Yuri Arcurs Invests $1.2 Million in Scoopshot

Posted on 7/16/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (2)

Backed by Yuri Arcurs, Scoopshot is launching a new service for crowdsourcing photography on-demand in minutes after the customer makes a request. Scoopshot gives photo buyers the ability to instantaneously place assignments in front of the company’s global network of 280,000+ mobile photographers.


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  • Alfonso Gutierrez Posted Jul 21, 2013
    Pictures on demand offering has been with us for quite a while and has had little impact in stock photography as a global market. People can invest money on bizarre projects if they like too certainly, but now Scoopshot images go from fair to mediocre if one looks closely just the first page and if somebody wants to create a global "task" for photographers, can easily cost you $499 for sending an alert to, I assume, all the photographers, 280.000+, and extras for logos+banners to present your "task" and then wait for seven years to receive the images that having seen the content that Scoopshot has in the first page it may not be the greatest photography that one has seen in his/her life. It is a lot faster and certainly cheaper to browse for images in a traditional stock agency or even in a microstock site if prices is a concern.
    The birth of "on-demand" good photography happened years ago and stock photography still exits today, while certainly traditional stock photography has to modernize its business model the reality is that it has not happened faster because there are still substantial number of buyers that need an invoice describing exactly the rights bought and request that the printing run of the publication and other historical details be mentioned in the document. Ancestral? Yes, but very real.


  • Alfonso Gutierrez Posted Jul 21, 2013
    Correction:

    "---and then wait for seven years to receive the images..."

    I wanted to say "seven days"

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