Thanks to PicoImages for sponsoring Creative Something this week. They offer a great service that I think you’re going to like. Read on for the details.
Finding great looking photos online at affordable prices can be hard.
Running a blog, setting up a website, printing a small zine, or doing any other kind of creative work that requires photos means a lot of digging around on the web for high-quality stuff. So there’s a natural dilemma here for creatives.
You could use stock photos, but they’re often expensive and it’s a pain to find exactly what you’re looking for. You could also use your own camera to take photos, but you’re stuck with the same problem of getting exactly what you need.
Which is where PicoImages comes in.
In their own words:
With Pico, we want to reinvent how people find stock photography by leveraging crowdsourcing. First, buyers post an image request describing what they’re looking for. Then, anyone with a photo that matches the description can submit a photo. When photos are purchased, Pico arranges the image licensing and transfers the money from the buyer to the photographer (minus transaction fees).
So, for a minimal price ($10 listing fee and then whatever you’re willing to pay for the resulting photos) you can get exactly the photos you need for our website or blog, zine or other publication, portfolio work, etc. Starting today they’re also allowing you to list your photo requests for free by either Tweeting or posting a link to Facebook.
If you’re a photographer: this is an easy way to make some spare cash doing what you love.
Browse the photo requests (you can see the most recent right on the homepage) and if you’ve got what it takes to make a good photo, submit it at no cost. If the buyer chooses your work, you get paid and they get the photo they were looking for.
Best of all: PicoImages is made for creatives by creatives. The duo behind the scenes over there really understand the problem of trying to find great photos for using in creative work. It’s a new endeavor of theirs, but the team at Pico took the initiative by asking: Why not now?
I just started using the service over the weekend and it was a breeze to sign-up and post a photo request. I’m really excited to be using the service moving forward for discovering photos to use on Creative Something.
Trust me when I say you should try this, if you’re in need of high-quality photos on a tight budget or if you’re a photographer looking for some quick cash. Go signup now at PicoImages.com.