Scoopt: Money For Your Flickr Photos

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A citizen journalism picture agency, Scoopt.com, is seeking to monetize the pictures you post on Flickr. It is inviting you, the Flickr member, to tag your images with the keyword ‘scoopt’. This enables Scoopt to sell tagged images to buyers in direct response to demand. Money from this will be split 50/50 between Scoopt and the photographer and the photographer gets to keep his full copyright.

Is that a good idea? “There are some fantastic photographs on Flickr that you just don’t find anywhere else. Some of this content is valuable to creative and media markets but there’s no easy way to connect Flick members to buyers. Flickr members are not allowed to advertise their content commercially, and it’s not easy for buyers to contact them through Flickr to broker one-off transactions. With this unofficial initiative, we are trying to address both problems,” says Scoopt founder Kyle MacRae.

Scoopt is also encouraging photo buyers to use Flickr as a commercial image resource. Buyers can search for tagged images and broker sales directly and immediately through Scoopt.

[Via: PhotographyBLOG]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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