ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There's a new app giving smartphone users the opportunity to make money just by taking pictures. It's called Scoopshot.
Just download the Scoopshot app, snap a pic, and a company could buy it from you so they can use it. You can take photos of a newsworthy event or try to fulfill a company's assignment on the app.
For example, the airline FinnAir asked Scoopshot users to share the best part of their flight through creative photos. The pictures you see here were taken on smartphones and purchased by the airline for $14.12 each.
But just because you take a picture, doesn't mean you'll sell it.
You're competing against other smartphone users just like you. Scoopshot says you have a "good chance" of selling if it's creative and you follow directions. How much money you might make varies.
Founder and CEO for Scoopshot, Petri Rahja, said, "You make about $5 to $10 each that you sell. But then there are occasions where some guy has earned more than $20,000 with the photos."
The app has half a million users worldwide and 50,000 in the U.S.
Scoopshot says the photographer always needs to have the permission of someone in a photo if it's used commercially.