This question seems to be coming up more frequently these days, often involving confusion around just what the term ‘High Quality content’ means. So, just what is high quality content as defined by us?
Firstly, let’s address what we definitely do not want on the platform:
1) Pornography of any type
2) Nudity, breasts, genitals etc
3) Out of focus photos
4) Blurry photos
5) Violence or gore
And that is defined, by us, as Low-quality content. So, what can you upload to the platform?
As long as it doesn’t contravene the above points, anything you want; family snaps, Instagram shots, phone photos, pinhole camera photos, scanned images, photographed artwork, digitally composed imagery, Photoshop manipulation and the list is pretty much endless. So when you look at your photos that you have taken during a day, you don’t have to sit there and think ‘Damn, which of these should I upload?’ Your only limiting factor is if you have a free account and then you’re limited to 7 photos per day.
Now, do bear in mind, that paid views are obviously 5 seconds or more, so, the better the imagery, or the more interesting the imagery, the more likely the viewer is to stay on that image. But if you’re not that fussed about that, or just want to use the platform to share family snaps with your relatives then by all means upload those photos of the family picnic!
Would uploading content such as this dilute the quality of the platform? No, not at all, images that are constantly resurfaced are often the best images on the platform, and we do not want to be seen to be discouraging new photographers from using our free photo sharing platform. Particularly as earning money in the trade is so difficult, even earning a few dollars for their work (particularly as we are dropping the minimum payment threshold down to $5 over the next few months) could motivate them to continue with a hobby that many of us enjoy immensely. So next time you have been out on a day photographing, don’t worry too much about what you should or should not upload as you’re not going to be chastised or punished for it!