The photography business is competitive. Step up your game with Tapsnapp and it’s free to get started.
Are you an experienced professional photographer? OR are you just starting off in the photography industry? Do you specialize in events or something very specific like animal portraits? Tapsnapp helps you connect with the kind of customers you want based on where you work and your shoot type. We take the hassle out of finding customers, managing your shoots and payments.
It’s easy to get started. Just sign up and create your profile. Your photos get pulled automatically from your Instagram account, therefore your portfolio is always kept up to date with us.
Why should you run your photography business with Tapsnapp?
Only pay when you’re booked
You can start using Tapsnapp with a FREE account so there’s no silly monthly payments to worry about. We only charge a small percentage fee for every booking you accept.
We market for you and get you bookings
With Tapsnapp, we connect with customers automatically for you. The customers that match your location and specialty will find and book you through our secure payments platform. Only when the payment clears with us, you get notified of your bookings. No payment, no bookings.
You decide where and how you work
Do you work in Johannesburg? Cape Town? What about Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein? Yes, that’s a real place in South Africa! If a customer needs a shoot there and you work there, we connect you automatically. There’s no need for unnecessary back and forth on the scheduling either. If you only work weekends and customers are looking for shoots in that time, they will find you. Easy right?
Manage all your shoots in one place
We know that your photography business keeps you busy and sometimes it can be overwhelming. With Tapsnapp, all your photoshoot bookings are managed from one place. You can keep track of where your shoots are, what needs to be delivered and when. We notify when your deadlines are looming so you won’t miss it.
Resolve Disputes Easily
We know that sometimes photoshoots can go wrong. There could be a number of issues that could hamper your ability to deliver what you were asked for. With Tapsnapp we track what the customer requested (shoot location, shoot type, deliverables and timelines). If you and the customer agree to a shoot we know what was agreed and can provide 3rd party resolution to ensure no errors in communication. Photography is always subjective but rest assured if you deliver what was requested, we can confirm it with the customer if there’s a complaint.
How are payments structured and how much do you get paid?
We provide pricing to customers in real-time so we work it out based on 5 levels of payments. Each level is divided into 5, starting with level 1 which is for junior photographers that are starting off in the industry to level 5 which is assigned to our top quality photographers. This level is decided based on the quality of photos, previous clientele and customer reviews. If you’re frequently booked and receive positive customer reviews, your level will automatically go up. Therefore, we ensure if you’re good at your work, you will rise through the ranks and will get the recognition you deserve.
Payments typically start from R500 per hour for a Level 1 basic shoot and then rising to R1000 per hour for Level 5.
Note: If you receive a booking request and the shoot or budget is not to your liking, you can simply decline the shoot.
Got some more questions? We’ve got the answers.
What is Tapsnapp?
Tapsnapp is a marketplace to help you market and sell your photography services to customers in South Africa.
Why should I use Tapsnapp?
We help you connect with customers across South Africa, and we match you according to the style of photos that you want to do, location of work, and when you are available. You get to choose exactly what you are willing to offer, and no longer have to haggle over deliverables. We manage payments to ensure that you are always paid the full cost of the shoot. And we will send out reminder notifications so you’re always up to speed on when the next shoot is. We help you focus on your photography, and take care of your admin.
How much does it cost me to use Tapsnapp?
You can sign up and use it for free. You are only charged a percentage fee for every booking you accept. The fee ranges from 6% to 15% depending on the urgency of the shoot. For example, a standard shoot with over 2 weeks notice will be charged at 6% of the booking fee and 15% if you’re booked within a 48 hour notice. However, even though the 15% booking fee is charged, you as the photographer will also earn more since you’re needed with such a short notice.
How are photographers ranked in the search results?
Photographer profiles are shown to customers based on the location of the shoot, style of shoot, and pricing. We give search result preference to photographers with higher customer ratings and Tapsnapp approved photographers. Otherwise, where matches are similar, profiles will be displayed in a random order.
Can I work in multiple locations?
Yes. You may set as many locations and radius of work.
Can I have multiple profiles if I work in different photography fields?
No. You can however list all of your photography specialities in one profile. We require that you upload a minimum of 5 photos for each of your specialities.
How does the payment process work?
Once you confirm a booking, the customer will pay the full fee for the shoot. We hold on to this money until the job has been completed and photos have been delivered. All payments are processed on a monthly basis (paid at the end of each month) with a 14 day lead time, ie. if you completed the job and delivered the photos before the 16th of the month, you will be paid at the end of the same month, but if the photos are delivered after the 16th, you will be paid at the end of the following month.
What if the costing or shoot is not to my liking?
If you receive a booking and you’re not satisfied with the work expectations, or amount being offered, simply decline the shoot. You decide if you want to do the shoot or not. Tapsnapp will automatically inform the customer and we will then offer alternatives.
What if I am unhappy with the customer and their conduct?
You can lodge a dispute with us within 7 days of the shoot and a dispute resolution will be mediated between you and the customer to resolve any issue. You can also add ratings to customer profiles which are viewable to other photographers.