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Model release needed? Concert images with people that are not recognizable ( silhouettes)

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1000wordsimages
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 01:52:01 AM by 1000wordsimages
Dear all,

I am going today to an concert and i am planning to shoot some images for stock.

I am asking myself if some images need model release for commercial use. I put the following link as example:

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-concert-audience-image21217365

Here the people are totally not recognizable. They could be everybody. They are silhouettes. The band is defocused on a way that they are also not recognizable. Does this image need model release? For my feeling not because like i said the people you can not relate to anyone for 100 percent.

Thanks in advance!!

Mirco


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Nikitu
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 03:25:32 AM by Nikitu - member is an admin
For this particular image a MR is not required. But make sure that the silhouettes are really dark
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1000wordsimages
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 03:31:56 AM by 1000wordsimages
Super!

Thanks for your help.



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Lejoch
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 04:18:46 AM by Lejoch
   Venice lagoon   

This shot was refused as RF because of a recognizable person...
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Ajv123ajv
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Message edited at 05/16/2013, 04:21:39 AM by Ajv123ajv
Try submitting for editorial section?


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1000wordsimages
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 05:00:29 AM by 1000wordsimages
Hi Lejoch,

Maybe when you zoom in the person is recognizable.

People from concert are from the back + dark.


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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 05:56:53 AM by Parkinsonsniper
I can take your photo and give it some light and see the faces of people who face the camera (if there are any) So my suggestion is to paint the faces and get rid of all the possible details, for sure. Then you can add a small amount of noise, to the painted area. It won't make you lose quality, but you will be safer for sure :)
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Lejoch
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Message posted at 05/16/2013, 09:17:00 AM by Lejoch
Parkinsonsniper, I tried to give some light and the person in my shot become a little bit recognizable. I never thought about it, very good advice, thanks.
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message edited at 05/16/2013, 09:23:25 AM by Parkinsonsniper
I'm glad if I did help :) Your welcome ;)
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Paha_l
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Message edited at 09/30/2013, 04:26:12 AM by Paha_l
no visible face, hat, collar
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