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PicTrax: Ride, shoot, upload and earn!

Riders visiting swap meets, race events, their favourite cafe or just out riding scenic roads, can now earn money by taking a few photos on their mobile phones and uploading to free app PicTrax.

The Australian designed and developed photography app is creating a national catalogue of great mobile phone shots.

Not only that, it also promotes events to other riders.

Motorcycle events and riders’ favourite stretches of road are expected to be a significant section of the PicTrax app given the opportunity for creative shots inherent in interesting riding routes.

The photographer has the choice of getting credit or remaining anonymous.

Here’s how it works:

Free PicTrax app

The free Android and Apple PicTrax app geographically pins the photo to the event’s location and interfaces with directions on how to get there. 

The amateur or professional mobile phone snapper who uploads the photo to the app then earns money in direct proportion to the photo’s popularity.

Popularity is determined by the number of votes it receives from viewers. Once the photo reaches a minimum threshold of $20, the credits earned can be taken by the photographer in cash.

How many votes you will need is not yet known but it could be in the thousands.

The app also holds the photo as a personal travel and events diary for the photographer and can be shared with family and friends. Even if the phone is lost, the photographs and their pinned locations remain intact on PixTrax.

The app was conceived and created by Brisbane-based Obelia McCormack who self-funded its development.Obelia McCormack - founder of the PicTrax app

“The app brings an unrivalled level of individuality to the photos allowing the mobile phone photographer to use it for one-off events, to create a major social following, or any level in between,” Obelia says.

“PicTrax also has a 19-point, easy-to-read chart comparing its features with those of Instagram, Google Maps, Pinterest, Trip Advisor, Facebook and YouTube.

“The nearest of them has only 10 of PicTrax’s 19 dynamic features and the rest, while perhaps great for other purposes, are not even close to the design direction of PicTrax.

“We’re always using are smartphones to snap the places and events we want to remember.

“PicTrax is primarily about the impressive views, outlooks and landscapes as well as the events held there.  It’s not about a photo of a meal or a 21st birthday. That’s a keen difference between PicTrax and other apps – it’s scenery and happenings, rather than people pulling funny faces.

“We’re actually already building our own, unique, photographic libraries.Obelia McCormack - founder of the PicTrax app

“PixTrax provides a platform to share those libraries as a source of information for others as well as ourselves, and for the smartphone photographers to be financially rewarded for doing so.

“The app’s website, www.pictrax.com also includes tutorials to show how it’s done, but a key objective was to make the technology incredibly user-friendly and simple to use. We’ve been able to achieve that.

“As well as being designed for the amateur snapper, PicTrax also provides opportunity for budding professional photographers, to publish a portfolio URL and create an avenue for image sales.”

PicTrax users are required to agree to the PicTrax Terms of Service, which among other things, requires users to declare they have the legal rights to take, upload and display their photos.

The app and further details can be accessed at www.pictrax.com.

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Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Brisbane Bike Night celebrates one year

Brisbane Bike Night relocated to Joe’s Diner in Eagle Farm a year ago and to celebrate there will be a special event on Saturday 21 September 2019.

The event used to be held on the first Wednesday each month at Harry’s Diner in Windsor, so when it closed, Joe’s Diner owner Steve Karagiannis decided to kickstart another monthly bike night.

“One of our main improvements since taking over the business from my parents a couple of years ago was the introduction of bike and car meets,” Joe says.Brisbane Bike Night Joe's Diner

“Cars are on the first Saturday and bikes on the third Saturday of the month. These events have gone from strength to strength.

“When we put it on Facebook on the Wednesday night advertising the first bike night for that following Saturday and we were blown away when approximately 400 bikes turned up for our first bike night.”Brisbane Bike Night Joe's Diner

Bike Night show and shine

To celebrate the first anniversary of the new Brisbane Bike Night, there will be a show and shine competition with 15 trophies.

“This is our way of showing appreciation to the bike community for supporting us at Joe’s Diner and helping to make us South East Queensland’s premier bike night,” he says.

The show and shine will be judged by Joe Taverner from Taverner Motorsports and Mark of MotorbikeWriter.com.

There will also be live music, Warren from Waza81 photography capturing the night on film  and video and trade stalls such as Finance My Ride, Taverner Motor Sports, Indian Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Hog Lights, One premium cleaning products and Dave Oliver’s motorcycle tyresBrisbane Bike Night Joe's Diner

The concept of a bike night is hugely popular and is run in many cities around the nation and the world.

It’s a booming source of evening entertainment when riders might normally have parked up their motorbikes for the day.

Tell us about your event. Send details and photos via email to Motorbike Writer.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com