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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Creativei

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.

Inganielsen

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*

Petdcat

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.

Sebcz

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

Rcmathiraj

Great shoot, and great alert Rebecca! Thanks!

Macmaniac

Good job,and good for sale.

Digital1image

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

/grin

"D"

Kenhurst

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

Tianbin

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

Paulcowan

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?

Titania1980

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

Walleyelj

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

Leud2k

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.

Noonie

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!

Litifeta

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

Littledesire

Wonderful shots Rebecca!!!

Linqong

A group of very good works.

Cleaper

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

Stuartkey

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!

Rgbe

nice shoot

Fcarucci

Nice shots.
Do you keyword on the site?

Irisangel

Great advice and helpful too. Nice shots, good luck with them.

Orylar

thank's for your suggestions! ^^ good works ;P

Lhj

Thank you so much for sharing the experience with everyone! I've never tried to take pictures for models yet. However, if I'm going to ask somebody to sign the model release, his / her telephone number will be not missed ! :-)

Indos82

When I loaded photos the first time with the model release I had problems too. I could load only from third time;) I made mistakes all time.
It is necessary to pass once this way and then all will turn out from the first.

Cleaper

I also made the same mistake a while ago but hopefully never again! Luckily it was my sister so I knew the phone number - much worse if you can't get hold of the model again easily! Nice shots by the way.

Mailthepic

Same with me too i forget to write down the address when i uploaded for this Heavy duty assignment and was rejected just a while ago. What a careless mistake!!!! . Guess human are born to make mistake. Don't follow our footstep .

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