Earn money from your photos

Scoopt is a new web-based photographic agency designed to sell digital images taken by members of the public.

Scoopt is a new web-based photographic agency designed to sell digital images taken by members of the public. Described as the ‘world’s first citizen journalism picture agency’, Scoopt is free to join. Members submit photographs from their mobile phones or digital cameras, which can be sold to picture editors for use in magazines, newspapers and websites. Typically when members of the public sell images to picture agencies, they give up copyright and receive a flat free. However, Scoopt members retain copyright and can expect to receive 50% of the payment from each syndication and licensing deal. Since its launch in August the site has 2300 members. Kyle MacRae from Scoopt comments: ‘If you keep your eyes open, your wits about you and a camera or camera phone in your pocket, you might just find yourself in the right place at the right time. Scoopt can then sell your photos or videos to the mainstream media.’ Recent sales by Scoopt members include: James Pearson whose photograph of a fire on a commuter train was licensed to ITV’s London Today and Stephen Bell whose picture of a car chase was sold to the Bristol Evening Post. To find out more, log onto www.scoopt.com.

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