Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53PM
This image from a beach in Thailand has been accepted. Immedeately afterwards I took a close up of the boy which means he is alone in the picture. Together with the accepted image (and some more with mother and other people) it is however obvious that it was not a picture of a lonely, unprotected child but taken with the mother close by. Would such an image be accepted if I add a note to the inspector with a reference to the accepted image?
(Edited on 2013-02-28 20:54:15 by brittak)
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 1:37AM
If you are submiting a series where some images as singles can be problematic in the inspection process, you can always upload some of the other images as a consent, then the inspector will know that it's taken within context. The description can also be used to reference to images in the series that can be useful for an inspector.
With children, I will approach the mother, ask her name, her childs name and also provide that information in the consent "document" with the images of the series.
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 6:48AM
Thank you. Problem in this case is that I don'r speak Thai and the mother does not speak English. To get permission to shoot in these cases I point at the camera and say OK?? and the mother will smile and nodd oe very, very rarely shake her head in wich case I would naturallyh not shoot.
WIll try to upload the child with the image above as a reference.
Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 7:43PM
So I followed your advice and uploaded this image with the following note to the inspector: +++this image is one of a series on other images taken within minutes the mother and other people are seen around: e.g.# 23294364 +++ (image 23294364 is the one above).
It was rejected with the standard: "This image appears to be an isolated portrait containing a child or underaged minor. Due to our legal standards, images containing minors must have model releases signed by the legal parent or guardian to be licensed for royalty-free editorial use."
(Edited on 2013-03-02 19:44:07 by brittak)
(Edited on 2013-03-02 19:44:38 by brittak)
Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013 3:23AM
I guess you could try Scout with a reference to this forum topic. If they agree with the inspector I suppose you're out of options for getting this photo accepted.