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Was looking for some opinion on this one, it's an intensely personal question.

 

I recently had a kid, and now when I track him with the camera, I can see such a lot of different poses that are stock worthy (even if they would have been done by others); kid in cot, kid getting a massage, etc. 

 

Do folks take photos of their own kids and post them as stock photos ? 

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I wish I had but wasn't into stock when they were growing up.  I use them now though and I put restrictions on so they don't find themselves advertising viagra etc. You are advised to sign model releases for the photos.

 

Pearl

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Can anyone advise if there's a workaround or way of adding a digital image to Alamy's pdf release form.  It would be much easier than printing one off attaching it the to form and then scanning it.  (Unless I'm missing something more obvious)

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John :)

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Can anyone advise if there's a workaround or way of adding a digital image to Alamy's pdf release form.  It would be much easier than printing one off attaching it the to form and then scanning it.  (Unless I'm missing something more obvious)

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John :)

I think you have to print the form off in order to fill it in anyway.

 

Pearl

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Thanks for the link to the model release. I went to the relevant section, and it says 'parent' (singular). So I could take the photo and also act as the parent and sign the model release form ?

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Can anyone advise if there's a workaround or way of adding a digital image to Alamy's pdf release form.  It would be much easier than printing one off attaching it the to form and then scanning it.  (Unless I'm missing something more obvious)

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John :)

 Just convert the alamy pdf document  to a  word format, fill it in and attach, the photo in the word document. hope that helps  

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Can anyone advise if there's a workaround or way of adding a digital image to Alamy's pdf release form.  It would be much easier than printing one off attaching it the to form and then scanning it.  (Unless I'm missing something more obvious)

Thanks

John :)

 

You can open a pdf in Photoshop, just import it and then flatten it. Photos can be added to a layer, you can add the text etc....even sign it with a brush tool...

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Yes to the first question, just be aware as to how they might be published, you need to have an open mind set.

 

In answer to model release form, I have it saved as a jpg, and place a suitable small image in place, print, sign, and scan back in, upload.

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When I first contributed to John Panton's innovative ACE agency, my 35mms included a shot of son Richard in a dressing gown aged six and covering his eyes only because he was yawning and kind of rubbing his arm on his forehead (easy gesture to make, not easy to describe). It was used to illustrate neglected or abused childhood... no doubt because of our scruffy old farmhouse corridor and ancient radiator on the wall, etc. I don't think we ever use model releases back then. He also appeared in the Sunday Times, and subsequently immortalised in 'Pictures on a Page' by Harold Evans, as a European middle-class baby being breast-fed in juxtaposition with a starving Biafran baby at a skeletal mother's breast. No releases involved - we used to call this stuff photojournalism... or at least, editorial feature photography. He's now 38 and still hasn't sued me.

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When my children are back at Christmas (Aged 29 and almost 27)  I am going to get them to give me a release for all the pictures I took of them over the years (and then update Alamy). That includes one of David used to illustrate an article on teenage mental health problems - he was actually sat on a stone ball with his head in his hands hasppily listening to a band in a French square. He too has not sued his old dad so far!

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When I first contributed to John Panton's innovative ACE agency, my 35mms included a shot of son Richard in a dressing gown aged six and covering his eyes only because he was yawning and kind of rubbing his arm on his forehead (easy gesture to make, not easy to describe). It was used to illustrate neglected or abused childhood... no doubt because of our scruffy old farmhouse corridor and ancient radiator on the wall, etc. I don't think we ever use model releases back then. He also appeared in the Sunday Times, and subsequently immortalised in 'Pictures on a Page' by Harold Evans, as a European middle-class baby being breast-fed in juxtaposition with a starving Biafran baby at a skeletal mother's breast. No releases involved - we used to call this stuff photojournalism... or at least, editorial feature photography. He's now 38 and still hasn't sued me.

 

 

When my children are back at Christmas (Aged 29 and almost 27)  I am going to get them to give me a release for all the pictures I took of them over the years (and then update Alamy). That includes one of David used to illustrate an article on teenage mental health problems - he was actually sat on a stone ball with his head in his hands hasppily listening to a band in a French square. He too has not sued his old dad so far!

 

Still time, guys!  :D  (erm, that's a joke, btw)  :)

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Hi,

 

Was looking for some opinion on this one, it's an intensely personal question.

 

I recently had a kid, and now when I track him with the camera, I can see such a lot of different poses that are stock worthy (even if they would have been done by others); kid in cot, kid getting a massage, etc. 

 

Do folks take photos of their own kids and post them as stock photos ? 

 

Yes.

 

My kids have thus contributed significantly to the cost of many overseas trips :-)

 

dd

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Do folks take photos of their own kids and post them as stock photos ? 

 

Yes I do.

 

My children have grown up seeing me with a camera in hand photographing them.  When they were minors I signed their lives away... Now that they are adults I show them the images I would like to submit and kindly ask please...

 

I made it clear to them that they were helping to support the family and so would not be “paid” but if I had a big sale of an image featuring one them, I would buy something that they wanted as a reward and thus incentives them for future photo shoots.

 

It is kind of fun when they spot images of themselves in their textbooks.

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my grandchildrens model release forms include a clause that they get 50% of what I get and I pay them out once a year

Kevin

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"Interesting thread"  Can restrictions be applied with model released  images of teenagers..?

 Barbara  

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"Interesting thread"  Can restrictions be applied with model released  images of teenagers..?

 Barbara  

You can add restrictions to RM images.  I always restrict them (where they are recognisable) so they can't be used for "Sensitive Issues".  As I said above, I would not want them to be used for something that would embrace them, it seems the least I can do in gratitude for their cooperation. 

 

Pearl

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I use my youngest daughter (12) all the time. She loves being in front of the camera. My oldest daughter (14) would rather stand behind an iPhone camera than be in front of it. 

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