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06-21-2012, 10:03 PM
In your opinion would this image need a model release to be eligible for IPC? At 100% there are no distinguishing features on the man. FYI - it was taken on a public lake.

06-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Not sure why I've had no replies to this question but maybe I should rephrase it to say: I want to enter this image in the IPC and am wondering if it needs a model release? Also, any critique would be appreciated.

06-22-2012, 06:14 PM
I'll refer this to PEC and try to get you an answer. Most of us are afraid to answer as this involves legalities.

06-22-2012, 06:44 PM
Thanks David! I was wondering why there were no replies. I figured it was a "no" or "maybe" answer.

06-22-2012, 10:42 PM
Interestingly the Chairman of PEC didn't feel like you needed a model release, but one of the committee members felt like you did because "He is recognizable and was not photographed as part of a event for editorial purposes."
I'll try to get you a better answer from staff.

06-23-2012, 03:34 AM
thanks again David! I'll wait to see what they say. I may have to just submit an alternate image.