Microstock Photography Forum - General => General Photography Discussion => Topic started by: josephjacobs on July 01, 2017, 20:32

Title: Model release needed?
Post by: josephjacobs on July 01, 2017, 20:32
I was at the beach catching a sunset a couple days ago and got a few pictures of people in the water, totally silhouetted. I know model releases are usually only needed for identifiable people, but I wasn't sure if (legally OR ethically) if I should upload these photos because the subject of the picture is still a person or group of people I don't have releases for. Should I go ahead and upload or should I refrain?

Title: Re: Model release needed?
Post by: Mantis on July 01, 2017, 21:33
Depends on where you upload. At Alamy you will need model releases.  This might be accepted elsewhere, but different inspectors have different opinions.  I had a silhouette rejected on Stock once because they said if you can adjust the image enough and see facial features it won't bee accepted. I mean, you would have had to drag sliders dramatically enough that the image quality would not be worth using.  But its their company, not mine. It is one of my better sellers on other micros.