FAQ

HOW IT WORKS:

The platform will enable all users (both surfers and photographers) to earn money from their uploaded photos by providing everything needed to first connect with the customer and conduct the transaction.creating a and will allow surf Photographers to have a global platform to sell anytime any place their special shootings

1. Customers can find their photos by using the Search Bar and searching according to Beach and Date or simply clicking on their beach via the Map function and browsing the uploaded sessions.

2. ARE YOU A SURFER?: just join us for free, start searching by beach/date and find a photo of yourself while surfing, you can then enjoy your photos by buying, saving, or sharing them;  follow your preferred beaches and be Notified whenever a SIF photographer is planning to or has recently shot there. 

3.ARE YOU A PHOTOGRAPHER? Just join us for free, or buy a SIF Premium Profile and gain access to the biggest surf photography community in Australia.  As a community, it makes it easier for everyone to be discovered by their customers therefore making it easier for you to earn money doing something you love.  Simply upload your best photo sessions according to Beach and Date.

4.ARE YOU A SURFSHOP? Just join us for free, or buy a SIF Premium Profile and become a local SIF photographer of your break…you will be providing a great service to your local surf community and earn some easy money doing it

 

Learn More, FAQ and What you need to know to enjoy your SIF experience

BUYING INFOMATION

1. Do I need to provide credit card credentials to join SIF?

No, you will have to only if you want buy something or if you earned money in your virtual wallet and you claim it to your Paypal, Credit card or bank account

2. What kind of security does SURFINFOCUS provide?

SURFINFOCUS guarantees secure payment of all photos using PayPal circuit for credit card and direct PayPal payments.

3. How can I buy photos?

Just select “buy” and finalize the transaction, then the download will start and you will get your photos downloaded as soon as the payment has gone through.

4. How can I easily find photos of me?

Search via the Search Bar OR Map for Beach (where you surfed) and or Date (when you surfed) and browse the results; you can then very simply buy, share to Facebook/Instagram or add to your favourites.

USER ACCOUNT OPTIONS

5. Is SIF account free?

Yes!  You may join us for free and you will have a free amount of SIF storage space to upload your photos and all our tools to find, save,share or buy them; photos space is 1GB, so do not waste it uploading bad photos; any photos not bought will be erased after a given time to optimize overall marketplace you will be notified at least 2 weeks in advance) so… if you find a good pic, just buy it or you may lose it forever.  However, as a paid member you gain access to some fantastic extra benefits.

6. What is SIF Community Account?

This is meant for active contributors that wish to earn big money form SIF; you will have:

  • 50GB of photos space
  • All photos will be permanent unless you wish to remove something
  • Your photos will have priority vs users search on a given spot and date so easy to be found and bought
  • you can claim your money any time from your user admin dashboard.
  • Access to Fantastic extra benefits including training and discounts from our Partner business members

What is a Brand Ambassador and how do I become one?

‘Brand Ambassadors’ are active contributors looking to help promote the brand SurfinFocus,  Ambassadors receive a welcome pack of merchandise to help them be identified while on location and they also receive a higher commission rate.  To become an ambassador simply average 40 sales a month for 3 months.

PRICE & MONEY

7. What is the price of photos? How much I can earn?

Once you have uploaded your photos you select the price you wish to charge from various options; When a customer buys one of your photos, they pay the price you selected and you earn that price, minus SIF Transaction fee.  SIF Transaction fee depends according to your selected membership option and will cover all costs for buyers and photographers; look at Terms and Payment Terms for further details

8. How do I get the money I earned from selling my photos?

You will see your real-time earnings in your virtual wallet under account settings; Earnings from photos are sent to you when you reach $100 or at the end of the month following the sale, using the bank/credit card details or PayPal account (the latter is preferred) you provided. The platform automatically withholds SURFINFOCUS fees and online payment and security costs.

9. Can I ask to receive my money immediately?

Yes, if you are a Premium Member, otherwise you have to wait for next month end but may use your virtual credit to buy photos on SIF in the meanwhile…

MANAGING PHOTOS

10. Do I have to upload only recent photos?

Not at all, if you have lots of photos from previous years don't waste the opportunity to upload them, because search is by spot and date so even photos from the past can be interesting for a lot of surfers.

11. What price should I choose for my photos?

SURFINFOCUS offer our customers two download options; Small printable quality version priced from $10, ideal for budget and repeat customers and Medium/large printable quality version priced from $20.  You choose the price you feel is appropriate but ultimately the customer will decide if the price is right for your work.

12. Can photos be shared for free on Facebook?

Yes, you can do so right from the website, but they will be shared in low resolution and with the watermark on top to protect them. Sharing will also improve chances for surfers to find their photos; share whenever you want BUT.. don’t forget the photos do not last forever on SIF so…if you like it, Buy IT

13. Can I mark photos I like and buy them later?

Yes, you can save photos to your favourites and if the price changes or the photo is about to be removed you will be notified, so you can buy it at the new price or before it is deleted.

PRIVACY ,T&C

14. What rights do I own on the photos I buy?

Purchaser rights are for personal use only and not commercial, if you are interested in purchasing a photo for commercial use please Contact Us.