INTRODUCTION: As digital world is going onward with plentiful demand of different digital resources, stock photography is not a weak one. As there are heavy demands of text contents or visual contents like videos, so is for photos. That’s why this field is quite rich. But, as natural, there is high and growing competition of stock photo sellers. But, as a ripe and rich fruit is always in demand, so is the case of stock photography as well.
Now, can we do well a smartphone photography enthusiasm? Here, the answer is yes. Because, mobile devices are all getting better and affordable day by day. So, it’s quite possible to do photography with a smartphone camera pretty well. Although the competition is here too, one can still do it having a good photographic expertise.
I prepared here a list of top 3 photography websites that can be used to submit photos straight from a mobile device. These have some pleasant social features as well. Each of them has an application for mobile devices.
Foap: This is a website generally used for submitting photos (taken with a smartphone camera) easily. The application of foap is full of social features that interest a lot of (mobile) photographers to use this app. This application sells high and top quality photos to partners like Getty Images. When a photo is sold from foap, half of the profit is given to the photographer’s account. And PayPal is the payment method here.
Eyeem: This is quite like foap. But more productive for a mobile photographer. It has a lot of photo filters to be applied to a photo to give it a better and more pleasant looks before submitting. PayPal is the payment option here as well.
500px: This is actually a premium photo selling website. It is mostly used by DSLR photographers. But, it has good social engaging features and pleasant interface. Their mobile application is also pretty useful and rich in features. Their is a weekly limit for free users to submit photos. But, it’s a good application for its interesting attributes. Payment method is PayPal.
VERDICT: If you want or like not to post your photos anywhere like common social media platforms, you can definitely use these applications for making your excellent work (of photography) profitable through a good social engagement.