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Ron

« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2014, 03:20 »
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Yeah, I just figured that out with the multiple pages. The auto watermark would speed things up.

I think 500px isnt yet geared towards stock photographers in terms of upload process.


« Reply #126 on: March 15, 2014, 04:17 »
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... 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.

Wow! You are veeeryyy patient  :o  (or desperate?)
I had enough after 10 files uploaded... So, waiting for upgrade, meanwhile I do my work with others.

« Reply #127 on: March 15, 2014, 05:52 »
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Hi,

I've started to use 500px to display my fine art images, as from August I'm taking 2 years out of work to go traveling, from then on my top 15% of images will not be submitted to microstock (not that I have been submitting my best new images currently either) and will be displayed only on 500px, my own website, or offered on my own stock site, 500px has done what I had hoped when I joined, it directs traffic to my personal site (currently down).  It will be interesting to see which way Prime goes, I must have overlooked an email from them or was not very attracted by the 30%, either way they asked for some of my images, which I have submitted, 1 exclusive; they are all fine art, some of which have been tweaked and therefore the agencies overlook them, funny, as I have had some of these published!!!  When I could last be bothered to read into agency policy (in general) it usually stated something along the lines of, clients like images unprocessed so they can tweak blah blah blah, yeah great if your shooting white background whatever, but travel and landscape, architecture and so on can be left unappealing, thus leading a buyer to overlook the image.  500px Could offer a bit of a niche, I hope it does, and sticks to it! It wont work for every stock photographer as it will mean to much screen time on one image, for someone like me whose 70% freelance photography, 30% stock, it would be great. I will not be uploading my entire portfolio, only the stand out Images, I sincerely hope that Prime stays hand picked, tidy, fine art style images that buyers can go to and get a ready worked, stylish images.  There is some wicked stuff on 500px that agencies just don't have, we manage to market this type of work individually however time consuming so there is always a market to tap into.


stockphotoeurope

« Reply #128 on: March 15, 2014, 06:23 »
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Wow! You are veeeryyy patient  :o  (or desperate?)
I had enough after 10 files uploaded... So, waiting for upgrade, meanwhile I do my work with others.

Or both  :)

Actually, I have a set of 100 pictures - carefully selected as representative of my whole port - that I use as a test on all new sites and after six months with no or few or good sales I know what to do.

Spectral-Design.net

« Reply #129 on: March 15, 2014, 09:02 »
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I think what we see here is a clash between the community type platform and the needs of commercial and professional photo suppliers.

@ 500px: I really appreciate your effort and welcome every new market channel which differs from the established microstock model, but some parts of your strategy doesn`t make sense if you try to attract professional suppliers (IF this is your intention). I asume you primarily want to channel the best material which flows through your site into a high value commercial library, but cannot tell atm if you are happy to just pick from your existing community or if you want to attract professionals to supply especially to your new platform.

Many of us here are business People and do not just upload to sites to "show off" or just because they are proud of their work. We usually know what we are doing, supply a certain volume and quality and can adjust to most market needs. Aspects like having to pay to be able to upload more than 20 images per week does not make sense for someone who is a professional supplier. Nor does it help not to be able to know if any of our efforts will result in acceptance of photos in the prime market or later on in sales - which is the real goal for most of us. Usually, the more professional People here on the board need to calculate carefully their time and weigh it up with the real or potential sales they can make.

Right now, for me its fun to upload some more artsy stuff and see images getting "popular", but we all have to see how Prime will develope in the current market and how it will manage to get around in a Agency world coming from a community platform.

Good luck in any case, it would be great to see a different paradigm represented by you in the Agency landscape  8)

« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 09:05 by Spectral »

« Reply #130 on: March 15, 2014, 10:50 »
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It will be nice to see, what stockers have been uploaded there. Will you share your 500px.com/address? (if this kind of sharing is allowed here).

« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2014, 08:21 »
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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..?


Here's some guidelines for you: http://support.500px.com/customer/portal/articles/434750

« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2014, 08:23 »
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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...

To contribute photos you must upload them and enable them for sale in the 500px personal Store. Then we will request any photos we're interested in, and at that point you can select exclusive or non-exclusive. Thanks!


Ron

« Reply #134 on: March 17, 2014, 09:03 »
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Alex I will be paying the 25 dollar for a subscription. I want to have my portfolio activated and I want to upload in my own time. Thanks for the offer though, is appreciated.

