Whether or not you’re conscious of it when watching a movie, the sounds and soundtrack play as significant of a role as the actual imagery. Sadly, none of the standard photo sharing options allow us still photographers the luxury of framing our visual message with melody… until now.
A fairly new and interesting platform called Ubersnap is looking to change this music-less status quo.
Ubersnap is a photo sharing web-app that goes one step further than filters and sharing options by letting you combine the visual impact of your photography with the emotional impact of a proper soundtrack.
The concept behind the web-only app (for now) is sort of what you might imagine a lovechild between Flickr and SoundCloud would function like. After signing up and getting your profile ready, you simply upload a photograph of your choosing to your profile, search for a song or sound from their available options, and pair the two together in visual and melodic matrimony.
The UI for the app is somewhere between Pinterest and Vine, with ‘likes,’ ‘reposts,’ comments and various share options present to promote your own — and others’ — work. And in addition to displaying the photograph and sound together, it also displays the information of the track being played alongside the option to purchase the track.
In an email sent to us by the Ubersnap team, the company claims there are 1,000 users on the service already with a handful more joining every day. It’s not much, but it’s the start of a community, and if you take the time to browse through some of the images on their platform, you immediately realize how much more control the photographer has over the story their image tells when they can set it to music.
To find out more and sign up for an account, head on over to Ubersnap’s website and get started for free.