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« on: September 01, 2017, 18:59 »
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Twice now (and I had a tiny port on there), once in June 2016 and again today, I've received notification that a photo of mine was sold on 500px. I removed my entire portfolio from there well over a year ago now.

As I've closed my shop on the site, I have zero visibility of the sale nor any way to actually retrieve the money short of another email back'n'forth with them.

After the first sale, I emailed them and was told that this sale was via a Distributor and that they took longer to process which is why there was such a big delay. I'm struggling to imagine that there's this long a delay on this tiny sale (I made $0.90).

I don't believe 500px remove photos even after you've deleted your port. They can continue to make money but make it difficult for you to claim your share (I was eventually offered a payment after I emailed them). You lose control of these images entirely.

I originally uploaded a lot of my more "arty" less microstock photos to 500px back before they joined the microstock market. I removed them precisely because I didn't want these particular images on the microstock market. But be warned, 500px do not honour your wishes or your ownership of your photos.


« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 20:21 »
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I deemed 500px scum bags when kelly thompson took over. When i deleted my port it took a couple of attempts with the word attorney in my emails. Finally left and good DAMMMMM riddance.

« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 20:31 »
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Twice now (and I had a tiny port on there), once in June 2016 and again today, I've received notification that a photo of mine was sold on 500px. I removed my entire portfolio from there well over a year ago now.

As I've closed my shop on the site, I have zero visibility of the sale nor any way to actually retrieve the money short of another email back'n'forth with them.

After the first sale, I emailed them and was told that this sale was via a Distributor and that they took longer to process which is why there was such a big delay. I'm struggling to imagine that there's this long a delay on this tiny sale (I made $0.90).

I don't believe 500px remove photos even after you've deleted your port. They can continue to make money but make it difficult for you to claim your share (I was eventually offered a payment after I emailed them). You lose control of these images entirely.

I originally uploaded a lot of my more "arty" less microstock photos to 500px back before they joined the microstock market. I removed them precisely because I didn't want these particular images on the microstock market. But be warned, 500px do not honour your wishes or your ownership of your photos.

Today I got a lot (really a lot) of notifications for sales made as far back as November 2016.
So I guess you also received notifications for photos sold, some time ago, through their distributor channels, possibly before you removed your photos.

Today's paycheck was substantial for me. Really good!

Overall, in 2017, they provided for me a nice 4 digit figure or, using a better known benchmark, as much as Alamy.
And their RPD is much better than anything you will ever get from SS, FT, IS or any other microstock agency you already work with.

A breath of fresh air in a declining industry!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 20:33 by Zero Talent »

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 20:36 »
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Twice now (and I had a tiny port on there), once in June 2016 and again today, I've received notification that a photo of mine was sold on 500px. I removed my entire portfolio from there well over a year ago now.

As I've closed my shop on the site, I have zero visibility of the sale nor any way to actually retrieve the money short of another email back'n'forth with them.

After the first sale, I emailed them and was told that this sale was via a Distributor and that they took longer to process which is why there was such a big delay. I'm struggling to imagine that there's this long a delay on this tiny sale (I made $0.90).

I don't believe 500px remove photos even after you've deleted your port. They can continue to make money but make it difficult for you to claim your share (I was eventually offered a payment after I emailed them). You lose control of these images entirely.

I originally uploaded a lot of my more "arty" less microstock photos to 500px back before they joined the microstock market. I removed them precisely because I didn't want these particular images on the microstock market. But be warned, 500px do not honour your wishes or your ownership of your photos.

A breath of fresh air in a declining industry!

Take a deep breath and stock up on plenty of Vaseline

« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 20:37 »
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Take a deep breath and stock up on plenty of Vaseline

Ha, ha! No need for vaseline between consenting adults  8)

« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 20:39 »
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PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 20:40 »
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Yeah well if it's consenting you must like it rough. Haahaha.  ;D

« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 20:43 »
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Yeah well if it's consenting you must like it rough. Haahaha.  ;D

I reserve my Vaseline stock for iStock, same as you and many others!  :P

That relation is really rough, not this one which gives me a double digit RPD!   ;)

vStock for iStock!   >:(
 
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 20:56 by Zero Talent »


 

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