The Snitcher Desk is happy to announce the first of what promises to be
many front-page exclusives submitted by a member of the public.
A quick-thinking amateur photographer landed a front-page photo
exclusive for the New York Post with a snap of Yankees baseball star
Derek Jeter and his MTV-veejay girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo. The sale
was facilitated by the recently launched public paparazzi website The
Snitcher Desk. Armed with a
small digital camera, the sharp-eyed Snitcher photographed the couple
poolside in Maui, earning him a four-figured sum that is still expected
to grow from further sales generated through periodical titles. Not a
bad return for a couple of minutes of his time.
Since launching in mid-2005, The Snitcher Desk has seen consistent
growth in the quantity and quality of submissions from a growing band
of Snitchers, which is reflected by this recent success - a mere hint
at what is to come.
The Snitcher Desk is the missing link between the public paparazzi and
the world's press. The submission process is simple. Users can either
upload their photos direct to the site or send them instantly by email
from their PC or cellphone. If the photos are good enough, they are
immediately piped onto its syndication network where the
world's media will have access to them in a matter of
moments. The Snitcher Desk only takes a modest 20% cut of the
fee received from its partner agencies, returning 80% to their
customers, who can relax, as the only other steps they will need to
take are the ones to the bank.
With the forever-evolving technology in the world of digital
photography - be it on camera phones, or the increasing availability of
more compact and higher quality digital cameras - the average member of
the public has a good chance of getting a quality shot. Just by being
in the right place at the right time, and aided by The Snitcher Desk,
any opportunist could find their photographs on the cover of tomorrow's
papers in the US, the UK and around the world.