PHOTO: Fishing boats - property release needed?

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jluizmail
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Posted Fri May 17, 2013 8:57PM
I plan to submit this picture with these fishing boats.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ao7ibsuetaca97/BoatsinPedraGuaratiba03_15%2003.jpg
Is a property release needed?
Numbers and names have been removed. I hope edition hasn't ruined the file.Fishing boats

(Edited on 2013-05-17 20:57:59 by jluizmail)
RyersonClark
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013 7:09AM
I would say no.
jluizmail
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013 9:47AM
Posted By RyersonClark:
I would say no.

Thank you for your reply, RversonClark. I will take that as encouragement also.
kelvinjay
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013 10:11AM
I don't think a property release would be required, but the lighting isn't particularly great, being somewhat flat and dull.
jluizmail
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 5:06PM

Posted By kelvinjay:
(...), but the lighting isn't particularly great, being somewhat flat and dull.

This is an issue that I need to approach carefully, kelvinjay. Most of the times I tried to save a file from rejection by previously adjusting its vibrance or by enhancing contrast moderately, I got it rejected not for the lighting being dull. Inspectors would say the file had been overprocessed. I accept strict rules, but is it really necessary to be that strict for a file to find a designer who will much probably have many uses for it even so?
donald_gruener
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 6:18PM
It's entirely possible to carefully enhance an image enough to avoid a lighting rejection while not pushing it so far as to get an overfiltering rejection. Shooting under better lighting conditions is always the best answer, but there are probably hundreds of thousands of images accepted here that were shot under imperfect lighting and subsequently optimized in post. Just a question of getting a feel for where that threshold is, as well as finding techniques to improve an image's appearance without causing too much damage.

Do you shoot in RAW? Shooting in RAW and doing your post work in 16-bit will give you a lot more latitude to tweak without pixels breaking down.

I really like the shot, BTW. I agree it could use just a bit of punching up, and I think you'll get it in just fine. To definitively answer your original question, no property releases will be required.
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