Originally Posted by homerpicman
I am an amateur photographer, who has never shot pics of people in a setting before. I have gotten model release forms to use, but wonder, is there a form for recording the model's statistical data. Besides name, address, phone and email, is there something to record physical attributes, race, decorations, mars, etc. I want to be prepared and complete when I recruit my first model(s).
First of all, welcome to G1, Homer (we're pretty informal around here, so I hope you don't mind if I don't use your full name)
Yeah, there are those kinda data sheets out there - probably a lot of folks have made up their own, with places for information that THEY have decided is important. But, to that end, I ask... "WHO are you doing the sheet for and WHAT information do you think you'll need a year after you shoot this lovely young lass?"
Most of the time, I get by with the model's legal name (and her stage name, if she's using one), her email address, physical street or mailing address, telephone number and/or cell and a notation of whether I have a signed model release or a TFP agreement for that shoot. It's keyed to my filing system of images, so that if I'm looking for a particular type of model that I've worked with before (and to be honest, there's about 50 models in my list, so it's not hard to remember which ones I've shot even without the list), I can see one of her images and then go find the data in my filing system.
So, instead of giving you my data sheet in Word form (which you'd be more than happy to have, if you really think it's what you want), I'd suggest sitting down and thinking about what information you really NEED to have, what information would be NICE to have, and how you're going to keep track of everything. By the time you figure that out, you'll have already designed a custom data sheet that suits YOUR purpose!
That make sense?
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