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« on: June 16, 2012, 00:44 »

Just got a whole bunch of these rejections...


This image uses a non-standard form of model release. Although we accept valid model releases that are not in iStockphoto\'s standard form, the model release attached with this photograph does not comply with iStockphoto\'s current legal standards. In the future we recommend that you use the standard iStockphoto release. In the meantime, please use the iStockphoto release form as a guide to completing the model release pertinent to this particular file.

++Missing shoot location++"


I never had this one before but I haven't uploaded model shots for almost a year.  Has something changed?  Anybody know do they just want shoot country and state as on the official IS release or do they want something more?  Or is it just some rogue reviewer?

Some of the shots are from a series I did over a year ago and other images from the same series were accepted with this same release.  It's annoying that it was fine before but now it's not good enough.  Every time I get a release form that I like IS makes me change it.  Arg!

Sorry if this has been previously discussed.  I did a search and didn't come up with any other thread on the topic.


« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 05:24 »

^ is a link to the model release standards article published quite some time ago. Note section 2 :

2.. Shoot Description/Location
Each release should include the shoot description/reference and shoot location. The shoot description can be as simple as Business stock on white background, more specific or something far more descriptive linking to an indexed document with full description of all aspects of the shoot. Those are two important fields to make sure theres no confusion later on what the images depict and where the photo shoot occurred.

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 10:46 »
Download the IS model release here and use that. Or just read what they want in the location area :)


« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 11:04 »
I have a "universal" release of my own creation that IS accepts - it has a shoot description field in which I put things like "At the beach, Maine" or "At the park" for the location part of the description and so far I have not had problems. I think it needs to be specific enough that it's clear what's being released, but doesn't need street address or GPS coordinates :)


« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 11:28 »
I usually just write Florida, USA and that's enough to get the location accepted.  I save the specifics for the shoot description.  Different strokes...

But the city or state and country should suffice. 


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