A Blog About Stock Photography. John specializes in shooting stock photos including a mix of funny animal pictures with anthropomorphized pets (including dogs, cats, cows, elephants, monkeys and more), and concept stock photos for business and consumer communications. John's site includes interviews with photographers and leaders in the stock photo community as well as numerous articles on photography, digital imaging, and the stock photo business.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Photography, Entrepreneurship And Kickstarter
Luka Esenko ascends a ridge on the island of Socotra off the coast of Yemen, tripod and camera on his shoulder. SNAPP Guides For
A friend of mine, Luka Esenko, and Jules Renahan, have
launched a Kickstarter project creating SNAPP Guides, an app that is an
interactive destination guide for photographers looking for amazing places to
shoot. Pretty cool idea, and I have signed on as a “backer” for them on
Kickstarter. You can check their project out here: SNAPP.
And Income Streams
I know Luka from a photo trip to Yemen and Socotra that Luka
and Jeremy Woodhouse were leading. Awesome trip…but what really interests me
here is the idea of taking photography expertise and expanding that knowledge
into the world of entrepreneurship. At a time when so many photographers are
struggling with income streams it seems like a smart move to me, and Luka and Jules have come up with an elegant way to add an income stream while providing tangible benefits to photographers around the globe.
Planning Shoots And Financial Rewards
The world of photography has grown to almost an unfathomable
size, and those of us who have spent their lives immersed in that world have a
lot to offer. The SNAPP guide is a perfect example. As their program grows you
will be able to find a great place to shoot your next great image no matter
where you are…and doubtless it will be a great tool to plan your next
vacation/shoot as well! And there are a GAZILLION photographers who could use such a guide. Luka and
Jules are providing a great service and hopefully will be rewarded financially
as well. I love seeing fellow photographers thrive!
And Saving The World!
Kickstarter, BTW, seems like a wonderful place to stretch
your imagination, offer support to all kinds of great ideas, and perhaps find a
way to finance your own new project be it photography in nature or something
that will help save the world. And speaking of saving the world, I have an idea
that might help in at least some small way in that direction…so stay tuned for
my own upcoming Kickstarter project!