MR library info - do check it !

posted on 14th of may, 2010

This short reminder is directed especially to photographers shooting children (as the problem is more common there), but of course applies to all photos where people are involved.

You probably know that our Dreamfinder has a nice section where you can specify a model's gender, ethnicity and age. When you submit a new MR, and you are careful enough to state that a John is a Male, you use that MR for your next submissions with the same model.

Do you remember that people get older?

Adults can stay in their age range for years, so the issue is not that apparent, but for children, believe me, it is. It's a known fact that children grow fast, also in terms of Model Releases. Is you newborn baby model still under 1 year old, or maybe he/she is well past 5 now?

Our buyers rely on that Dreamstime search check boxes as they are more accurate than keywording. Why? Because looking for a 'boy' only in keywords can bring up a 'senior with bad boy look on his face' image.

What to do when you see you need to update? Just upload the same valid MR, but name in differently, say, create Joe Doe_5_9.
Then contact support providing the IDs for images you would like to have the new MR attached to.

Now, please, go to your MR library and perform a check. Do it for your sales :)

Comments (9)

Posted by Alvera on May 21, 2010
Good ideea.
Posted by Mayatairy on May 19, 2010
very useful :-)
Thanks !
Posted by Kasienka on May 17, 2010
Thanks a lot for the tip Seb! ;-)
Posted by Joezachs on May 17, 2010
A good pointer, which many overlook due to ignorance.
Posted by Onime on May 16, 2010
thankfully I wasn't photographing children. :)
Posted by Sebcz on May 15, 2010
Actually I joined in 2006, and there are still some images to sell to achieve 15K. Is it harder now? No, I guess it's easier. Diversify your portfolio, that's my advice.
Posted by Davidwatmough on May 15, 2010
My shock was your sales figures of around 15,000 .... although you joined in 2004 that's still an amazing achievement. Is it, in your opinion , harder to sell images now than it was in your first few years ? David.
Posted by smartview27 on May 14, 2010
great idea!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 14, 2010
Thanks so much, i was wondering about this!

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