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« on: October 18, 2012, 20:51 »
anybody using it? works in all agencies?


gillian vann

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 07:18 »
that's my question too. I bought it, quite like it as a tool for general photography work. (I do a lot of advertising shoots and we often use staff/customers as models, so I can quickly get releases just to cover me and the advertiser.)

iStock accepts it, but no idea yet if it'll work with others. there's no witness, is that a problem?

I might use it for one of my shoots with my own kids as a test, so it's no biggie if it's rejected.

« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 07:33 »
It looks like (according to the video) that you can set the witness option to on or off.  I would be very surprised if any agency accepted a release without a witness.

I'm a big fan of getting things out of paper and onto a device but I'm still very nervous about not having a hard copy of a release.  I can see how where banks, post office, credit card machines etc. all use a digitally signed signature as legal tender that this should be good too, but when push comes to shove in a legal court - having a hard paper copy with real pen ink on it would make me feel better.... whether one is more 'legal' or 'binding' than another .. I don't know.

That said, having the app in case you run out of releases, or forget them at home or something dumb, isn't a terrible idea.  It is nice to see that iStock accepts the release as well.

« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 07:37 »
Model Release App for iPad and iPhone

« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 07:51 »
.. for referance..

here's the istock info page on digital releases

'Model Release' app isn't mentioned as one of the accepted programs, perhaps it's not accepted?  Maybe that was your original question Luis?

One disadvantage of a digital release is that if you have several models at a shoot and have them all filling out releases at the same time - they will all have to wait for their turn on the iPad to read the release, then sign.  If you have papers, you can get 6 people filling out releases at the same time.

gillian vann

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:49 »
I did one the other day and had the model fill in her own details while i was driving and snapped her in my car, what could be more compliant? way more truthful than a fake signature, which any of us could do.

yes, i did see the witness spot and used that yesterday.

still yet to upload, I've got other (paid) work to complete before dealing with that shoot.


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