I very, very occasionally offer Time For Prints for suitable models. These will be for my stock photography work, such as at Alamy or Fotolia. These are image libraries where anyone looking for a certain type of image – food, animals or people for their websites or advertising campaigns can look through what is available and purchase licences for the images they require.

Payment will be in the form of photos (TFP – time for prints) and model releases (see below) will be required – parents or guardians will also be required to sign for under 18 year olds

Information for Models

Models who would like to shoot with me please read through the text below as it should answer most if not all questions you may have regarding working with Christine Nichols Photography.

What Is TFP/CD

TFP is an acronym for Trade or Time for Print or Compact Disk. While today the acronym is actually a bit outdated as with the advent of Digital Photography many TFP shoots are supplied to the model in prints or images optimised for web use. In a TFP shoot the model and the photographer come to an agreement where by they barter their time and services to each other in an even trade. No money is ever exchanged for a TFP session.

While the model provides his or her time and skill as a model the photographer provides his or her skill as a photographer and photo re-toucher. Together photographer and model collaborate to create a specified set of images.

When the shoot is done the photographer will typically provide the model with a selection of prints or images, via email, on a CD along with a limited release allowing the model to print and use the images for their own promotional use to build their portfolio books and other materials such as website and comp. cards. Unless otherwise arranged in advance the model does not receive commercial rights to images created in a TFP shoot and all copyrights to the images are wholly owned by the photographer.

I accept a limited number of models for TFP portfolio shoots. However all TFP / TFCD shoots do require that the model signs my Standard Model Release (sample below) . This release grants me the right to distribute images created in a TFP session as Royalty Free Images.

What is Royalty Free?

Royalty Free Stock Photography is a concept whereby the end user of the images pays a single one time license fee to use an image and does not have to pay any additional royalty for repeated use of the images. The buyer does not own the copyright of the images (it remains the property of the photographer) but they have bought a license granting them the right to use the images legally without further payments or interruption from the seller as long as the use complies with the terms and conditions of the licensing agencies End User Agreement. While the licensee of the image cannot offer the image for resale or transfer rights to use it to another, Royalty Free Licensing does offer designers a wide range of benefits; mainly lower pricing and convenience.

While the licensee of the image has the right to use the image without further cost beyond the initial licensing fee the model does maintain a level of protection in that the End User License Agreement (EULA) issued by all Royalty Free Stock Agencies I utilize for the distribution of my images contain contractual clauses such as these:

Use an Image with pornographic, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or immoral content or in such a manner that it infringes upon any third party’s trademark or intellectual property.

Use an Image in a way that places a person in the photo in a bad light or depicts them in a way that they may find offensive- this includes pornography, tobacco ads, religious and political endorsements, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or immoral content .

If you shoot TFP with Christine Nichols some of the images created at that shoot will be offered as Royalty Free Stock. However if the above protections are not included in the EULA of a specific agency then Christine will not distribute images through their service. As a model should you ever find an image created by Christine in use and believe its use to violate the model protection clauses of the licensing agencies EULA contact me and I will investigate it immediately and if the user is found to be in violation of the EULA all legal proceedings to cease the use and recover damages will be initiated.

What To Expect In Return For TFP

In return for services offered I provide the TFP model with a minimum of 3 retouched images, usually more depending the number of shots taken and the different outfits/looks. In addition to prints of the images I can also provide the model with web optimized copies of these same images that are pre-sized and compressed and ready for upload to On line Modeling Portfolio websites. Web versions of all print ready images delivered to models will also be hosted in a Public Gallery specific to the model on the this website if requested.

How To Book A TFP Shoot

Email Christine to request a TFP session. Please note not all TFP shoots will be granted but I do look to update my royalty free collection on a regular basis

Where Are TFP Shoots Shot

On location or in Studio

Will You Provide an MUHA?

