Do you have hundreds of great photos just sitting on your phone you’re not willing to delete while fully hoping they’ll come in handy one day? Don’t we all.
Foap is an app where you can upload all of your pictures from that time you thought you were a photographer. The idea is that you upload these semi professional photos, someone sees and likes them and buys them for stock photos or miscellaneous (hopefully PG) reasons.
The idea is fantastic, if it worked.
Uploading is a breeze, there are tags you add and you have to assure them no one is identifiable in said photos so that no one can be sued and what not. Once you upload your photos it is a waiting game, and you may wait forever.
I admit to be an impatient person so several months and 50+ photos later was more than enough time to know it was useless. Sure, people rate your photos but it means a whole lot of nothing if they don’t buy your photos.
If the waiting game wasn’t enough, Foap also has a section for contests where companies will ask for certain photos and choose their favorite(s) to buy. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of photos are entered in these contests and if the odds aren’t against you the contest is. Many of the contests will require certain overseas locations to be photographed, because if I had money to travel I would obviously spend my time trying to make a few bucks off the photos.
Basically your odds are slim to none on this app. Many users have complained that the same handful of users win these contests every time and they are the ones that sell the most photos.
Recommended: I personally recommend you waste your time elsewhere as this will most likely be a time consuming let down.
If your confidence in your abilities cannot be shook and you have time to burn then I’d say why not? The app is free and having hope is a nice thing but when hoping for the best at least prepare for the worst.
May the odds be ever in your favor.