Don’t hide your best pics in your phone
EyeEm - Photography
Make money from your passion
Everybody has those few snapshots in their camera roll that come out surprisingly well. But most of us only just tweak them a bit and share them on socials.
Have you ever wanted to bring your work to the next level? How about entering them in a competition? Or opening new doors by selling them to an ad campaign?
There are already 20 million photographers looking to do just that right now on EyeEm.
Join a vibrant community
EyeEm is pronounced “I am” for a reason. It’s not just calling photography a form of self-expression, but also a place to see photographers.
The community dates back to 2010, when a group of young enthusiasts in Berlin organised a mobile photography competition. They received more than 500 submissions.
Afterward, they came up with the unique idea of turning a subway station into a gallery to make the photos a part of the city’s scenery.
Every year since, the group has held the EyeEm Awards. Plus, they have their own magazine, social network and the app we want to introduce today, EyeEm.
Endless streams of inspiration
This platform was ‘made for photography’ – it’s filled with creative and thoroughly vetted pictures that will take your breath away. You can browse EyeEm by recommended photographers, and find articles about the latest photography trends, expert tips and tricks and more inspiring ideas.
While this is all interesting, you may be wondering how it can help you and your fellow amateur photographers. There are a whole bunch of questions you might have: how can hashtags help your photo get more exposure on social media? What kinds of images require the subject’s permission to use? How do you price your work? On EyeEm, posts written by professionals will answer these questions and more.
Missions of opportunity
EyeEm has attracted several major brands to its platform seeking the next great photograph for their campaign.
Each challenge (and reward) involves a specific partner seeking content. For example, a travel company may start a Mission for 'adventure scenes and naturescape', and invite photographers to submit their work.
The winner may receive plane tickets, a hotel stay or even be featured in EyeEm Magazine.
Sell your best photos
The best thing about EyeEm is it’s both a community and a market. As long as you have great photos, you have a shot at selling them.
It’s really simple to put your photos on the Market. All you need to do is upload a photo, give permission to sell and link a PayPal account to EyeEm. After that, companies and stock photo agencies can buy your photos, and you’ll start earning income.
With such an easy and open platform, who knows? You might be able to turn your hobby into a whole new career.