Are you good at capturing beautiful snaps from everyday situations using your iPhone or iPod Touch camera (If you have one)? If you have positive answer for this question and you are passionate about photography, Clashot is an application made for you. In case of professional freelance photographers, there are some services like Depositphotos to earn money for their high quality photographs taken using DSLR cameras. However, if you do not have such a camera but have good photography skills, Clashot will do great in monetizing your photography via iPhone, sometimes known as iPhonography.
Nevertheless, you do not have to doubt about the reliability of this application because the source of application is Depositphotos.com, one of the leading microstock agencies around the web. Quite naturally, Clashot makes use of Depositphotos’s platform to buy and sell photographs, which provides maximum exposure for your photographs. Even some popular news agencies or graphic agencies may be there to buy your photographers.If you are a good iPhonographer, Clashot is a good way to earn without carrying the heavy-sized Camera and its kits. Let us have a look on this truly productive iOS Application, available completely free.
How It Works
Process of monetizing your photos via Clashot is a very simple process because it is all about uploading your photos to Depositphotos servers. Once you have captured (or selected from previously taken ones) a good photo using your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can upload it using the feature of Clashot called ‘Wizard’. Moderation team of the app will review your application and would publish if it passes minimum criteria. After that, application will convert your photo into stock media file and will be available in Depositphotos for individual purchase. As usually, Depositphotos will pay you for each stock-photo purchase and the commissions will be credited in your account, which can be withdrawn via PayPal. The path is like Clashot – mobile report –> Depositphotos website –> revenue and the cycle repeats when you upload more photos.
A Brief Look
As said earlier, Clashot is a completely free iOS Application, which comes with support for iPhone and iPod Touch accompanied by multiple language support. You cannot see some heavy graphics work or intuitive UI in the application but in aspects of productivity, Clashot is simply awesome. Unlike some normal stock photo selling and buying applications, Clashot is something socially embedded because it also works as a way for sharing your photographs and making a virtual identity among your peer group. When the case of money is excluded, Clashot is exactly like Instagram.
We already said that Wizard is an option to upload your digital photographs. In this section, your individual photo or photo set is converted to a ‘report’, containing some essential details about the photographs like category, description etc. Once the report is uploaded, application will publish those photos after moderation process. You have done it! Your photo is live on Depositphotos.
Development team has integrated a camera app with Clashot, which helps you in capturing photographs within the app itself. It contains no special effects but is adequate for normal use. You can either upload freshly taken photos or select from previous camera roll.
This is something resembling Facebook News Feed. As we said before, this feature gives a social aspect to the application. In feed, you can see various photos taken by iPhonographers around the globe. You have options to like, comment, share those digital snaps, and hence promote them. Clashot has website support as well, making the exposure bigger.
For each iPhonographer, there is an individual profile in Clashot containing normal personal details like name, place etc. This feature provides a unique identity for the iPhonographer in you if you can capture good photos. You can connect your account with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and enhance popularity of your shots. There is another section of profile, which provides statistics based on your sales and ratings. This option is also enhancing the social network side of application.
What to Improve
Though the application is quite productive and able to monetize your skills, there are some sections to improve. According to the current offer, Clashot gives only 44% of commission to the user, which is a bit low when compared to others. Clashot also lacks some effects to enhance your snaps in order to make them look good. It would be useful for users if the team can integrate some special effects to the camera section of Clashot. Quite naturally, as the application is in starting phase, several bugs are there in app. If Depositphotos can fix these issues, Clashot can become a perfect application for iPhonography monetization.
Clashot performs well for normal users, if you are a passionate photographer with no big cameras with you, Clashot is an optimum choice for monetizing your passion. You can download Clashot On iTunes store for your iPhone or iPod Touch. The application requires iOS 5 or earlier versions to run.