Our Story

Our mission is to enable people with a passion for photography to thrive doing what they love.

Snapwire connects a new generation of photographers with businesses and brands that need on-demand creative imagery. Buyers post requests on Snapwire, and photographers submit photos that match. Buyers get custom photos that elevate their projects and photographers earn money doing what they love.

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Great photography is about the people who create it. Let's make photography human again.

Why is finding the right photo so difficult? We search but usually find tired, overpriced stock photos that never feel quite right and pay the creator almost nothing. We can do better.

Make better photos together

When creatives work together, the results can be magical. On Snapwire, photographers create images to match a buyers vision. Photographers earn money for their creativity, and buyers get photos they love.

Put trust in creators

Photographers get positive ratings on Snapwire when they deliver authentic, creative imagery to buyer Requests. This helps build a community where both talent and trust help determine a photographers success.

Our goal is to help talented photographers fulfill their dreams of becoming professional creatives.

How do we move past the current, often frustrating ways mobile photographers can earn money, like hustling prints and entering long-shot brand photo contests? We can do better. Let's start with a real need.

Build a pathway to success

We aren’t about crowdsourcing. We designed Snapwire with features that give any photographer with talent and drive a pathway to follow their dream of becoming a professional creative.

Level up and go pro

With success on Snapwire, photographers earn points that unlock rewards like invites to requests, positive ratings, exposure, and paid commissions directly from buyers.
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We believe that mobile photographers are artists too and deserve to be treated with fairness and respect.

Why do microstock sites often pay less than 20% on sales to photographers? Newer crowdsourcing sites often take more than half--and the photographer's copyright. We can do better.

Respect your copyright

Photographers who choose to shoot with mobile devices should be treated and respected as artists, not micro-laborers. That’s why photographers on Snapwire always keep the full copyright of their images.

Keep a high percentage on sales

Producing a great photograph is really hard-—it takes patience, creativity, and talent. That's why we have one of the highest payouts in the industry. Mobile photography is a legitimate creative medium and deserves to be rewarded fairly.

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