Hi everyone,Thought I would share my hints with you about how I build up model releases for my photos , especially photos that I take on the street, beach or whereever of virtual strangers.Let's take the beach for a perfect setting. If I plan a day at the beach, when packing my camera bag, I always include at least half a dozen Dreamstime model release forms, as I know that while I am there, I am going to snap off some wonderful photos of strangers enjoying the day, as much as we are.So,... continue reading
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Hi Guys!I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated releases - required to implement such ideas. The unfortunate consequence of this is that a lot of creative ideas remain just that - ideas that never become reality. What a shame...There can be no doubt that Top Pros - such as the Yuri Arcurs' - amongst us are... continue reading
I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :)Much easier to get a model release for yourself! continue reading
When I got my DSLR a couple of years ago, little did I know the life change that would occur.I bought a Canon DSLR that also shot HD video, mostly for Microstock. I really needed experience in using it, so I signed up to do a 48 Hour Film Festival.Based on the work I did for that, I got hired to shoot a few local commercials and invited to participate in several short films.And then, based on all of that work, I was hired as Director of Photography to shoot a feature film. And then back... continue reading
Hi everyone,I am a new member at dreamstime and at this level in the stock photography business I have much to learn about what is acceptable in order for an image to be approved.I recently posted a Social Media diagram and it was rejected because of the logos. I originally thought thatwould be a no no until I saw a few members who had used the same concept.So my question is, how can I obtain the property release for youtube, facebook, twitter, bling, and other social networks?Your... continue reading
I went yesterday from being totally excited to have a new source for my art.I bought several photos that I would love to paint.Then I realized there are difference kinds of licenses and I might not have bought the right to paint these.Who understands when I need to buy a pel license and how much do they cost and what photos are elligible?Also I want to become a contributor of my horses jumping and jiving.Could someone please clarify the license for art.I have a show in the Lost... continue reading
I'm very impressed by the powerful search engine DT provides to designers; so many little details that make one's job easier and give everyone a chance to find the right photos for the right project.For instance I like the fact that when you upload a model release, you specify the age of the model, allowing designers to refine their search to specific age brackets.I guess that many of us have favorite models that we will hopefully keep on photographing for years. Cute baby Melba, photographed... continue reading
Hi guys I always worried about property realeses and that is what i found:In theory if is for editorial you allowed to upload almost everything because is for educational purposes, as we living on a free country.However Cuba and China they are bit funny about it.Did you Know thatThe Empire State Building is an architectural marvel, and one of the most striking attractions in New York City. The building itself was constructed during the Great Depression and is a monument to that era... continue reading
Yesterday I met my friend and told about DT, about stock photos, about all issues and about necessary for sale of a photo documents (Model or property release).And He asked me "How managers of DT or buyers of you stock photo with model on it, How they learn that the model release is real? "....I mean that author of a photo can fill and sign itself the model release, and without will of model "forge the signature". I work as a lawyer and I live in Russia, and not by hearsay I know how people can... continue reading
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