At Snapwire, we believe that when creatives work together, the results can be magical. This is why we have created the first and biggest marketplace for on-demand stock photography. On Snapwire, people needing authentic stock photos launch a creative brief and talented photographers submit photos to match the buyer’s vision, earn money for their creativity, and buyers license the photos they love.
We believe the next great leap in photography is centered on something human: creative collaboration.
Since launch in mid 2014, we've changed the game for thousands of image buyers and photographers worldwide. With over 285,000 photographers and an avid community of supporters, you have a unique opportunity to join our movement and help us change the entire commercial photography industry.
On average, 15K people sign up for Snapwire every single month. The community has grown to 285,000 photographers in 180 countries.
Finding the right photo can be like finding 'a needle in a haystack'. Spending over 20 years in the commercial photo world, we witnessed photo buyers constantly fail at finding the right photo. As Instagram & social networks gave way to a new generation photographer, we knew it was time to collide these worlds and create a community with the first scalable photo assignment model.
Read on to learn more on how you can help make this a reality. #JoinTheStory.
Photo by: Melanie Riccardi | Pro Level
Snapwire is a platform that connects visionary photographers with businesses, brands and creatives around the world. We give photo buyers the ability to post creative requests and proven photographers respond with their best shots. Buyers get unique images that match their vision, and the winning photographers get paid. Anyone can earn.
Snapwire was built to answer the call of millions of photo buyers who are forced to use cheesy, overused stock photos. Searching for the right photo is time-consuming and often unsuccessful. We're changing this process. Buying stock photos used to be an experience that was completely disconnected from the photographer who shot the photo, but we've brought photographers directly into the buying process.
Photographers receive specific requests through our mobile app or on the web, they shoot the photo to specification & get paid when a buyer loves their images. It’s that simple. Buyers nominate their favorite photos, and build working relationships with their favorite photographers. Photographers earn points and keep 70% when their photos sell. The extra photos that aren’t purchased are curated into our Marketplace Library, where photographers earn 50% when their photos sell.
On Snapwire, over 285,000 photographers capture insights, concepts, products, and locations; each on time and on budget. Our photographers are qualified by our platform & work their way up the ranks to professional-level photography jobs.
Getting authentic, custom made photography for brands is fragmented, expensive and hard. The stock photo industry uses mass archives of irrelevant, outdated, pre-shot photos. Searching for the right photo is inefficient and sometimes impossible.
Brands & businesses ask photographers to shoot exactly what they are looking for at a price they control. As photos are submitted in real time, brands get to choose authentic photos that best fit their creative vision and download them instantly. Imagine how different and unique photos can be produced by our photographers from 180 countries with diverse backgrounds, style and vision.
Everyone wins on Snapwire. Even if the photographer does not have their photos purchased from a Request creative brief, they can earn a spot in our growing photo library and have their photo purchased from buyers who seek a traditional photo search.
Snapwire's Marketplace Library is a growing collection of the best photos from our photo Requests with over 2.5 million worry free images available for license.
With the release of iPhone 5s and its revolutionary built-in camera, people no longer needed to own an expensive DSLR camera to take beautiful pictures. The entire movement of Instagram photography has emerged with millions of photography enthusiasts. This has democratized the industry enabling anyone with a phone to take outstanding pictures.
At Snapwire, we take it one step further and help anyone with an iPhone earn by selling their epic photos.
It’s as simple as:
Our users are loving it! Snapwire has been consistently featured on the iTunes App Store (Photo & Video > Discovery & Share) with 5 star ratings. Building a successful company in the photography space relies on a shift to mobile & social.
We designed the app to help passionate photographers stay informed of new briefs, upload photos on the go, and stay connected to the valuable community. Photographers follow peers who inspire, learn what photos sell, and respond to photo buyer's questions.
We’re here to build a better way to get beautiful photos by connecting a new generation of photographers directly with photo buyers. The press agrees. See where Snapwire has been talked about.
Photo by: Evan Sheehan | Expert Level
Photo by: Janna Johns | Elite Level
Photo by: Nicole Knox | Elite Level
The commercial photography industry generates revenue from 2 distinct sources. Commissioned work and Pre-Shot Library licensing. Now that anyone can be a photographer, the demand for high-quality photography has never been greater.
Photo by: Eddie Rios | Pro Level
The biggest players in the stock photo space work with us. Our awesome partners include Adobe, Getty Images, Google and many more have loved getting amazing on-demand photos from our community.
Perks for Successfully Investing*:
$650: Snapwire FX Adobe Lightroom Preset Packs & Snapwire SWAG Bag (includes T-Shirt, Stickers, + Handwritten Thank You)
$1000: All the above plus Shooter Software Essentials Pack (includes Skillshare Subscription, subscription from agree.com, and Image Protect download) & Social Print Studio Metal Print
$2500: All the above plus, unique Artifact Uprising coffee table book filled with Snapwire's best images throughout the years.
$5,000: All the above plus Moment iPhone Camera Lens.
$10,000: All the above plus Langly Camera Bag
$50,000: All expenses paid photo adventure trip to Santa Barbara.
*All Investors who are registered users on the Snapwire platform will receive a unique badge signifying their ownership in the company. Agree, Artifact Uprising, Langly, ImageProtect, Moment, Skillshare, and Social Print Studio are all registered trademarks to their respective owners.
This change in investment law, makes equity crowdfunding under Title III possible; allowing both non-accredited as well as accredited investors to invest in private companies. Equity crowdfunding like this is different than other crowdfunding efforts as you actually can own shares in the company. It opens an investment opportunity to millions of everyday people, giving them a chance to own a part of our story.
Today, our society is obsessed with the one visual medium that quickly and succinctly has told a story since the dawn of man. We’ve used visuals to communicate stories. Now that we all have a camera in our pocket, capturing stories with a camera and having the tools to make that photo look incredible, is at everyone’s disposal. In order to capitalize on the abundance of supply, and inefficiencies of demand in the $10B commercial photography industry, Snapwire is trailblazing a better, more collaborative way of getting photos through human connection. Let’s make photography human again and become a part of our story. When you invest, not only will you become a valued shareholder, but you also get some incredible perks.
The idea that anyone, anywhere, can shoot, edit, and upload a beautiful photo in seconds, right from their camera, and instantly get it in front of a global audience is incredible. Photos are now considered ‘social currency’ and a form of ‘conversation’ in a way that only words once were. Each day, people shoot over a billion photos and share over 200 million of them online. As we’ve made shooting and sharing photos easier and easier, amidst the change, the economic value of the photograph has been diminished. Snapwire aims to change the economic value of the photograph.
Our vision is to enable anyone with a creative passion for photography to earn money doing what they love, while making it easier for photo buyers to get unique, custom photos that elevate their own projects. Now you can #jointhestory to help make a passion into a profession for millions of aspiring photographers.
Photo by: Blake Bronstad | Pro Level
* Pursuant to "Test-The-Waters" campaigns under Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933. Snapwire received $10,284,000 of indications of interest on SeedInvest beginning in August 2015 and $3,000,000 of indications of interest on StartEngine before launching this equity crowdfunding campaign under Regulation CF.