When you’re out with your friends, at a new place, or even waiting around for something, what do you? Many people would say: take a selfie. However, a rumor is circulating that points to the selfie trend dying down, and ElsiePic is swopping in to take over.
ElsiePic is a patent-pending photography crowdsourcing app that helps users take Elsies. An Elsie refers to a photo taken by someone else. But if you’re alone, how to get someone to take your picture? Tatiana Cooke and her business partner, Tony Hajdari, recently unveiled this new concept.
Cooke reportedly thought of the idea when she was on a vacation with her husband and his family. They went to the Alamo and couldn’t get a photo of their entire group because one person in the family had to actually take the photo. They didn’t want to hand a camera over to a stranger, so instead took two different photos and split the family into two groups. They never got their group picture. To eliminate this issue, Cooke started developing ElsiePic.
ElsiePic allows users to see a map, which shows all of the photographers in the area who are available and want to take photos. Each photographer’s listing has ratings and shares whether the person uses a phone or a professional digital camera. There is a sitting fee associated with this.
ElsiePic captures the photos automatically and then transmits the images to a user’s phone. According to the release, ElsiePic makes it easy to have professional photos taken faster than ever before.
“ElsiePic makes it safe, affordable and easy to instantly have professional pictures taken wherever without having to trust a stranger,” according to a recent release. “As soon as a photo is taken, it is ready to share! Photos can be emailed to family or shared on social media. Why settle for a Selfie when you can have an Elsie and get the quality big picture you deserve!”
The app, ElsiePic, is currently available in beta mode. You can download the ElsiePic app for Android devices and learn more about the app, click here.