Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:52PM
/Can someone explain to me why studio portrait shot would not be a valid description for a baby portrait taken in a studio? I fill out releases before the shoot. The parent signs it along with my witness. We did 10 different scenerios with this baby in the studio. I can't list them all. Something has to give here! I am getting very frustrated being told my model release isn't good enough when it was good enough for 6 other shots accepted in the last two days. Experienced exclusives shouldn't be treated this way. I am frustrated especially when I know the release is correct
and here is the note from the inspector
Upon initial inspection, we have determined that your file Newborn in Pretty
pink requires a model or property release for it to be considered for inclusion
in the iStockphoto library.
The following note was supplied by an administrator:
++Your shoot description is not specific enough and does not accurately describe
the images submitted with this release. Please fill in a new release and
resubmit. Thank you.
If you have a model or property release for this file you scan it in and upload
it as a .jpg by visiting:
After you upload the model or property release the file will be inspected and
you will receive a final acceptance or rejection notice.
The iStockphoto Administration Team.
edit to remove picture
(Edited on 2013-02-21 08:02:14 by JodiJacobson)
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:54AM
Just write an accurate description, it doesn't have to be an essay.
"Studio shots of naked baby, dressed in onesie, in parents arms and riding a unicycle."
The MR is there to protect you. The accurate shoot description is needed so that if a model tries to sue you for distributing the shots of them half naked and writhing around in baby oil, you have evidence on the MR that they agreed to those potentially sensitive images to be sold. They cannot claim that those were supposed to be for private use.
Any time that a model is naked or you're doing anything that's in the least bit risqué, you need to mention this on the MR. And you can use extra space on the release to describe more set ups if needed. Ultimately this isn't a massive issue for most contributors, it's just basic common sense. When filling out the shoot description, just say what you see and realise that "studio portrait shoot" probably won't cut it if you want to sell shots of naked children.
(Edited on 2013-02-21 04:11:23 by kelvinjay)
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:29AM
Thanks for the answer Kevin. I never shot a nude baby so I didn't realize that was the problem. Thanks again!
Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:42PM
I always wait until the shoot is over before filling in the description. I can ask the model, at that time, if there are any setups that she/he does not want included in the release.