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PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2013, 08:48 »
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Now that I've looked into this more I think it's something to keep an eye on. It seems rough but has potential to be disruptive.

Right now there's no quality control. But stock sites seem to be backing down on the whole quality requirement. If they figure out how to give even a slight preference to sellable images this could improve the buyer experience. Maybe favor people who are showing consistent sales and move those images toward the top.

And cellphones are becoming the new standard camera. Most people have cellphones which makes almost anyone a photographer. The image quality of the new 41MP Nokia is so-so but how long will it be before big megapixel cellphones with good quality will become common? A couple years?

Another thought is this actually may help reduce the supply of free and stolen images. If the general public catches on that they can make money they may be less likely to give stuff away on Flickr or wherever. And maybe copyright law will become more common knowledge so people could become more sensitive to it.

Interesting times.


« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2013, 09:04 »
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That sent me off to read 9 chapters and 93 in LOV OM OPHAVSRET.

And so easy is it not.
Private use is allowed, but private is private and no publication is allowed.

i think ill study it a bit more and also look at some legal cases.

ShadySue

« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2013, 05:40 »
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i love the chinese model where you need a licence by the state.
I didn't know that. Does the state ensure that they license images?

I am disadvantaged in not being able to read Asian orthographies, but it seems that a lot of abuse of e.g. Alamy photos licensed by e.g. the Telegraph is that the articles appear within hours, probably minutes on a plethora of apparently Chinese [1] blogs, in cluding the original photos, and days, probably hours later, they can be all over the Blogosphere for that script.
[1] As I can't read it, I can't be sure; and for the same reason, I can't chase up the abuses.  >:(

Uncle Pete

« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2013, 20:39 »
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No, but it will be interesting to watch. Might do better than tyhe other failures, but I don't see it taking over Microstock. News photos $2.50 others $5, unless it's changed? (50% of that for contributors)

Anyone here on Scoopshot? Anyone making anything from them?


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/scoopshot-secures-1-2-million-130000195.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CWWguVRBDEAVjeTmYlQ

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Scoopshot is taking on the multi billion-dollar photo industry with a new service for crowdsourcing on-demand photography in minutes, backed by Yuri Arcurs. Offering an alternative to stale stock photo libraries and expensive agencies, Scoopshot gives all photo buyers the ability to set assignments for its global network of 280,000+ mobile photographers.

The photography-on-demand service has received $1.2 million funding from Yuri Arcurs, the world's top selling stock photographer, who sells one photo every eight seconds.  Scoopshot will use the funding to accelerate its international growth with a focus on the UK, US and German markets.


This crowdsourcing of photography assignments has been tried before without much fanfare. Think this one will be any different now that they've got some of Yuri's money and possibly his industry knowledge to help them?


This sums it up:

Scoopt.  I put the link to their failure story somewhere.  'Citizen journalism' doesn't work and 'request stock' doesn't work.  Because, well, if you request it and people shoot it, it isn't stock.

« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 20:50 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2013, 09:34 »
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Photos at scoopshot hold ZERO value beyond one task. Someone with urgent requirements may buy those dull, low resolution and full of noise pics. $500 a week is still not sensational. It is not even convincing that something divine is happening. They must have added one more 0 to 500 and it would have sounded little hilariously convincing.  Yuri may have been taken for a ride by jazzy and promising business plan shown by scoopshot.  At venture capitalist's office, there is no deficit of such business plans. Do serious VC invest money in such ventures? No. So where they go next. Such plans go to novice and unsuspecting neo rich or investors who are not grounded by business sense.  It is the second phase failure for business while it is first phase failure for investor. Anyways, the result is the same. The clock does not stop ticking and time just waits to see failure.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2013, 09:39 by pro_microstock »

« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2013, 06:30 »
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Though I dont have a lot of faith in the Scoopshot model, I have to admit im impressed with what some people can create with their mobile and how they can monetize it. http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/26/meet-the-top-20-instagram-photographers-gallery/ Pretty impressive gallery in my book.

ShadySue

« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2013, 06:41 »
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Though I dont have a lot of faith in the Scoopshot model, I have to admit im impressed with what some people can create with their mobile and how they can monetize it. http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/26/meet-the-top-20-instagram-photographers-gallery/ Pretty impressive gallery in my book.

Cool photos; thanks for the link.
I'm not on Instagram (do you really have to sign up just to see beyond the first page? I usually won't do that.) Is there any way of protecting your work there?

« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2013, 06:45 »
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Though I dont have a lot of faith in the Scoopshot model, I have to admit im impressed with what some people can create with their mobile and how they can monetize it. http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/26/meet-the-top-20-instagram-photographers-gallery/ Pretty impressive gallery in my book.

Cool photos; thanks for the link.
I'm not on Instagram (do you really have to sign up just to see beyond the first page? I usually won't do that.) Is there any way of protecting your work there?

I have no idea tbh, the link showed up on my twitter and Im not much of an instagrammer myself. Im sure others here know more about it. I was jsut curious and the the photos were much better than I expected. Worth sharing.

« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2013, 06:47 »
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I can see the pitch from the ad agency to the client now:

"And this is going to be a really cost effect ad campaign.  We would crowd source the photography to a bunch of high school kids with smartphones.  It's only going to cost about $25 for the whole series.  Of course we will be adding our 15% commission."

The top players don't pitch low ball.  Maybe low end website designers creating a Blogger site for the local septic tank service company.  And then after looking through 25,000 images of people's cats sent in with the wrong keyword, they'll have to go out and shot the photo themselves.

ShadySue

« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2013, 09:16 »
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"Cunningham is aware that Instagrams niche is hipster types living in big cities."
Oh well, that leave me two steps away.  8)

http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/26/how-instagram-turned-these-people-into-entrepreneurs

« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2018, 04:59 »
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how is this going? the link to the app on google play is dead, is this now only for iphone? seems a million chucked into an endless pit. doesnt look a like a million dollar website either,

« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2018, 05:26 »
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how is this going? the link to the app on google play is dead, is this now only for iphone? seems a million chucked into an endless pit. doesnt look a like a million dollar website either,

Considering this thread is 5 years old I think it says it all about Yuri's white elephant
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 10:48 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2018, 08:20 »
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it has gone very quiet around his business, he says hes never been wrong about business decisions and that he is 3 years ahead of the curve, yet no site selling content shot from a mobile has taken off., i was just wondering how this went as he was adamant this was the next gold mine and we were all wrong

i wanted to check out the app for android but its not available. the site is also not updated to remove the broken link. so i would guess the business is no longer a point of focus.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2018, 09:21 »
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it has gone very quiet around his business, he says hes never been wrong about business decisions and that he is 3 years ahead of the curve, yet no site selling content shot from a mobile has taken off., i was just wondering how this went as he was adamant this was the next gold mine and we were all wrong

i wanted to check out the app for android but its not available. the site is also not updated to remove the broken link. so i would guess the business is no longer a point of focus.


Good signs that no one cares. I did a bit of searching, found no Android App. Doesn't mean there is none, just that it's not easy to find.  ;)


Anyone here (working) on Scoopshot? Anyone making anything from them?



This (STILL!) sums it up:


Scoopt.  I put the link to their failure story somewhere.  'Citizen journalism' doesn't work and 'request stock' doesn't work.  Because, well, if you request it and people shoot it, it isn't stock.



If you missed it or want to read again, why Yuri went exclusive on IS and how he saw phone photos as the new wave. I got the link from Alamy forums where they made fun of phone photos. Hey wait, Alamy launched Stockimo and SS and IS now accept uploads for Phone Photos. Yuri wasn't totally wrong, but honest, his prediction that Scoopshot or others would totally disrupt the industry, didn't quite pan out, did it?

http://arcurs.com/2013/07/microstock-sees-its-first-major-setback-in-6-years-and-here-is-why/

There are a bunch of good looking shots and people from around the world. https://pro.scoopshot.com/browse  Pro Scoopshot

« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2018, 09:41 »
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if the app is not in the google play store then i presume it has been pulled (or deleted) if i cannot downlaod it from the app store but have to get it somewhere else, i will not install it. so i am 99% sure  either they discontinued the app and pulled it or google removed it from the store for good reasons.

« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2018, 11:23 »
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Scoopshot is Dead!

I used this app 3 years ago, there were "jobs" from Companies that needed images, like Yellow pages from Austria that wanted  new images of Firms and stores for their website, i shot around my City and got 2 for images..

The site is outdated, and the app not updated since 2015 i think, it still works but i think its all automatically generated Submissions like "sunsets, rain etc", it changes every day, and even if you win a submission nothing happens  ;D


 

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