About us

PhotoClaim-relaxWhen we created PhotoClaim, we did so to help professional photographers and those who wanted to become professionals. Whilst ways to track your images online already exist, all solutions so far have come at a very high price: your time!

At PhotoClaim, we are constantly improving our service, with the intention of freeing your time for your photographic passion by taking on the tasks of monitoring your portfolio. Our competitors provide exhaustive lists of links for you to examine on your own. We, however, only provide you with commercial infringements against companies where we can help, and therefore save you timeWe filter out the Commercial Uses for you.

  • We filter out the Commercial Uses for you

  • We filter for countries in which we can help you – after all, it’s hard to get a licensing fee from North Korea!

  • You can be involved in the negotiations as much (or as little) as you want. We can do everything on your behalf and just pay you the licensing fee in the end, or we can present you every proposal first.

  • No Win, No Fee. You only pay us 35% for monitoring your portfolio after we get you paid.


All you need to do is lean back and wait for the results. Sign up now!


Founder and MD of PhotoClaim

Nico Trinkhaus
Founder of PhotoClaim

“As photographers we’re familiar with the problems in the industry, with the decreasing revenue shares from agencies and the increasing amount of hobby photographers that give their work away for free.

Everyone is talking about it, but the real problem is hardly understood: Companies stopped buying photos.

There is a big flaw in the system – at least in Europe. If you prove a company had stolen your photo, all you would get is (sometimes double) your usual licensing fee. As an economist, I’m aware that it’s a logical decision for companies to simply steal photos instead of buying them, since they get away with it most of the time.

I decided to do something about it and started protecting my copyrights. I’ve built an international network of attorneys in order to protect my photographic career and I’m glad that I can now offer you help as well.

Let’s put an end to image theft.”