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CL

« on: March 10, 2015, 10:43 »
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Hi, I'm new to stock photography. I did photoshoots with kids and had their parents sign for them on the model release.
The model releases were a a copied generic version off the internet and I did not have any witnnesses sign as I didn't realize that most stock agencies nowadays want witness signatures on model releases.
I know Alamy doesn't demand witness signatures on model releases, but are there other stock agencies were my model releases will be accepted?


« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 11:33 »
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Why don't you just go back and have them re-sign?

CL

« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 11:50 »
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Why don't you just go back and have them re-sign?
The parents did sign- I need witnesses signatures.

Just thinking if the modeling agency can sign as witness. Does the witness signature have to be at the same time of the shoot?

« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 11:52 »
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Why don't you just go back and have them re-sign?
The parents did sign- I need witnesses signatures.

Just thinking if the modeling agency can sign as witness. Does the witness signature have to be at the same time of the shoot?
That's kind of the definition of a witness isn't it?

Dook

« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 11:59 »
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Go back and have them resign with a witness present.

« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 12:20 »
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Why don't you just go back and have them re-sign?
The parents did sign- I need witnesses signatures.

Just thinking if the modeling agency can sign as witness. Does the witness signature have to be at the same time of the shoot?

Yes, I know what you need.  That's the point.  To have them re-sign with s witness present.

No, of course the agency can't sign.  Do you know what a witness is?

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 12:50 »
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Getty, Corbis all main macro agencies do.

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 12:51 »
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I think Fotolia too.

« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 14:51 »
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The witness doesn't have to be present at the photo session they just have to witness the parents or model sign the release.   

CL

« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 15:18 »
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Why don't you just go back and have them re-sign?
The parents did sign- I need witnesses signatures.

Just thinking if the modeling agency can sign as witness. Does the witness signature have to be at the same time of the shoot?

Yes, I know what you need.  That's the point.  To have them re-sign with s witness present.

No, of course the agency can't sign.  Do you know what a witness is?

Um..do I know what a witness is?  That's funny.

The reason I thought I could ask the agency to sign as a witness was because you suggested I go back with the parents and a witness, and I therefore thought I was wrong in my assumption that a witness is needed at the actual shoot, and surmised that perhaps a witness may be someone who was involved and could vouch for the agreement between the model ( or representative on behalf of the model) and the photographer.

Well, going back wouldn't work out for a lot of reasons, we're located in different cities, asking four different parents to meet with me again just wouldn't happen, etc.

Anyway, thanks for your advice.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 15:29 by CL »

CL

« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 15:22 »
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The witness doesn't have to be present at the photo session they just have to witness the parents or model sign the release.

 I just saw your post after I posted my previous one. That clears up things for me. Thanks.

CL

« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 15:23 »
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Getty, Corbis all main macro agencies do.

I'll. Try them. Thanks.

Dook

« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2015, 15:35 »
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Getty, Corbis all main macro agencies do.

I'll. Try them. Thanks.
How?

CL

« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2015, 15:48 »
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Getty, Corbis all main macro agencies do.

I'll. Try them. Thanks.
How?

I'll try to submit the photos to Getty as RM.  Do you know if they'll accept images as RF if I have a model release without witnesses?

Dook

« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2015, 16:13 »
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I don't think they accept pictures at all if you are not their contributor. It's very hard to get in there. It's much easier to find a witness.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 16:16 by Dook »

CL

« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 16:29 »
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Dook, I know they won't. I'll sign up as a contributor and hope they'll accept my images.

It doesn't hurt to try.

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2015, 02:02 »
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Getty, Corbis all main macro agencies do.

I'll. Try them. Thanks.
How?

I'll try to submit the photos to Getty as RM.  Do you know if they'll accept images as RF if I have a model release without witnesses?
yes RF too and as I said before I'm very sure that FT doesn't require a witness too


CL

« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2015, 07:12 »
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50%, thanks so much for the info! I really appreciate it!


 

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