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« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2014, 08:23 »
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How can you contribute your photos?
Just keep uploading to 500px.com, and ensure your Store is enabled. Go to 500px.com/store to do that. Saleable photos must be at least 3000px on their longest edge. We're constantly scraping the site for saleable photos, and sending out invites. We have about 50k photos in our backlog right now, so as soon as we get through those, we'll send more invites. You can email primephotographers@500px.com to get more info and step by step instructions too. It's an automated response, but has lots of info.
I don't get it. For example, this photo: https://prime.500px.com/photos/7953347

It's nor 3000px, but 1024px on its longest side. And it's for sale.

Could you explain the criteria once again?

That's a bug, it'll be fixed! Thanks for the report. #betaproblems :-)


« Reply #101 on: March 13, 2014, 13:27 »
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Looks like PRIME is off and running - and at least one photographer has already sold several images.

More on the 500px blog here:

http://500px.com/blog

Hope it is a sign of good things to come for many photographers down the line.

« Reply #102 on: March 13, 2014, 14:46 »
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I had a look at 500px and PRIME last night - I'd never looked at either before.

Saw a lot of beautiful images but came away with the idea that 500px is the Whole Foods of image purchasing - it has a lot of really nice stuff, but  isn't where you'd pick to do your day to day shopping because of all the useful, if somewhat pedestrian, things it doesn't have.

It's fine not to have jumping goldfish, handshakes, multi-ethnic business teams in impossibly white office environments, but I wonder just how much of a market there is for drop-dead gorgeous landscapes and a few soulful looking people in dark-ish settings?

I'll watch with interest - more ethical agencies competing for good images to shake up the existing mess can't be bad :)

farbled

« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2014, 15:35 »
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I want to get a hashtag going. #50percentordontbother

;)

 :)


Love it! Retweeted!
Me too (@Photominer)

« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2014, 05:44 »
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Three years of experience in 500px
1.Very poor sales. (Far less than Stockfresh, Cutcaster ...)
3.Private set will be made public (I do not know the case)

500px is still a long way to go ....

Ron

« Reply #105 on: March 14, 2014, 05:45 »
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I have prepared and watermarked my first 84 images to go up this weekend.

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« Reply #106 on: March 14, 2014, 07:38 »
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Every company can pay 70%. It's just that few choose to do so.

they can pay 70% because they don't spend much in advertising and therefore they make very few sales.

500px's strategy is the same old "crowdsourcing" seen already in the other PODs, it's not a market place and they spend very little in promotion and in acquiring buyers, it's up to YOU to bring buyers on your page just like with Zazzle, Cafepress, RedBubble, etc

in short, a nice platform but don't expect steady sales.

if you've all this time to bring buyers around, well, you better point them to your own site and keep 100% of the sales rather than feeding another middleman.



« Reply #107 on: March 14, 2014, 14:28 »
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Hi Alex!

Just noticed some Editorial pictures up on Prime, is that allowed or another bug?

https://prime.500px.com/photos/53762144

« Reply #108 on: March 14, 2014, 14:37 »
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just noticed as well that the same file is selling for 3$ at 500px, 250$ at Prime

« Reply #109 on: March 14, 2014, 14:38 »
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just noticed as well that the same file is selling for 3$ at 500px, 250$ at Prime

$3 is a lower res file, with a personal usage license. We've had that marketplace for years. Prime is a full resolution photo with commercial usage license.

« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2014, 14:39 »
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Hi Alex!

Just noticed some Editorial pictures up on Prime, is that allowed or another bug?

https://prime.500px.com/photos/53762144

We'll review it and remove if it is editorial. Editorial photos shouldn't be available on the site yet.

Ron

« Reply #111 on: March 14, 2014, 14:44 »
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Hmmm, so I need to pay to be able to upload all my images. 20 uploads per week or pay $25. Shouldnt that be covered in the commission you take?

And is it correct that I cant upload images, for example skylines, with logos? Do I need to follow the stock agency release regulations?

« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2014, 14:47 »
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Hmmm, so I need to pay to be able to upload all my images. 20 uploads per week or pay $25. Shouldnt that be covered in the commission you take?

And is it correct that I cant upload images, for example skylines, with logos? Do I need to follow the stock agency release regulations?


If you'd like to upload a bunch of photos, email help@500px.com with your username and we'll happily give you a week or two of unlimited uploads.

Right, logos and brands must be removed. And here's a guide for model and location releases: http://static.500px.net/docs/ReleaseRequirementFAQ.pdf

Ron

« Reply #113 on: March 14, 2014, 15:05 »
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Thats great.

I have all releases and all stock images are logo free. Good to know what to upload.

Thanks,

« Reply #114 on: March 14, 2014, 15:06 »
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Hi Alex!

Just noticed some Editorial pictures up on Prime, is that allowed or another bug?

https://prime.500px.com/photos/53762144

We'll review it and remove if it is editorial. Editorial photos shouldn't be available on the site yet.

same at the 500px website? how often do you guys check that? it's loaded with Editorial

EmberMike

« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2014, 15:09 »
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Does 500px have any plans to expand into other image types, like illustration?