Already had lots of activity on my 20 images. One made into the Popular pool, lots of new likes and favorites on my account.

Now we wait for $$$ :)

« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2014, 09:04 »
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Alex I will be paying the 25 dollar for a subscription. I want to have my portfolio activated and I want to upload in my own time. Thanks for the offer though, is appreciated.

Already had lots of activity on my 20 images. One made into the Popular pool, lots of new likes and favorites on my account.

Now we wait for $$$ :)

If you want to use the Portfolio feature (portfolios.500px.com) you need the $75 Awesome membership. Check 500px.com/upgrade to see what each membership offers. Thanks Ron!

Ron

« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2014, 10:30 »
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Sorry, I mixed that up. So I dont need an account then if its only to unlock the uploads.

Ugh, ok, back to the drawing board.

OM

« Reply #137 on: March 22, 2014, 07:29 »
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Spotted some images there with a price tag of $250 that can be had on Fotolia for subs price or $50 EL.

« Reply #138 on: March 24, 2014, 10:32 »
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I revisited my dormant 500px account.  I have a few images there.  Something that sends up a red flag for me is the various attributions.  Reminds me too much of Flicker or Deviant art.  Places that I avoid.

I don't want to put my work anywhere that encourages confusion about copyrights.  I want to put my work where it is crystal clear that my work is mine.  If you want it, you can buy a print or a license.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #139 on: March 24, 2014, 13:13 »
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Some excellent photography on this site.....if photogs buy from photogs it may be worth a try.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 19:23 by mlwinphoto »

« Reply #140 on: May 07, 2014, 02:22 »
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As I said in the other thread, review time seems to take forever, I don't know what your experiences about this issue are but it just doesn't sound good to me

« Reply #141 on: May 07, 2014, 08:23 »
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As I said in the other thread, review time seems to take forever, I don't know what your experiences about this issue are but it just doesn't sound good to me

Processing time is currently 2-3 weeks. We're working to get that down to 1 week, but have been overwhelmed with the number of submissions from our community. Don't worry though, once a photo is submitted, it's immediately available on 500px Prime, as well as for licensing via the License buttons on the photo's page on 500px. If we receive a request to license that photo before it has been processed, it will be fast tracked so we can close the sale that day. Thanks!


« Reply #142 on: May 07, 2014, 10:21 »
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As I said in the other thread, review time seems to take forever, I don't know what your experiences about this issue are but it just doesn't sound good to me

Processing time is currently 2-3 weeks. We're working to get that down to 1 week, but have been overwhelmed with the number of submissions from our community. Don't worry though, once a photo is submitted, it's immediately available on 500px Prime, as well as for licensing via the License buttons on the photo's page on 500px. If we receive a request to license that photo before it has been processed, it will be fast tracked so we can close the sale that day. Thanks!

Thank you for clarifing this out  :)

« Reply #143 on: May 11, 2014, 23:48 »
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« Reply #144 on: May 21, 2014, 20:49 »
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So have people started getting sales in 500px prime?

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« Reply #145 on: May 25, 2014, 05:44 »
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So have people started getting sales in 500px prime?

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And wat about a bestsellers stats page like all other stock sites?

« Reply #146 on: May 26, 2014, 08:35 »
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I was wondering the same thing.  Has 500px gotten any traction yet? I know it takes time, but.......inquiry minds want to know.

« Reply #147 on: May 26, 2014, 08:37 »
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I was wondering the same thing.  Has 500px gotten any traction yet? I know it takes time, but.......inquiry minds want to know.

We've been doing great! Doubling sales each month since we launched 3 months ago. Thanks for asking!

« Reply #148 on: May 27, 2014, 07:35 »
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That's amazing, it feels good to know that organizations that actually keep the photographers in mind are doing well.

A couple of small requests though, a best sellers page would be great as would be a page of the top searched items. Loved how you sent out a newsletter about how you needed urban street images, more of these in the future would really help us.

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« Reply #149 on: May 27, 2014, 08:11 »
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That's amazing, it feels good to know that organizations that actually keep the photographers in mind are doing well.

A couple of small requests though, a best sellers page would be great as would be a page of the top searched items. Loved how you sent out a newsletter about how you needed urban street images, more of these in the future would really help us.

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Awesome suggestions! We have a few new things coming, some as soon as this week. Including photographer Profiles on Prime, which would be the first step towards doing "Top Sellers" or something like that in the future. Follow @500pxPrimePD on Twitter, and we send out requests for images regularly! Cheers.


 

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