5 basic tips to improve your photos

5 basic tips to improve your photos

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

There are a few quick and easy things that anyone can do to improve their mobile photography in an instant. Clean the lens Your phone spends a lot of time in your pocket or bag getting dirty. Grease, dirt and fingers prints on your lens will affect the quality of your photos. It’s a simple […]

Breaking News: Crowdsourcing vs Professional Photography

Breaking News: Crowdsourcing vs Professional Photography

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Crowdsourcing is a big business, both literally and geographically, with the potential for millions of people to be involved in creating content at the touch of a button. However, as much as crowdsourced material is financially beneficial to publishers, does that mean the skills and knowledge of the professional news photographer is no longer needed? […]

8 Easy Food Photography Tips

8 Easy Food Photography Tips

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

#1 – Lighting Is Key Bad lighting can make the most delicious of food look dull and unappetising, so it’s important to get it right. The good news is that snapping your dish in natural light will capture it in its best form. Use windows and doors for a free source of back and side light that […]

Meet IAN… The Revenue Generator

Meet IAN… The Revenue Generator

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

IAN (your new best friend) is the next generation of in-image advertising. IAN ‘s mission is to put money in your pockets! Scoopshooter image: Alexandria cloud We partnered with Kiosked, the leading in-content advertising network, to create IAN (In-image Advertising Network), the world’s first platform that allows mobile photographers to earn money from in-image advertising. IAN allows Scoopshot users […]

Bacon, Tattoos and Shaving Cream Used By Creative Scoopshooters to Give New App High Marks

Bacon, Tattoos and Shaving Cream Used By Creative Scoopshooters to Give New App High Marks

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment

A few weeks back when we released a new version of our iPhone and Android apps we asked Scoopshot users to tell us what they think using creativity and their cameras, and in typical fashion the Scoopshot community responded. Scoopshooters sent us rankings from 1-5 using soup, tattoos, cakes, bacon, several fish and a range […]

New Reality of Newsrooms

New Reality of Newsrooms

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

For America’s newsrooms, the last decade has brought a hard dose of reality. Editorial staffs have shrunk, most by 50% or more. Photo staffs, traditionally small at most papers, have been impacted disproportionately. Ironically these cuts come at a time when photos and videos have become more important to news operations, particularly on the Web, […]

Crowdsourcing Revolution

Crowdsourcing Revolution

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It wasn’t long ago that newspapers and broadcasters had to rely on the occasional letter to the editor for anything even remotely considered a two-way conversation with their audiences. Today, among a long list of things, they can interact by making comments, holding chats, creating online surveys and encouraging users to post feedback on their […]

Brands Waking Up To User Generated Images

Brands Waking Up To User Generated Images

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The CEO of Scoopshot, Petri Rahja, told GoMo News that brands are starting to wake up to the value of user-generated images. Not only are they utilising Scoopshot’s services for their marketing and advertising requirements, they are now actively commissioning ‘campaigns’ from his company. One of the best examples of this was a campaign commissioned […]

Scoopshot Wins Mediapost 2014 Appy Award for Design Excellence!

Scoopshot Wins Mediapost 2014 Appy Award for Design Excellence!

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Scoopshot won at Mediapost’s 2014 Appy Awards Wednesday, May 21 in New York City. Scoopshot edged out Kenneth Cole and H&R Block for Design Excellence in the Marketing and Advertising category! Scoopshot is the leading platform for mobile photo and video crowdsourcing serving 70 clients with 515,000 Scoopshooters in 177 countries. Clients include Gannett, USA […]

Ethical, Social and Crowdsourced Newsgathering

Ethical, Social and Crowdsourced Newsgathering

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As a participant in a working group formed by the Online News Association (ONA) and a long time photojournalist I have been putting much thought into the challenges facing those who gather news via social media other crowd based resources. ONA has identified five key challenges facing modern, digital editors and publishers. I’ve listed them […]