Do I Own the Photos?
The photographer owns the copyright on the images, and generally grants you the right to use them for promotional use (in your portfolio, or website).
You can not sell any of these pictures on your own, you can not include them in a CD collection, Calendars, Posters, etc. for sale, and in some cases, you can not use them on your site if it’s a pay site. if a model plans to sell these pictures for some of the examples stated, then the model will need a form from the photographer stating the model has the rights.
the penalties are very strict for copyright infringement