woman wearing a dress standing on a hill in a desert

Get Paid & Reach Millions of Photo Buyers

Submit Photos
earn money from photo sales

Get Paid From Every Sale

Make money everytime your images are purchased by our customers. See examples of images we accept on our marketplace. We'll email you when your photos are sold.

reach millions of brands

Reach Millions of Buyers

Get your photos in front of millions of photo buyers, and get published in different industries. Perfect for emerging photographers that want to get their name out there.

network of photo creators

Join A Growing Community

Join a vibrant community of image creators to reach a larger audience. Submissions to are free and do not cost you anything.


It does not cost money to submit.

It's 100% free for anyone to submit. You'll be paid every time your photos get published by companies. Some of our top photographers make over $2000/month. We will tag and title your work and do the leg work for you to promote you and your photos. 

How many photos should I submit?

We like when you submit more than 20 photos, you don't need to do it at once, but it will help us pick the best of your work and promote YOU. The more you submit the more your page will grow. You are welcome to submit unlimited images. Just make sure your photos fit the requirements listed above. If you have photos without people, submit those separately and write 0 when uploading. Submit here: scop.io/submit

What kind of photos does Scopio want?

We prefer photos with people or the human element in them, but welcome all kinds of photography in any category.

The photos should also be natural. They should represent what’s popular in your region while retaining the authenticity that makes Instagram, well...Instagram! Think about what makes your city, town or country unique, and aim to show that in your submissions. We love photos of groups, like families or friends, if you can get the ok from all of the people in the photos.

Please avoid landscape photos, flat lays, watermarks, logos and brand names, heavy retouching or facetuning and images without people. You can remove things like logos using photo editing software (more on this later).

If you’re not sure whether your photos would work for Scopio, we’re happy to take a look at your proposed submissions. Simply send an Instagram DM to @scop.io or email us at photographers@scop.io. We’re happy to help. Submit here: scop.io/submit

Will I be notified when my models sign the release?

No. But if your model releases aren't completed, we'll try to reach out to you via DM or email to let you know what has been signed and who you need to send a reminder to. It's best to ask models to inform you when they sign the release. We have an easy link you can copy and send. Submit here: scop.io/submit

What is a model?

A model is anyone that appears in your photos, including you! Each model has to fill out one model release in order to maximize your photo submission and have a better chance of getting scoped out. Submit here: scop.io/submit

How many model releases do I need to fill out if I’m the only person in the photos?

Please fill out one model release for yourself each time you submit, unless the photos of you from all submissions are from the same shoot. Submit here: scop.io/submit

What is a model release?

A model release is a legal agreement that allows photographers the ability to license images of other people. If you appear in a photograph that a photographer is trying to license (and you are recognizable in the image), you will need to sign a model release for it. And if you're a photographer, you'll need to get all of your models to sign releases. If you are a photographer and you appear in your own images, you will need to sign a model release for yourself. Submit here: scop.io/submit

How many model releases does a model need to sign?

Each separate model needs to sign one model release per shoot. If you have separate shoots with the same model, have them fill one out for each shoot. Submit here: scop.io/submit

How do I access the model release? Do I need to get a copy online?

We provide the model release for you so that it's an easier process. After you finish uploading your photos and click submit, we'll create a special model release page just for you where you can view the images you submitted send out releases to your friends to sign. Your browser should automatically refresh to this page. 

Make sure you create a bookmark of this page so you can go back to it later. If you lose track of your special model release link, just email photographers@scop.io. Submit here: scop.io/submit

Who signs a model release?

Recognizable people in images should sign model releases if the photographer is trying to license or publish photographs of them.

You might need to sign multiple model releases if you appear in more than one photo. 

If you're the photographer and you appear in your own images, you will also need a model release. Submit here: scop.io/submit

My friends aren’t models. Do I need to have them sign a model release?

Yes, they would need to sign a model release. In this case, model simply refers to a photo’s subject — not just those Gisele Bündchen types. Submit here: scop.io/submit

Do I need a model release if I submit photos of my child (or if someone else does)?

Yes, we would need a model release for your child if you or someone else submitted photos of them. You will be able to fill out a model release using their name and information. Since we need your consent as a parent or guardian, please don't forget to add your signature at the end to give permission to sell their photos. Submit here: scop.io/submit

My model does not want to sign a release. What should I do?

You can submit images that are not model released, but they can only be published with little uses. In this case, we suggest also submitting images of people who do agree to sign a release. This will increase your chances of being published and paid for your hard work. Submit here: scop.io/submit

How do photographers and models sign the model release?

Like the licensing agreement, the model can access the model release online through our web-based submission portal. Submit here: scop.io/submit


Am I paid for each image I submit?

We will pay you if any images you submit are purchased by one of our clients.

Submit here: scop.io/submit

How will I be paid?

If your images are purchased, we’ll reach out and pay you using PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, it's very quick and easy to sign up. 

Submit here: scop.io/submit

How much will I be paid?

You’ll be paid up to $500 USD per image that is purchased. Receiving credit on your images in Scopio's library also opens the door for more sales and connections for you. If you publish your images in Scopio’s library, clients will be able to publish your images for digital and social uses. 

Submit here: scop.io/submit

Another way to increase your payout is to refer photographers to us that might be interested in submitting. Simply DM us on Instagram @scop.io or shoot us an email at photographers@scop.io with their Instagram handles (and yours), and we’ll reach out.

When do I get paid?

Rest assured that we will email you to set up a payment if your images are purchased. You can also see which images were accepted, that we will market on scop.io's site.

How can I increase my chances of getting paid?

You can increase your chances of being paid by:

  • Ensuring that all images have people (or a human element like hands) in them, and that they have a candid and authentic feel
  • Making sure your submissions are the highest image quality possible (10 MP or above is ideal)
  • Submitting as many photos as you have available for this project. A wide variety gives us more to choose from.
  • Featuring elements from your distinct region or culture
  • Ensuring that all your models sign releases for all images they are featured in
  • Ensuring that all images aren’t edited heavily or Facetuned
Will I receive royalties?

Sometimes royalties are included in payments. Our goal is to sell your photos non-exclusively to audiences, sometimes we partner with other companies and it is a one time payment, and other times we will sell you per sale. This opens up the door for future connections and additional projects, and name recognition for you. We also print products from our top quality images. You just upload once and we tag, title, and promote and sell it to creative buyers and think of ways to get your content out into the world and make you money.

About Scopio

What’s Scopio?

We're a high-tech company based out of New York. Scopio provides authentic real and diverse photos businesses can finally use. 

We're committed to the photo creators and creatives of the world and want to help them create long-lasting influence and partnerships to humanize storytelling. Read about us here. Follow us on Instagram @scop.io.