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? […]

The Perils of Street Photography

The Perils of Street Photography

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

Street photography largely involves capturing candid situations in public places. The essence of street photography is to capture moments as they happen and, as such, street photographers try to remain as inconspicuous as possible to allow for these scenes to unravel in a natural way. One way street photographers manage to do this is by changing what […]

Back To Basics…Photography Tips For Beginners

Back To Basics…Photography Tips For Beginners

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

We’d all like to be able to just pick up a camera and take amazing photographs, but it doesn’t always turn out like that. So to give you a bit of a helping hand, we’ve put together these very simple and easy tips to get your basic photography skills off the ground. After nailing this, you […]

Why brands should make the most of UGC

Why brands should make the most of UGC

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Advice and Tips | No Comments

User generated content (UGC) is pretty much what it says on the tin. It is content created by real people, as opposed to marketers or journalists, it is a fresher way to engage people with products, ideas or whatever it is your marketing. When done successfully, UGC helps brands expand their following, encourage customer loyalty and, […]

5 Common Smartphone Photography Mistakes

5 Common Smartphone Photography Mistakes

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Advice and Tips | One Comment

1. No Subject This sounds simple, but the lack of a clear subject or something to draw the eye in will just lead to an average photo, without much interest. Be it a person, a tree, or a mountain make sure you have something to draw the eye in! Scoopshooter: Sarah Kermanshahi 2. Poor composition You […]

Social Media 411: Who Owns Your Images?

Social Media 411: Who Owns Your Images?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Advice and Tips | 9 Comments

As Yahoo Inc, Flicker’s owner, starts selling canvased prints from photos uploaded to the site (with all profits being kept by Yahoo), it brings into question who owns the rights to these images? We all do it. When the endless list of policies pops up, asking you to agree to the terms and conditions, we […]

8 Easy Food Photography Tips

8 Easy Food Photography Tips

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Media | 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 […]

How to Take Cat Selfies

How to Take Cat Selfies

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Advice and Tips | One Comment

DANGER. Cute cat photo overload alert, read on at your own risk… Cats rule the internet. Apparently mesmerised by cute cat videos, people search ‘cats’ on Google more than 30 million times per month, while ‘Kim Kardashian’ receives a mere 11 million searches. Scoopshooter: Константин Костенко At Scoopshot we appreciate a good cat photo or video when we see […]

Meet IAN… The Revenue Generator

Meet IAN… The Revenue Generator

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Media, News | 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 […]