A mistake that I will NEVER EVER make again!

posted on 5th of august, 2008

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!

Comments (15)

Posted by Petdcat on 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.
Posted by Sebcz on 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.
Posted by Rcmathiraj on August 24, 2008
Great shoot, and great alert Rebecca! Thanks!
Posted by Macmaniac on August 21, 2008
Good job,and good for sale.
Posted by Kenhurst on 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!
Posted by Tianbin on August 11, 2008
2 weeks turn around is too long.. but the lesson was worthwhile too i think.. great shots..
Posted by Litifeta on August 05, 2008
ouch! I have never worked with models ... except my ugly self.
Posted by Littledesire on August 05, 2008
Wonderful shots Rebecca!!!
Posted by Linqong on August 05, 2008
A group of very good works.
Posted by Cleaper on August 05, 2008
Good idea Stuart - think I will start doing that to save the rejections.
Posted by Stuartkey on 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!
Posted by Rgbe on August 05, 2008
nice shoot
Posted by Fcarucci on August 05, 2008
Nice shots.
Do you keyword on the site?
Posted by Irisangel on August 05, 2008
Great advice and helpful too. Nice shots, good luck with them.
Posted by Indos82 on August 05, 2008
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.

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