Most photographers are constantly on the hunt for great new locations. From graffiti-adorned alleyways to vast blooming meadows, the search for new backdrops is an endless challenge.
Resorting to a Google image search can be helpful to case a new location, but the results can be a bit lacking and nonspecific. If only there were a better option?
Scoutt is simple, searchable world map that allows photographers to share their favorite shooting spots with their peers. And, the best part? You can try Scoutt for free beginning today.
Functionally, Scoutt does everything right. Locations that have been scouted are easily searchable by area, address or keyword. But browsing around the map with freestyle scrolling and zooming can be fun just to peep other photographer’s work.
Once you’ve found a location you’d like to investigate, you just click on a Scoutt pin to bring up a preview of the image from that spot. From there you can view a larger image, or more images from the contributing photographer.
When playing contributor, sharing images is a simple process. Setting up your profile, uploading your photos and locations, and managing the site’s few options is more or less intuitive. The site is still in beta, but having a more personalized homepage might be a nice touch for the future.
There isn’t much to dislike about what Scoutt is trying to accomplish, or the ease of use within its simple, stylish interface. There seems to be plenty of room for growth, but most of that will depend on the community.
It’s a seemingly obvious idea that is easy to see growing into both a powerful tool, as well as a great communal space just based on the basic merit of its usefulness.
The photographers will have to come for this to happen, and for right now there is no reason that they shouldn’t give it a shot.
Scoutt.com is free during it’s beta launch and requires no credit card to sign up.
So get to planning or globe trotting at Scoutt.com.