Roadmap

We have big plans for PhotoHound and hope you will join us on this journey

This document sets out our goals for the next few years, describing features you can expect from us and milestones we hope to meet.

Gardens By The Bay

Singapore Jon Chiang

Spring & Summer 2019

The first half of 2019 will see PhotoHound open to invited contributors and existing Partner Pros as we iron out bugs with our system, and build our library of global photo shots. Some core features being developed.

Curation
PhotoHound prides itself on the quality of information and imagery presented to our users. Therefore, every new spot is subject to our proprietary vetting process which ensures the information you see is accurate and sufficiently detailed. If a spot does not meet our quality standards, then you simply don’t see it. This process involves a combination of algorithmic checking plus a manual check by one of the PhotoHound team. 

Discovery Mechanisms
We’re developing a number of searches and filters which will help you find places to shoot right now. This includes search functionality to match your shooting styles – if you’re a landscape photographer browsing spots in Wales, you can search for the best scenery in the natural world. If it’s a rainy day in London, you can search for interior shooting locations.

Collections
Our PhotoHound Pros will be curating the very best spots in cities and regions into Collections, along with all the essential information you will need to know including travel tips, public transport information, recommendations on the best places to shoot for portfolio-level images. Collections will only be available to Premium subscribers.

Chasm Lake

United States Erik Stensland

Autumn & Winter 2019

Some final features will be prepared to get us ready for our full launch.

Comments
Allowing our users to provide feedback on photo spots, ask questions, or even find a shooting buddy to head to a location.

Timeline
A chronological feed of images and comments for each spot, allowing you to quickly see what is possible right now at a specific location. This will be especially useful in locations like Rome, where monuments are frequently under scaffolding and reconstruction.

App
Premium PhotoHound members will be able to access our app, for iOS and Android, which will allow you to take curated Collections or saved spots with you on your travels. Including useful features such as a weather forecast, sunrise and sunset times – all the information you need for a successful shoot will be right there in your pocket!

Man Mo Temple

Hong Kong Mathew Browne

Spring & Summer 2020

2020 will be our first full year in operation, but our development work is not over –  here are the new features being developed.

Social Network
We know, we know… you’re thinking “does the world really need another social network”? We intend to build a stripped-back social network for our community, which adheres to the values of what social networks used to be – a way to follow and interact with people you’re interested in, speak to your own followers, and display a curated feed of your own work. No “boosting posts”. No spam. Just the content you want to share and the content you are interested in, presented in chronological order.

Recommendations
We will be developing a recommendation algorithm which will show you inspiration for new photo spots based on your previous contributions and interactions, and your personal settings.

Galleries
This feature will only be available to Premium members. Galleries will give you a way to display your travel photography portfolio in a clean and attractive way, either as a single body of work, or broken down into themes or categories.

Durweston

England Chris Frost

Autumn & Winter 2020

As PhotoHound grows worldwide we will be planning a number of initiatives for our community.

Meetups
Join the PhotoHound team and fellow travel photography enthusiast on free photowalks in cities all over the world.

Missions
Much more than simply a photo workshop, join the PhotoHound team and Partner Pros on location for an intensive weekend of fun and photography, with rewards on offer for the best photos captured. Learn tips and techniques to improve your photography from the PhotoHound Partner Pros, then put this into practice with a photographic treasure hunt. We intend to keep costs as low as possible for participants. 

Challenges
Participate in photo challenges for a chance to win rewards and recognition for your photography work.

Volkspark Schöneberg

Berlin, Germany Fabian Pfitzinger