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Hello to all. After some search in the forums I have not been able to find an answer, and in the photos database both options appear. The question is: Do silhouettes need a MR? With silhouettes I mean photographs, not illustrations.

Thanks for your help.
Canon gear
Posted: 06/02/2013, 14:57:52 PM
I think it depends if the people can be conclusively identified or not. In my personal experience if the image shows people with strong black silhouettes, then it should be ok. For example this.

   Jogging in Bali   
Posted: 06/02/2013, 16:03:46 PM
Here's the latest thread I was able to find with a post from an admin:
mm, Sigma 105 mm macro...
Posted: 06/02/2013, 16:55:39 PM
Use the curves tool or the exposure tool in Photoshop to increase the exposure of the photo. Increase it as much as you can, without caring about noise or anything. Then see if you can identify the person. If yes, don't risk uploading it. Not because it might be rejected but because you want to be safe.

You can take care of this problem by using the "burn" tool on the silhoutte. Just burn the face and other parts with a moderately soft brush and intensity at 100% (effective for "shadows") and preserve color/tone should be off. That would make sure nothing can be recognized. My assignment photo was treated with this method and got accepted without MR.

You may still need a release for the silhouette of the world's tallest man if he is standing next to a height scale or something. Stock is weird.

Here's one that got on there without MR:
   Self defense martial arts training   
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Edited: 06/03/2013, 16:58:03 PM
Many thanks to all of you for your answers, that have been very helpful. Now I know how to proceed
Canon gear
Posted: 06/03/2013, 14:44:24 PM
   Surfing at sundown, Beau Vallon, Seychelles   
These two pics are in my portfolio and I did not need any MR.
10 Photoshop elements premiere 10...
Posted: 06/03/2013, 16:07:19 PM

Was not in need of MR for this
Canon 40D
Posted: 06/26/2013, 13:46:36 PM
Sometimes my vector illustration was rejected - illustration need PR, i upload PR and photos.

   Adult people silhouettes collection   

This photo was accepted, without MR, PR:

   Meditating at sunset
Xara Xtreme, Genius Tablet and a Panasonic FZ8. Also I have several h...
Posted: 12/11/2014, 00:59:21 AM