Agency Based Discussion => Shutterstock.com => Topic started by: ichiro17 on June 16, 2006, 09:06

Title: Editorial pictures at SS
Post by: ichiro17 on June 16, 2006, 09:06
I see that pictures at SS can be editorial.  What does that mean?  How does that work and what pictues can I upload under that category?  I'm not too familiar with this and I would just like some clarification :)

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Editorial pictures at SS
Post by: leaf on June 16, 2006, 09:16

Editorial means - documentary photography.  An editorial photograph cannot be used to sell a product.

If you use a picture to sell a product you need the models permission (a model release). If you don't have a model release (ie you took an image of a person on the street) the image could be used as editorial.  Shutterstock has this option for images where you don't have a release, say for example at a football game, or a large event.

i hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: Editorial pictures at SS
Post by: IRCrockett on June 16, 2006, 11:38
It's not limited to people. Some buildings, locations, designs, logos, trademarks, etc require a release. Often quoted examples include the night time lighting of the Eiffel Tower, the TransAmerica Pyramid, the Lone Cypress, and Bicycle brand playing cards.
Title: Re: Editorial pictures at SS
Post by: chellyar on June 16, 2006, 16:40
I've got some editorial on SS... 

Local sports photos without model release, from last winter season.  They sell OK.

for e.g.:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-1280053.html - Local netball action.

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-1243009.html - India vs NZ womens ODI Cricket.

Also, editorial could be:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-1336287.html - Unkown fellows on the footplate of a traction engine..