In most TFP situations Christine does not provide Makeup artists or Hair Stylists. However on occasion we may have MUAs and Stylists who request to work with us on TFP shoots in return for photos for their books. If an MUA will be available for your shoot you will know in advance but you should never assume that one will be present and should always plan for the possibility that you may have to do your own hair and makeup for a TFP shoot.

What To Bring To A TFP Shoot

A great attitude and an open mind, come into the shoot with the attitude that you are going to have fun and create some great photos and that is exactly what will happen. You can relax and have fun when shooting TFP, Christine will never pressure you to do anything you are uncomfortable with.

You will never be asked to pose nude, if you want nudes you can request them and Christine will consider it.

Escort, if you feel more comfortable on a first visit shoot you are welcome to bring an escort to the shoot with you. However please not that boyfriends do not make the best escorts and should you bring a boyfriend / girlfriend to a shoot and they become jealous and disruptive to the shoot they and possibly you will be asked to leave. There is not a lot of room in the studio so only one escort is allowed. They may also be requested to act as assistant.

Change of clothes and accessories appropriate to the themes of the shoot you have booked. It is important that the clothing does not have logos all over them .

When Will I get My TFP Photos

Our standard delivery goal is within 3-4 weeks after the shoot to deliver the final images. However we will be in regular contact with you during that period directing you to the web gallery where you will be able to view versions of your images as they are processed.

My last TFP photographer gave me all the photos and let me process them myself, why wont you?

Sorry but this is a practice that I do not participate in. I care far too much about the way my photos represent not only myself, but you as a model as well. As a result I do not provide models with unprocessed images for any reason nor do I allow them to manipulate or alter the images from the form and format in which I deliver them. I would much rather you ask me for a special process or sizing of an image after delivery then to risk having it done by someone who may or may not have the skills in photo processing / retouching to best represent us both to the world.

Can I use the images of me commercially, they are of me after all?

No, I retain the copyright of the images so images provided to you are for your personal website, use on modelling sites and sites social network sites such as Facebook only. If you have anyone approach you to use one of the images please refer them to me and we will come to some agreement that way.

Sample of Model Release – required any images containing recognisable faces to be used for commercial purposes. Under 18 year olds also require the signature of a parent or guardian



For valuable consideration I hereby grant to Christine Nichols (the “Photographer”), her heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, those for whom the Photographer is acting, and those acting with her authority and permission, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to copyright, in her own name or otherwise, and use, re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included, in whole or in part, as part of a composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any medium at her studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, publishing, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in connection therewith.

I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

I hereby release, discharge, and agree to save harmless the Photographer, her heirs, legal representatives and assigns, and all persons acting under her permission or authority or those for whom she is acting, including, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise that may occur or be produced in the taking of such photographic portraits or pictures or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

I hereby warrant that I am of full legal age and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and I am fully familiar with the contents thereof. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

If the Model is an entity and not a natural person, personal pronouns in this Agreement shall also include the neutral gender where the context so requires.

Model (or Property)

Name (print): ……………………………………………… Signature ……………………………..

Date ………/………/ 2010 Telephone Number (Required) ………………………………….


Country ………………………………………………..

Email: ………………………………………

Parent or Guardian (if minor)

Name (print): ……………………………………………… Signature ……………………………..

Witness to Signature (NOTE: Must be of legal age in your area.)

Full Name (print): ……………………………………………… Signature ……………………………..

Trade modelling services for TFP/CD (Time for print/cd)
The model agrees that they may use the photographer’s images for self promotion and personal use and only if the photographer’s credit and copyright appear on the image and without any modification. The model has no rights to commercial sale of these images unless that is agreed to in writing from the photographer. If the model uses any images on the web, they agree to make a link to the photographer’s website. The model has the option to purchase additional rights to use these images in any manner they wish.

The photographer grants the model the right to use any images provided without modification or manipulation for self promotion and non-commercial personal use on condition that the model always includes a legible photographer’s credit on every image, whether in print or online. Photographer retains all other usage right for all images.