All contributions should represent real life situations and be taken with quality photographic equipment and have good composition. PhotoAbility is not a modeling site and all images should showcase the activity or setting not just the subject. This site is dedicated to the authentic promotion of people with a disability and all models used must have a disability. No attempt should be made to hide the disability in the photo composition.
Note: To learn more about what makes a good image, read our Photo Composition Guide
This is a commercial site aimed at servicing the advertising and marketing industry.
The party who submits a photo or photographs to this site is, by doing so, entering into a agreement to sell photographs via download from our site.
Key Definitions of our contributors agreement:
1. Under this agreement PhotoAbility is authorized:
2. Under this agreement (with restrictions as stated in the agreement) you have the right to:
3. Under this agreement you must:
Royalty-free (RF) images are available for unlimited use, in accordance with the license agreement, for a one-time fee. Images may be used immediately after purchasing a license This is no renewal required under a RF license. Licenses for royalty-free images are non-exclusive.
Rights managed (RM) images are available for a specified amount of time for a fee that is determined by intended use. Usage restrictions may apply due to the nature of the subject matter, geography, or the original agreement between photographer or agency and subject. In order to qualify as a Rights Managed Image, the image cannot have been previously sold as a Royalty Free image either with PhotoAbility or any other library.
A note on copyright and releases.
Please be aware that under copyright rules the copyright of all photographs resides with the photographer regardless of whether he was paid for the assignment or not unless there is an assignment of copyright agreement.
Sample releases for your own use: (You will be asked to certify that you have the applicable releases on registration)
Model Release (PDF Download)
Online Model Release
Property Release (PDF Download)
Photographer Assignment of Copyright (PDF Download)