Scoopshot To Launch Web Platform

Posted on 5/28/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Scoopshot is scheduled to release a new web-based platform later this month that will make task creation publicly available. This is expected to increase the number of users, the quality of the content, create more brand visibility and increase user engagement for their media partners.

The changes to the Scoopshot Store will include:
    •    Expanded task opportunities and availability. Publicly created tasks (assignments) and content associated with these tasks will soon become globally available for viewing and purchase. This new, enhanced feature significantly increases user engagement and content available for media.
    •    Publishing rights become permanent. We are removing publishing rights restrictions. You will now have full publishing rights for any content you purchase.

    •    Purchase price will be set to $5 on all photos. The price will be converted to your Store account currency e.g 3,88€. This will provide media partners with the opportunity to purchase more images while offering compensation to our valued contributors.
    •    All task content can be directed to a public Market page. Post-publishing content, photo sales and new revenue opportunities are becoming available.
Currently Scoopshot has more than 270,000 mobile users from 159 countries. They are headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and staffed in Europe and the United States. The number of users is expected to grow massively in the coming year. Recently, Scoopshot added 60,000 mobile users in a two-day period after a German television station reported on its powerful User Generated Content ecosystem. Some 10,000 users enrolled in a five-hour period.

Aarhus University in Denmark is doing a worldwide research project on “Sameness in diversity” and is looking for images of happy faces from all corners of the world. The images will be used in a book and video presentations. The project is looking to acquire about 200 images. The payment is €5 per image. In the description of the photo answer the question “What is happiness?”  The university will get all the pictures they need for this project for about $1,295.00.

Scoopshot offers freelance photographers an opportunity to market their services for assignments through Scoopshot Pro. Photographers can create a 9-image portfolio of their work, list their experience and provide their location. When media has an assignment in the photographer’s area they may contact the photographer directly. It is unclear what media companies will expect to pay when hiring a photographer through this service.

Copyright © 2013 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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