A mistake that I will NEVER EVER make again!

ok, so 3 weeks ago, I did a photo shoot with a friend of mine. I was happy with the results and so was she. She signed the model release and i worked away at uploading the pics, and patiently waiting for them to be reviewed and hopefully accepted!

So I waited and waited.... finally they were under review..

and they were ALL refused...

I had not included her phone number on the Model Release... i had to go through the WHOLE process of uploading the photos, keywording and upload a new model release....

SO.. ALWAYS include a phone number on your model releases!

Three weeks on from the shoot, FINALLY the first pics have been approved with the correct model release!

Photo credits: , Konstantin Yuganov, Rebeccaosborn.

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January 01, 2009


Why don't you embed all the keyword and data inside the image itself, this will save lots of time while resubmitting to DT or if you have account in other stock site.

September 13, 2008


hmm strange, I dared to upload some photos of myself and filled out the MR form. But I did not include any phone number because I do not wish to hand it to everybody. But I included everything else, email etc. My images are accepted. Perhaps they want a phone number OR an email address? Or is this because I'm the model myself and Dreamstime has my data? *confused*

August 30, 2008


I am in northern Thailand for an extended holiday and not everyone has a phone or email address. This has caused endless headaches for me.

August 25, 2008


Another common mistake while filling in MRs is forgetting the COUNTRY! I had to replace two or three MRs just because of that.

August 24, 2008


Great shoot, and great alert Rebecca! Thanks!

August 21, 2008


Good job,and good for sale.

August 15, 2008


Hmmm...they look great to me. I wouldn't have refused them.



August 12, 2008


Great job with this shoot Rebecca! Took me awhile to get the hang of getting everything perfect on those model releases too!

August 11, 2008


2 weeks turn around is too long.. but the lesson was worthwhile too i think.. great shots..

August 09, 2008


Great! Just shot a guy who's so poor he isn't on the phone. So what do I do now? Can't they send out letters if they have to?

August 07, 2008


well at least you can have model pics hehehehe none of my friends are willing to be uploaded :( so I can't get models!! :'(

well you know it now, tyou will always include phone number :)
sorry my english

August 06, 2008


Wow - that's rough! I'm just getting started working with models, or at least model releases:) I will learn from your experience - hopefully!

August 06, 2008


Sometimes it depends on the mood of the reviewer. I had problems with another stock photo website reviewers who refused ALL the photos I have uploaded for different reasons, photos who passed the review here or on other sites. So...I guess it depends on the reviewer's mood too...
P.S. Great photos, keep up the good work.

August 05, 2008


Yep---know the feeling, sometimes I can catch a mistake before they see it and one time I forgot to have a witness sign the form, it had been in my uploads for a while, so when I noticed the omission I went back and they had already taken it in to review!!!!!! The ONE time the review went too quickly----wouldn't you know!

August 05, 2008


ouch! I have never worked with models ... except my ugly self.

August 05, 2008


Wonderful shots Rebecca!!!

August 05, 2008


A group of very good works.

August 05, 2008


Good idea Stuart - think I will start doing that to save the rejections.

August 05, 2008


I ALWAYS submit one image from a shoot before the rest, purely to check the validity of model release forms and also any copyright issues which might exist, should the images contain props, vehicles or anything which I am not 100% sure about.

This saves a lot of rejections... and time!

August 05, 2008


nice shoot

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