Channel Your Inner Minimalist

Channel Your Inner Minimalist

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

Minimalism is subjective, but it can be summed up as something that screams simplicity. If you believe that less is more, this is the style for you. Love it or hate it, without getting too arty farty, here are some minimalist photos that will inspire tranquility, channel your inner minimalist and make you want to say namaste. […]

DIY Wedding Photography

DIY Wedding Photography

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

You have a list as long as your arm. From cake flavours to fancy invites your budget is expanding rapidly, do you really want to fork out for a professional wedding photographer when your guests all have cameras in their pockets? And yes, I am talking about a phone. Scoopshooter: Jeannie Roth Scoopshooter: Anon Everyone enjoys […]

Stock Photos Don’t Have to be Dull

Stock Photos Don’t Have to be Dull

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

Stock photography has a reputation for being bland and boring — sad, but true. Despite their lack lustre rep, stock photos play an important role for both publishers and brands, whether they are required to illustrate articles, for use on websites or in marketing campaigns. One of the main problems companies using stock photography face is generic, unrealistic photos […]

From Amateur to Pro: Megan Bowers

From Amateur to Pro: Megan Bowers

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

Next up in our pro to amateur series, (where the pro photographers amongst us give some advice on their area of expertise and share any handy tips or tricks they might have), we have Scoopshooter Megan Bowers to impart her wisdom. Megan is a Fine Art Photographer born and raised in Fort McMurray, currently living in Kelowna, Canada. Hi […]

Has someone stolen your photos?

Has someone stolen your photos?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Advice and Tips | 2 Comments

You upload a photo you’ve taken to your blog or social media accounts, it’s yours. Well sort of. Most social media sites’ terms and conditions (that little tick box you pay no attention to when signing up) mean that they have more control over your photos and videos than you might like. The rights that […]

Scoopshot App Version 5.0 Has Arrived

Scoopshot App Version 5.0 Has Arrived

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

That’s right, the Scoopshot app has received a makeover. While busy moonlighting for Santa over the Christmas period our Finnish development team has busted out a new app, version 5.0. The latest version is available to download now, here’s what’s new: 1. Daily contests Participate in Scoopshot’s 24-hour photo and video contests, with winners voted for by […]

Commuter Heaven and Commuter Hell

Commuter Heaven and Commuter Hell

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

Your commute to work, as mundane as it may seem, is worlds apart from other peoples’ journeys. Who’d have thought people actually commute to work on elephants, hey! By submitting your photos to Scoopshot, you not only get the opportunity to have your photography discovered, but you can also discover some pretty amazing shots from around the world, too. […]

How To Take Long Exposure Shots With Your Phone

How To Take Long Exposure Shots With Your Phone

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

Long exposure photos look pretty fancy pants, with digital SLRs often used to create this effect. However, sometimes this type of photo can happen by accident, the result can be disastrous or a pleasant surprise that fools you into thinking you have superior photography skills. And yes these photos are arty-farty impressive, but shots like this are within your […]

Pro-photographer J. Tyge O’Donnell – This is Vegas Baby

Pro-photographer J. Tyge O’Donnell – This is Vegas Baby

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Advice and Tips | 5 Comments

As part of our amateur to pro series we spoke to J. Tyge O’Donnell. He was inspired to pick up a camera by his father who, by the time he came along, was a retired World War II Marine Combat photographer, best known for his post-atomic photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So Tyge, tells us a bit about yourself! What […]

Breaking News: Crowdsourcing vs Professional Photography

Breaking News: Crowdsourcing vs Professional Photography

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Media | 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? […]