A Newbie with lots of questions!

I have recently discovered the world of stock photos and every site is a little different in setting up your account and requires different qualities of photos. Dreamstime seems to me to be the most professional and the most difficult to get a photo accepted. I recently uploaded about 10 - 12 photos and resubmitted those that required a model release....all of my models are my grandchildren and my children....rather than list my grandbabies names I used initials and I also listed all of their addresses and phone numbers and email addresses as my address, phone and email. They were all signed and witnessed correctly however they all have the same information except the names. I feel like I have really screwed up my account just trying to protect my family's privacy. Maybe I am an overprotective grandmommy. If you have had any problems with model releases or if you can reassure me that it is safe to give out all of that information on small children, I would appreciate hearing from you.

I only have one accepted photo and it is totally unrelated to this blog!!

Photo credits: Cj Martin.

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September 19, 2007


I photograph all four of my children and my friend's kids all the time. The MR issue comes up alot. Some people are inconsolable when it comes to giving out their information, but the MR helps to PROTECT your models. The information in the MR keeps people from uploading pictures of ususpecting strangers that DON'T want to be on the internet. Information is for verification purposes and will only be seen by DT personnel. I understand your concern (heck I'd be worried if you weren't a little concerned about it) but, there is nothing to worry about.

September 18, 2007


The personal data in the MRs are not made public to the buyers so no one should be able to see private info, unless required by a court of law. Images when sold are only mentioned that they have MR, the MR is not shown unless there are legal liabilities.
About your profile, I was wondering if you could edit it and correct as it is quite difficult to read and follow.
Hope this is helpful.

September 17, 2007


It is perfectly safe. There is a model release specifically for minors that protects their rights. The form does not require any of the child's information, except his or her name (you must write out the full name, as abbreviations are unacceptable--many abbreviations can apply to many different people), as the parent supplies the address and contact information. You can find it under the Resources tab, under Utilities, or follow this link: https://www.dreamstime.com/model_release_minor.pdf.

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