Have you ever been kicking back on holiday and happened to take a perfect snap of some unwitting models? Maybe they happened to stroll into your meticulous vista shot at just the right time. Maybe something about them caught your eye, or maybe they were just placed too perfectly to ignore. Whatever the reason, unless you physically go over to them and explain you just took a nice picture of them (which could get weird fast), it’s highly doubtful they’ll ever know of its existence. Which is a shame in some ways; good photography should always be shared with the world, especially if it features particularly good subjects. Luckily for unwitting models everywhere, there’s a new app that aims to share more, with less hassle. It’s called FindYou Photo and it’s out now for iOS.
The exact situation described above happened to the app’s creator and developer Liam Rogers when he was on holiday in Cuba. He took a beautiful shot of a sunset that just happened to feature a perfectly placed couple, and he thought it was a shame that they’d never see the photo or know of its existence. Thus, the idea for FindYou Photo was born. All you have to do is download the app, sign up using Facebook or email, and then upload whichever photos take your fancy. And here’s the secret sauce; instead of tagging people, you add a time, date and location stamp to your shots. This allows other users to search the communal collection by those same fields, and discover a whole new world of photos.
This is a pretty smart idea, as it’s attractive to both photographers and subjects. A person might want to look up shots of themselves from a recent holiday; if they were in a particular tourist spot at a busy time, a number of photos might exist of them that they could download and keep to retain a pleasant memory. It could also be utilised for big parties and events, where people could view all the shots taken instead of a curated album on Facebook. It’s also perfect for professional photographers who want to sell their shots; people are able to search for exactly the snap they want.
The app interface is smooth and easy to set up; you can start sharing your photos in a matter of minutes. Rogers and his team are to be commended for bringing such a smart idea into the crowded world of photo-sharing. To challenge the big hitters though, they’re going to need a lot of people using it; the key to any successful photo-sharing platform is its community. So be one of the first to jump onboard, and download FindYou Photo from the App Store today!