Besides polishing up our dashboard, Scopio is building a site where companies can purchase images without the usual stock photo subscription — an a-la-carte image marketplace, if you will!
As some of you know already, our mission is to replace unrealistic stock photography with images that are more authentic. A commitment-free photo model doesn’t just make it easier for you to sell your photos to great companies. It also makes achieving that goal a reality.
To fill up that site with brilliant photos, we’re asking photographers around the globe to sign a non-exclusive contract, upload images to a Google Drive folder and then share both with us. We’ll then add those submissions to the new site so that companies can purchase them without a hassle. You’re welcome to name your own price, too. Flexibility is key, after all!
Here’s how to take part:
1. Create a Google Drive folder for your images and videos. This is completely free for you, so feel free to add as many photos as you like! Please, no watermarks. We tend to upload more photos that include people, but we’re big fans of travel, tech, entrepreneurial and lifestyle images as well.
2. Download and sign Scopio’s non-exclusive contract. If you’re under 18, have a parent sign it with you. Signing it digitally is okay, and DocuSign for mobile makes that process a breeze. Upload it to the same Google Drive folder that houses your photo submissions. Since the license is non-exclusive, you still can display and use your work and you’re even free to sell it under any other non-exclusive provisions.
3. If there are people in your photo besides you, download and sign Scopio’s model release together to receive 10 times the payment. This will allow you to sell your photos commercially and get 10 times the payment for your work.
4. Share your Google Drive folder and signed agreement with email@example.com. We’ll review your work to see if it can be uploaded to our Marketplace. If so, we’ll upload your work and will notify you via email to set up a payment (via Venmo or PayPal) if it’s sold. This is done near the end of each month.
The sooner you upload your work, the faster it’ll be available for companies to purchase. Feel free to check out our photographer FAQ or drop a comment below if you have any questions!
Scopio is the industry’s premier search and licensing platform for images and videos on social media. We help brands, nonprofits, companies and media outlets find and use the photos and videos that matter to their audience, from capturing content to evaluating the analytics on campaigns. Featured photo by Kathryn Stone.
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