Today’s mobile phones take better pictures than ever before and with the small and compact size it seems that you always have your phone handy when a great shot comes about. If you’re a loyal PhoneArena reader, you’ve definitely been blown away by the images featured in our “Cool images, taken with your cell phone” segment.
A new service called Foap is looking to harness the power and creativity of today’s smartphone camera and bring it to the stock photo world. Foap charges buyers $10 per photo and the photographer (potentially you) gets $5 from each purchase. They just launched their iPhone app in the Apple App Store and plan on releasing an Android version relatively shortly.
Now before you go and upload your entire library, there are some guidelines. First of all, Foap checks out your photos and approves them for the site. All images need to be at least 1,000 pixels in height or length. Photos that Foap feels are inappropriate, are too similar to the currently available images, or just plain don’t look good, whether it be because of sharpness, exposure, poor composition, or otherwise, won’t be accepted.
Finally, while you may think your Instagram vintage filters made last night's dessert really “pop” on Facebook, stock image buyers aren’t interested. Foap does not accept any images with filters and frames added to them unless it’s just a filter that was used to increase contrast or sharpen colors.
Ready to launch your career in iPhonetography? Head on over to the App Store to download Foap for free and start building your photo portfolio today.