PHOTO: The Kid

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Khosrownia
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:03AM

Hello,


 


I would like to ask your opinion about the below four pictures.


The design on her shirt is what I am most concened with and do nt know if this is protected or not.


 


Laying -Side view


Laying - Close Up 1


Laying - Close Up 2


Standing on Boardwalk


 


Thanks in advance.


Farzad


 


 


 


 
viennetta
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:50AM
Judging from past experience, I'd say the design should probably be edited out before uploading. Things like that can be iffy, since it's highly probable that frog is copyrighted. Also, I think the images may benefit from a bit of brightening and contrast adjustment. Best of luck with them - she's adorable!
Khosrownia
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:59PM

Thanks, she is my favorite model and she is getting a hang of it too.


I am hoping someone will be able to say definitively about the frog. There are some famous frogs out there and I don't know just because they exist that just any frog drawing should be protected.


I will be doing more adjustments once I know I am not wasting my time because of the frog.


Farzad
sjlocke
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:03PM
I would not upload with the frog there. I doubt anyone is going to sue you, but it just looks busy and doesn't have a reason to be there.

Also, in the first, you have lighting issues with the non shaded feet.

More importantly, I'd question the commercial value of the first three, partly because she is posing what I would call 'sexy' if she were an adult. She's not dreamily looking at the sky from a field of grass, she's not hugging herself because she's cold in a snowfield. She's just laying on a rock shelf looking pouty at the camera.

The last looks ok, although I've stopped tilting that much anymore.

Jmo.

(Edited on 2012-09-22 20:04:54 by sjlocke)
Khosrownia
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:12PM

JMO, you have made very good points. Her pose in the first three in particular. Kids should be doing things that are obviously kid stuff.


It sounds like the last one may be somewhat useful.


I am not worried about being sued necessarily, I wanted to be sure the frog is not copyrighted which can cause an immediate rejection by iStockphoto.


So do you know if the frog design is copyrighted?


 


Thanks very much.


Farzad
cmannphoto
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:23PM

The thing to remember, if you want to be successful with stock photography you need to make your images as generic as possible. Even if iStock accepted (which I doubt they will) those images with the frog, you might be limiting your sales because the client might not want to take the chance.


 


 
Khosrownia
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:32PM
That is a very good point too. Thank you.





Farzad

(Edited on 2012-09-22 20:34:10 by Khosrownia)

(Edited on 2012-09-22 20:46:45 by Khosrownia)
JonathanCohen
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:07PM
BTW, JMO = "Just my opinion."
donald_gruener
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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:38AM
The frog artwork would definitely be rejected, yes.
Khosrownia
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Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:29AM

Thanks, Domald.


Will it be rejected because it is protected or because as other have commentd it takes away from usefulness of the image?
donald_gruener
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:58PM
Any artwork is protected from the moment of creation, regardless of whether or not the artist files a specific claim of copyright.

The usefulness issue is secondary but certainly valid. Speaking as a designer/buyer, I would avoid things like this - even if they were released - because they only risk to confuse the message of whatever I'm designing. The last thing I want when designing an ad is for the audience to even for a moment wonder if that frog has some significance. I want nothing to distract them even for a split second from my client's message.

(Edited on 2012-09-24 15:59:03 by donald_gruener)
AprilAnderton
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:12PM
FYI, I recognized that image as the Carter's Frog. My niece has that shirt!  
MikeCherim
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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:09AM

Posted By sjlocke:
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More importantly, I'd question the commercial value of the first three, partly because she is posing what I would call 'sexy' if she were an adult. She's not dreamily looking at the sky from a field of grass, she's not hugging herself because she's cold in a snowfield. She's just laying on a rock shelf looking pouty at the camera.

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I agree with this fully. I'm really sorry, but I found them almost disturbing because she is posing like an adult model. I think the last shot is delightful.
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