You never know who will buy your photos. So whenever you take a photo of a person, you need their permission before you can sell the photo as commercial stock.
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You can now sell photos of people – without a model release – through a lot of different online stock agencies. You just have to make sure you designate the photos as “editorial” when you upload them to each site. Click here to read more.
In most cases, photographers do not need a model release in order to sell their photos of people. The exception to this are photos that will be used and sold for commercial purposes (advertising) and images that will be submitted and sold in stock agencies (sites like iStockphoto.com).
You don’t need a model release to sell your people pictures as stock photography. Making people unidentifiable in your photos allows you to still make a profit off of them without the paperwork.