« Reply #116 on: March 14, 2014, 15:11 »
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Hi Alex!

Just noticed some Editorial pictures up on Prime, is that allowed or another bug?

https://prime.500px.com/photos/53762144

We'll review it and remove if it is editorial. Editorial photos shouldn't be available on the site yet.

same at the 500px website? how often do you guys check that? it's loaded with Editorial

All photos can be posted on 500px, as long as the poster owns it.


« Reply #117 on: March 14, 2014, 15:11 »
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Does 500px have any plans to expand into other image types, like illustration?

We already accept fine art on 500px.com. No plans to include that in Prime at this time. Maybe in the future.

BD

« Reply #118 on: March 14, 2014, 15:34 »
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Does 500px plan on having an option in the future for contributors to automatically have a 500px watermark on their images (something like what Fine Art America does where contributors can choose to use the watermark or not)? Im not talking about prime, but on the regular site. I tried uploading an image with my watermark first and then without and it didnt work (both images were on the site and they werent connected). I ended up deleting my account because it seemed too complicated, and it seemed like it would be a pain to keep watermarking images to upload there. If I uploaded to 500px it would be some of my bestsellers and I dont want to leave those open to theft. Thank you for coming on here and answering our questions.

« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2014, 15:36 »
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Does 500px plan on having an option in the future for contributors to automatically have a 500px watermark on their images (something like what Fine Art America does where contributors can choose to use the watermark or not)? Im not talking about prime, but on the regular site. I tried uploading an image with my watermark first and then without and it didnt work (both images were on the site and they werent connected). I ended up deleting my account because it seemed too complicated, and it seemed like it would be a pain to keep watermarking images to upload there. If I uploaded to 500px it would be some of my bestsellers and I dont want to leave those open to theft. Thank you for coming on here and answering our questions.

No plans for that, but maybe. You need to upload the watermarked one normally first, then the non-watermarked one at 500px.com/store right next to the original upload. Email help@500px.com if you need help with it.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #120 on: March 14, 2014, 16:07 »
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Dumb question perhaps but I can't find the submission guidelines for images uploaded to the market for print sales.  Do you want jpegs or Tiffs, color space, etc..?

« Reply #121 on: March 14, 2014, 16:45 »
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Does 500px plan on having an option in the future for contributors to automatically have a 500px watermark on their images (something like what Fine Art America does where contributors can choose to use the watermark or not)? Im not talking about prime, but on the regular site. I tried uploading an image with my watermark first and then without and it didnt work (both images were on the site and they werent connected). I ended up deleting my account because it seemed too complicated, and it seemed like it would be a pain to keep watermarking images to upload there. If I uploaded to 500px it would be some of my bestsellers and I dont want to leave those open to theft. Thank you for coming on here and answering our questions.

No plans for that, but maybe. You need to upload the watermarked one normally first, then the non-watermarked one at 500px.com/store right next to the original upload. Email help@500px.com if you need help with it.

I believe it is essential, we can process big batches with watermark but it would be a lot easier if you guys manage that like all stock agencies do

« Reply #122 on: March 14, 2014, 18:31 »
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Alex, a couple of quick questions:

1) I see that 500px is interested in exclusive imagery for their Prime collection.  I'm interested in uploading images that would be exclusive to 500px for possible inclusion in Prime.  Is there anyway I can label those specific images "Exclusive," as part of the upload process?  Might save some time during the "Invitation" review period.

2) For the exclusive images I'll be uploading to be considered for Prime, would it be preferable to NOT enable personal downloads (just for those images) in my store? 

Thanks...

Ron

« Reply #123 on: March 15, 2014, 03:00 »
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There is a bug or small annoyance when uploading full res files to the store. When uploading an image, after its completed, the page refreshes, cancelling all other uploads in progress. So you can only upload one image at a time, wait for the upload to finish and then upload the next image.

Stock photographers upload hundreds of images a week, spread over many agencies, it needs to be as quick and painless as possible. For royalties worth pennies, we cant spent too much time on uploading. Its not worth it.

stockphotoeurope

« Reply #124 on: March 15, 2014, 03:16 »
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There is a bug or small annoyance when uploading full res files to the store. When uploading an image, after its completed, the page refreshes, cancelling all other uploads in progress.

There's a workaround: open many pages in different tabs. But of course that's not the way to go.

As you and Luis and many other said, an automated watermark is absolutely needed if they want our full ports. If they don't, fine: I am not going to spend 1000% more time to add perhaps 0.5% to my total earnings. I uploaded 100 pictures as a test and I spent 4 hours, that's enough for me until they upgrade their system.

I'm tired of repeating the same things (easy upload, IPTC, FTP, no categories,...) to every new site. Since they all come here to post, why can't they read as well?
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 03:22 by stockphotoeurope »


 

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