For Photographers

Love taking photos? If you have some photo related questions, you will most likely find the answers to them here.

How do I know what the media is looking for?

Check the assignment feed in the app and make sure Byrd can access your location. By accessing your location you are sure to always get the most relevant assignments.

What can I NOT upload to Byrd?

The content uploaded or shot with Byrd must be your own original creation. The content must not infringe on any intellectual property rights nor can it contain privacy violation. You cannot upload content that is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, indecent, inappropriate, invasive or in any violation of privacy or publicity rights. You are not allowed to post anything abusing, harassing, threatening, bullying or otherwise objectionable.

What should I write in my photo or video caption?

You should briefly explain what your photo or/and video is about. We also encourage you to use relevant hashtags related to your photo or video.

Am I credited when I publish the photos and videos?

Yes, you will always be credited both for your photos and videos.

What happens to the photos and videos I upload to Byrd?

Everything you upload to Byrd is available for sale - whether it comes from your library or you've shot it through the in-app camera. All content on the platform is protected by a watermark and is thereby protected against theft.

How do I know if something is newsworthy?

If you find events around you interesting, funny, shareable or important there's a good chance that others will too. In the Byrd app, you can always take a look at relevant assignments, which you can find in the menu. It's also a great place to discover what various media deems newsworthy. For further information, we encourage you to take a look at our blog for pointers and tips on how to discover newsworthy events.

How do I cancel my account?

If you wish to cancel your account, we'll be super sad, but don't worry there won't be any hard feelings. You can always cancel by writing us at hello@byrd.news. Don't forget to put your email and username in the subject field.

Is there a limit to how many photos and videos I can upload?

No there's no limit. You can upload as much content as you wish.

How do I become a Byrd photographer?

It is super easy! Download the Byrd application from the App Store or Google Play and follow the sign-up instructions. Click here to download Byrd for iOS and here if you have an Android device.

Do I need to have a VAT-number to be verified as a professional photographer?

Yes, you need to have a VAT-number to be a verified photographer on Byrd.

How much money will I make per sold material as a professional photographer?

A professional photographer makes 30 € per sold photo, 45 € per sold album and 60 € per sold video + VAT.

I have filled in my professional details but I still don’t have a badge - why?

If you have filled in all your details correctly - you should have a badge popping up shortly! Our team is working on it - but it may take a few days!

Can I upload via a browser?

We know this is a wanted feature - and we will build a browser-based solution.

What format should my photos/videos be?

Keep your photos and videos under 200 megabyte - otherwise our servers will protest.

How can I promote my Byrd photos and videos for others outside the platform?

If you want to promote your Byrd-profile for others outside the platform - you’re welcome to contact us and we’ll help you! Just send us an email!

Can I sell my photos outside the Byrd platform? To other photo agencies?

Yes! You own the rights to the photo and video material yourself.

How do I get a professional photographer badge?

You get a badge through registering as a professional photographer, which you can do at any time.

Simply go to your profile in the Byrd app and hit “My Settings” in the top left corner. Click on “Edit Profile” and tick the box that says “I work as a professional photographer”. Fill out the form and you’re now in the process of becoming a verified professional photographer!

I have already signed up for Byrd but I forgot to say that I’m a professional photographer - how can I change that?

No stress!

Simply go to your profile in the Byrd app and hit “My Settings” in the top left corner. Click on “Edit Profile” and tick the box that says “I work as a professional photographer”. Fill out the form and you’re now in the process of becoming a verified professional photographer!

Do I have to pay taxes from what I sell on Byrd?

The short answer is: Probably. Tax regulations differ from country to country, and it is your responsibility to make sure you pay the taxes you are obligated to. If you have any doubts or questions, you should direct these to the local tax authorities or an accountant who can give you the correct advice. Byrd does not provide guidance when it comes to taxes.

If you are from Denmark, we have made a short article with useful links. You can find it by clicking here (opens in a new tab).