past president Richard Kelly for an entertaining yet informative look at the facts surrounding these all-important issues. You’ll walk away knowing when signed releases are (and aren’t) necessary, what you can (and can’t) do with unreleased images, what releases should cover, what to do about any trademarks that appear in your photographs, and how ASMP’s Releases App can help you get the job done.

Packed with real-world tips and advice for getting your subjects comfortable with releases, this program will help you add value to your photographs and money to your pocket.


© Shawn G. Henry

The Speaker

Richard D. Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based corporate and industrial photographer who creates environmental portraits of real people in real places with real passions. His portraits have been published in Fortune, People, Adweek, USA Weekend and other magazines, and his photo essays have appeared in Parenting andPittsburgh magazines. In addition, his images have been exhibited at Concept Art Gallery, the Nikon House, the United Nations and the Silver Eye Center for Photography.

Formerly the Director of Photography at WQED Multimedia, Richard is now the president of Indigo Factory, Inc, a multimedia production company. He is also a past president of ASMP and currently serves as member of the ASMP board of directors. He lives with his wife Jennifer Pesci-Kelly and daughter Grace Ann on Pittsburgh’s Southside.