Travel and photography go together like cheese and wine. But traveling to an unfamiliar place to take amazing pictures is not as easy as one may think. Amateur and professional photographers who travel to an unfamiliar place or foreign country often have a hard time finding the right place to take the photos they want. The founders of YiuPai, are a group of seasoned photography enthusiasts who ran into the struggle of trying to find the right locations in a limited time to get their desired photos during several of their business and personal trips. There were no APPs to provide a way for travelers to connect with local photographers. YiuPai was founded as a platform to connect local photographers with traveling photographers around the world. For local photographers, YiuPai provides an easy way to share their experiences and knowledge. For travelers, the help of local guides can allow them to shoot in new and interesting places with peace of mind, allowing them to focus more on their photography. As a registered user, even you are not traveling you can still use our YiuPai APP to find the local photographers for all of your needs.
After you have registered as a traveler, click the “become a guide” button on the home screen, and fill out the required information.
Yes, refer to Yiupai’s private policy for details.
This is to make sure you have a valid driver’s license which matches the information you provide.
You can download the app from Google Play for Android or App Store for IOS.
You need to use the mobile app.
Yes, it’s available outside of the United States, but some functions may not fully work.
It’s free to register as a traveler and as a guide. As a guide you will get paid after your trip service to the traveler is done. Once we get the trip done notice from traveler, we’ll send you the money. The rate of commission fee may vary depending on the amount of the transaction and other factors. For initial launching period, the rate of commission fee will be 0% on top of charging fees applied by financial institutions.
You can use PayPal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer.
Sign up first.
Post your photography trip requests, the requests should include location, date, estimated times, party number, and what you’d like to shoot (such as famous local landmark from a unique angle, local birds or wildlife). You can attach a detailed description with files or pictures of what you plan to shoot. You can also select your preferred language and give a target price.
Call for a group photography trip (shared trip) and get a better price from the guide.
Search the guides around the world.
You can also send invite to local guide to see if he/she is interested in working as your local photography guide for your trip.
Sign up as a travel photographer first.
Click “become a guide” button, fill out the needed information, and wait for approval in a couple of days.
Search for requests posted by travelers. You then bid for the one you are interested in.
You can also post your trip plan and workshop plan, so photographers around the world can see them.
If you plan to go someplace to take photos, you can search if other photographers are also interested, and take them with you and make some money to cover your expenses.
Yes, you can share the trip with other people.
No, you don’t need to.
Please contact your trip guide to see if that is OK.
No, as long as you are familiar with your local photography locations you can be a local guide.