Frequent mistakes in model releases

posted on 15th of april, 2009

Today I am going to talk about some frequent mistakes I come across in contributors' model releases.
This blog is meant first of all to help contributors have less refusals based on model releases.
These are the steps you should take when dealing with people photography:
1. Print model releases
2. Let your models read the document and explain it to them when necessary, some of the legal information may be hard to understand
3. Filling in all the legal data
4. Signing of the model release in the presence of a witness
5. Scanning or photographing of the completed document.

Now, the actual process of filling in the model release. When you go to your photo shooting sessions, make sure your model(s) fill(s) in all required areas fully and most of all correctly. We see a lot of documents that lack...

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Posted by Nikitu on March 26, 2012
Vatikaki, if you have questions on rejections contact support. Don't post them here.
Posted by Vatikaki on March 26, 2012
Weird thing - I just uploaded some images of my daughter, using the same MR I used successfully for at least 50+ other pics, and all of them get rejected for MR. Go figure.
Posted by Nikitu on April 28, 2009
You need a model release for images with people. If you can not obtain one upload the image as editorial.

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