Posted Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:21AM
Some time ago I submitted an image containing some vehicles in the background. These vehicles clearly showed logos so I submitted the image for editorial use only. The image was rejected with a suggestion that I found wise: to remove the logos from the image and resubmit for the main collection in order to gain better visibility. I did so, the image was accepted, I was happy.
Today I was browsing the editorial collection and I found this nice image:
I am trying to understand why this image is "editorial only". Is it because there are some "trademarked" elements (but I honestly struggle to see them!)? Or is it that perhaps in some occasions the buyer wants some sort of "authenticity warranty" for some subjects, and submitting for "editorial only" could provide just that? In other words, could it make sense, in some cases, to submit our images for editorial only, when we can actually choose because there are no binding conditions?
Posted Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:40AM
Not sure, but I found this
The A?angu also request that visitors do not photograph certain sections of Uluru, for reasons related to traditional Tjukurpa beliefs. These areas are the sites of gender-linked rituals, and are forbidden ground for A?angu of the opposite sex to those participating in the rituals in question. The photographic ban is intended to prevent A?angu from inadvertently violating this taboo by encountering photographs of the forbidden sites in the outside world
Posted Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:17AM
I know I can't sell images that violate laws here on iStock, but I'd love to sell some that violate taboos
Posted Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:59AM
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia has photography restrictions to respect the laws of the traditional owners of the land.
All commercial film crews, still photographers, artists and sound recordists will need to apply for a permit to carry out commercial work in the Park. Releases obtained by the park are specific and time restricted. Images of Ayers Rock cannot be submitted to the Royalty-Free collection.
Posted Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:29PM
Are we bringing other photographer's work into the forums now to discuss? Yeah, I didn't think so.