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« on: August 06, 2014, 16:13 »
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Hey everyone, any luck selling  on 500px prime something till now ?

They got another new licencing model https://prime.500px.com/pricing?utm_source=Prime&utm_medium=email%20A&utm_campaign=Web-Social%20License&utm_content=Top%20left%20CTA

Would be interesting what they actually really sell, if anything.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 16:24 by Toopy »


Ed

« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 17:37 »
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I had someone REALLY wanting to use my image



Not surprisingly I haven't heard a word since I wrote my response  ;)

« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 21:19 »
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I had someone REALLY wanting to use my image



Not surprisingly I haven't heard a word since I wrote my response  ;)


sorry,
but what has this to do with 500px licensing?  unless i missed something here.
you said photoshelter, and OP is asking about 500px licensing.
 pls explain ! :o

« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 22:55 »
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Hey everyone, any luck selling  on 500px prime something till now ?

I said in another thread, my friend sold one for $175 net. He doesn't sell much on stock sites so it was really surprising :) Something is moving, but it's not revolution still ;)

« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 00:13 »
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Hmm interesting. Would love to see some changes.

« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 04:32 »
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Hey I got that mail from Ignire magazine too, wasn't sure if it would be right to send them an image that I've put up for licensing. Plus not really sure how much the magazine will help me.

Haven't really had a sale at 500px, did get a couple of mails that someone is really interested in your image and you should enable it in the store

Ed

« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 07:40 »
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I had someone REALLY wanting to use my image



Not surprisingly I haven't heard a word since I wrote my response  ;)


sorry,
but what has this to do with 500px licensing?  unless i missed something here.
you said photoshelter, and OP is asking about 500px licensing.
 pls explain ! :o


The person wanting to license the image posted the comment on my image at 500px.

I told her to go to my Photoshelter website and license it from me there.

« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 09:13 »
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Hey everyone, any luck selling  on 500px prime something till now ?

I said in another thread, my friend sold one for $175 net. He doesn't sell much on stock sites so it was really surprising :) Something is moving, but it's not revolution still ;)

good 2 know Ariene. that would be the 75% of $259 framed licensed image sale, i guess?

« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 09:15 »
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The person wanting to license the image posted the comment on my image at 500px.

I told her to go to my Photoshelter website and license it from me there.

that makes sense, since having it in your 500px Store (receiving 75%) would be less than licensing it from your PS website (100%).  thx 4 clarification Ed

« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 09:29 »
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that would be the 75% of $259 framed licensed image sale, i guess?

That's 70% of their standard RF license which costs $250.

I'd love to get a few of these as well, until now nothing.

« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 12:35 »
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I haven't had any luck there. Can't even get images approved, and I have had no trouble getting stuff approved at any of the regular microstock sites while a lot of people complain.

I also get requests for releases when I already uploaded a release when I first submitted the image. I don't think the reviewers have a clue or their system has problems. I thought I'd try it out, but I don't think it's going anywhere.

Hobostocker

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 06:03 »
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it must be a fly by night magazine if they can't even pay for photos, they don't even have a .com domain and this is a big red flag.

« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 08:31 »
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I haven't had any luck there. Can't even get images approved, and I have had no trouble getting stuff approved at any of the regular microstock sites while a lot of people complain.

I also get requests for releases when I already uploaded a release when I first submitted the image. I don't think the reviewers have a clue or their system has problems. I thought I'd try it out, but I don't think it's going anywhere.

Hey Rob! Could you email prime@500px.com along with links to the photos you have concerns with? Our content researchers will get back to you with more info and answers to any questions you've got.

« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 07:54 »
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I have a small port of around 80 images on there, they except more high end stuff that is not always 100% technically correct due to high ISO and so on but gives a broader field. Interestingly I pulled a load of night work off there as I have just launched a calendar and did not want anyone using my images for a similar product.  Within a day I had an agency contact me indicating they had approved one of my images with a client would it still be available.  I made the transaction personally and licensed them the image.  I just find it a little odd that I have no sales reported, but as soon as I remove images, I am contacted with clients willing to purchase.  Is there anyway we are going to be able to receive stats?  Click through's?  Anyone considered a poll?  Also any chance of FTP, I have around 7K images, I think 1K of them would easily suit 500px style but upload is painful.

« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 10:35 »
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I have a small port of around 80 images on there, they except more high end stuff that is not always 100% technically correct due to high ISO and so on but gives a broader field. Interestingly I pulled a load of night work off there as I have just launched a calendar and did not want anyone using my images for a similar product.  Within a day I had an agency contact me indicating they had approved one of my images with a client would it still be available.  I made the transaction personally and licensed them the image.  I just find it a little odd that I have no sales reported, but as soon as I remove images, I am contacted with clients willing to purchase.  Is there anyway we are going to be able to receive stats?  Click through's?  Anyone considered a poll?  Also any chance of FTP, I have around 7K images, I think 1K of them would easily suit 500px style but upload is painful.

truly interesting.  another site 2 eye-ball.
just looking  at their site moment ago,  and  seems 2 me most ppl there r more interested
in liking your work in exchange for asking u 2 like them in return.
 sort of flickr, or facebook poking .  social-media, ugh !


there r impressive stuff there , as like flickr,
but there r also just as many um, not so good. still, impressive stuff yes.

are they curated??? i read their forum and there is only mention of putting your port in your store
when and if u want to sell through them. but there is no mention of any "approval", nor how long it takes . sort of lots of grey areas.

could explain why some who have been there a long time have still to report a sale.
they were not selected and were not told so  .

or they just did not put their images into their store


i like their style, but  think they should partition off the social-media
and leave 500Prime for the commercial side of things.
 

« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 11:00 by etudiante_rapide »

« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2014, 18:36 »
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@Olliemt
You can see your sales history here:
http://500px.com/settings/store/sales (View Transaction History). We're working on some contributor newsletters which should have some interesting data.  If you have a lot to submit, Alex (@500alexs) has mentioned that you can contact us at help@500px.com and we may be able to help with large collections such as yours.

@etudiante_rapide
Once you submit your content for licensing it's immediately searchable on 500px Prime, and if I a buyer requests to license it before our reviewers have reviewed the file (usually just under 2 weeks now) we'll by-pass the queue and vet the file immediately. 500px Prime (http://prime.500px.com) is much more focused as a commercial licensing marketplace without the community elements of 500px.com that you mentioned.

« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2014, 11:52 »
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@Olliemt
You can see your sales history here: http://500px.com/settings/store/sales (View Transaction History). We're working on some contributor newsletters which should have some interesting data.  If you have a lot to submit, Alex (@500alexs) has mentioned that you can contact us at help@500px.com and we may be able to help with large collections such as yours.

@etudiante_rapide
Once you submit your content for licensing it's immediately searchable on 500px Prime, and if I a buyer requests to license it before our reviewers have reviewed the file (usually just under 2 weeks now) we'll by-pass the queue and vet the file immediately. 500px Prime (http://prime.500px.com) is much more focused as a commercial licensing marketplace without the community elements of 500px.com that you mentioned.


thx nuno 4 taking ur time 2 respond .
i checked out your site n truly like the idea, n the earning potentials ie the setting price of framed prints $80-259, and the other 2 options.
most of all, no 35 cents or $1 per dl  ;)

in reading Olliemt 's post, i too wonder how long does it take before an item is "accepted"?
weeks, months, year? or until someone wants to license it?

other point that worries me more too, is the size of unwatermarked images.
right-click warning "this is xxx image " does not curtail a Ctrl C, and this size is pretty much enough
for most "thief" to print a decent 8 by 10, by xxx-mart standard, if  u know what i mean .

the larger 9 by 6 is impressive to look at, on a tablet. when u consider majority of the web users
think their smartphone images look "perfect already better than what your DSLR can take".
this concerns me, as it could put 500 into the same category as Flickr and fbook.
ie. tons of love and affection, not many sales .

as already pointed out by many here, re facebook,etc... tons of love and affection don't pay for
the equipment, expenses to create those images for us to upload to 500, etc.

reiterate, i like to participate with your agency, but the watermark and what Ollient points out
need to be address first.
thx



« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2014, 15:20 »
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If someone requests to license the file, our editors review the file within hours (often faster) and if it's good to go (releases, quality, etc.) we'll complete the sale right away. Otherwise we're looking at about a 2 week backlog of photos in our queue and now that our team here has ramped up, we're able to review files much faster so that wait time is steadily decreasing.

If you're concerned about the unwatermarked previews on 500px (photos on 500px Prime are watermarked) you can upload a low-res watermarked version of your photo to 500px and then a full-res unwatermarked version to your store (Prime).  There are some details on that in our "How to Submit Guide" here: http://bit.ly/Submit2Prime

We're looking at ways to implement automatic watermarking on 500px as well, but not sure on those timelines. In the meantime, there is the above work around which allows you to create your own watermarks as well for the social community side of 500px.

Not sure what you mean by 9 by 6?


wonderful, thx nuno.
yes, i think the self-watermarked lo-res sounds good enough  4 me.
2 wks turnaround for review, that's reasonable considering your backlog as u say.

btw, 9by6 , i was referring to the dimensions of the larger  unwatermarked photos u get when u click the 2 by 2 thumbnails ... (inches).

« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2014, 06:10 »
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Thanks Nuno, I have sent an email, awaiting reply..

« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2014, 04:59 »
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Do you remember as I wrote about my friend that sold picture for $175 one month ago? Well... he sold another one for $175 :) He's more than surprised! :D

« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2014, 13:00 »
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Anyone know what type of images are selling there? Landscape, people, or other thing? Curious. I have had food stuff up there a while but nothing selling. I don't think that is their strong suite though.

« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2014, 15:55 »
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There is actually a discussion forum on 500px now devoted to prime and some have posted examples or their sold images. That may help.

-gl

« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2014, 02:02 »
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for Sure, I've uploaded a good number of images but no luck 'till now, I'm starting to loose faith

« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2014, 11:18 »
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I have sales there, looks like 500px have a good future :)


 

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