As the world continues to fight against the pandemic that has affected a lot of industries, businesses, and the economy, most of us have slowly learned to adapt to the new normal. However, the photography industry is still experiencing an extended dry spell in terms of booking commercial projects, and with weddings, debuts, parties, and other social gatherings currently a big no-no to society, the industry continues to struggle.
At PonD, this present situation made us realize the crucial role we play in making your special moments last. The crisis had us thinking of this cliché but wise quote: “when life starts to become blurry, adjust your focus”. And adjust our focus is what we did as we pivoted towards finding ways to safely get you back into photography and photoshoots through leveraging on tools we already have and by creating new opportunities for both photographers and clients to enjoy photography services once again.
With the PonD App being an easy-to-use booking platform for people looking for photographer on-demand, clients can now arrange for a contactless shoot with photographers as a way to ensure the health and safety of both. The quality of photos will not be compromised as our professional photographers have the best equipment and expertise that can capture special moments, no matter how far away they stand. Payment and delivery of photos are also done online, which means meetings won’t be necessary.
We’ve also set these Contactless Shoot Best Practices to guide photographers and clients on how to go about their shoot.
More so, during the Enhanced Community Quarantine, PonD saw the increasing demand for photojournalists and saw this as an opportunity to connect photographers to news publications for the benefit of both parties. Hence, the launch of PonD News Asia, an image bank which allows photographers to easily showcase their work on the platform and pave the way for them to be discovered by news publications and thus, be hired as a freelance photojournalist. Since then, PonD News Asia has on-boarded over 500 Freelance and Citizen Photojournalists on our app with news companies like Inquirer, ABS-CBN, Daily Tribune, and using images shot by our pool of talented photographers to better convey the latest happenings in our country.
Photographers who want to be part of our creative, passionate, highly skilled, and fun professionals and can now enjoy free membership at PonD for a limited time only. This our way of supporting photographers during these unprecedented times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our website to register! https://pond.ph/.
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App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/pond-app/id1490475371
Google Play: https://bit.ly/PonDApp