Comentado Fri Mar 9, 2012 11:27AM
I took this shot on my self and now I got this message:
Please correct your date.
Model signature date and witness signature date must match.
But is this required when it is a self-portrait? I have used the same model release for my self for years, and it have never been a problem until now.
Comentado Fri Mar 9, 2012 11:42AM
Most likely, the Inspector overlooked that it was a self-portrait.
We suggest making it very obvious that it is a self-portrait release. No witness is required for self-portrait releases so it may actually help if you prepare a release that has NO witness signature on it, because in the process of inspecting the release, it becomes a habit for Inspectors to automatically compare those dates. Instead, leave the witness lines blank and mark prominently in large letters across the bottom of the release, in red ink, "Self-portrait - no witness required." This extra visual clue helps a LOT when we're inspecting release after release and will help you avoid Inspector errors like this.
Please use the link in the email you received to upload a new release, your image will return to the front of the queue.
Apologies for the inconvenience. Let me know if I can clarify further.
(Oh, and nice socks )
Comentado Fri Mar 9, 2012 12:30PM
Thanks for a quick reply and thanks
Comentado Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:56AM
Still got the same problem:
The following note was supplied by an administrator:
++dates on release do not match exif
I did as you told me, but I left the date fileds empty. Do I need to sign every modelrelease with the shot date when it´s a self-portrait?
Comentado Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:04AM
Nope, again, that should not have been kicked back. A single catch-all release for all your self-portraits is perfectly acceptable.
Did you make it obvious that it was a self-portrait release? I've noticed that some contributors go so far as to write "self-portrait" in all of the fields that do not need to be completed, such as shoot date, witness, etc. so that when the Inspector checks these fields, they cannot help but see that it is a self-portrait.
Again, I am sorry about that! Unfortunately I cannot simply overturn it since it hasn't actually been rejected. But please check your sitemail, I'll send you some additional instructions so we can get this one taken care of.
Comentado Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:16AM
Can anyone really miss this
Comentado Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:24PM
Honestly, I would make it larger still, all the way across the bottom of the release.
The issue this time may have been that your signatures are not accompanied by a date. We do still need the date the release was signed, even if it doesn't have to match the image's date.
I've emailed you back, we can complete this off the boards. Thanks!