What sets Snapwire apart from other stock photography platforms is the ability for private individuals and brands to launch and host challenges. Too often hours can be spent by any one individual looking for a very specific photo and coming up empty handed. While we certainly live in a much more digital era, this still doesn't ensure that we are seeing the type of quality we need for some projects. That is where Snapwire's challenges and requests platform can become extremely useful. Yet constantly we see this platform underused or misused. Through a series of posts we hope to make this feature become much more productive for those of you who use it.
One key component that is rarely used is the invite photographers feature. Snapwire has some incredibly talented photographers, seriously just read this if you're not convinced! If you're looking for a more obscure photo, it is probably best to invite some photographers you like to complete the shoot for you. They'll appreciate the gesture and go the extra mile to ensure your vision is made possible. Just because you invite photographers doesn't mean you can't leave your challenge open to the public as well. Invitations can just ensure that your'e going to get the best content possible.
Price point is another aspect of challenges that is often overlooked. While a $25 challenge is certainly going to save you money, rarely do these challenges produce the high quality content that is highly sought after. Many of our best photographers will sometimes overlook these challenges simply because it will cost them more than what they will earn to go shoot what is required.
Finally, something that is relatively new to Snapwire is our subscription plan. If you're in need of a big purchase or are working on a long term project, this is certainly the way to go. Not only do our customized plans save you money on individual photo purchases, but they can also help you save when you launch your challenges. If you've fallen in love with the photos on Snapwire then it may be time to consider this great option!