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Scoopshot receives $1.2m funding from stock photographer Yuri Arcurs

Scoopshot, the global crowdsourcing photography-on-demand service, has received $1.2m from Yuri Arcurs, the world’s top-selling stock photographer, as it looks to grow in UK, US and German markets.

The service has been used by brands such as Oxfam, as part of the charity’s music video with Coldplay, as well as by Malibu and Fiat.

Scoopshot CEO Niko Ruokosuo explained the service: “Buyers are tired of wading through page after page of stale and over-used photography, before having to compromise. For the first time, they can request exactly what they want and receive it within minutes and without spending a fortune. The birth of on-demand photography will be as much of a game changer for the photo industry as iTunes for the music industry.”

Location-based local tasks can be created for free, with national and global tasks available for a small fee. Photo buyers can pay to send an instant notification to photographers in a specific location alerting them of the task, extend the duration of a task, or brand the task with a logo.

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