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« on: January 21, 2015, 19:53 »
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What is 500px. They have 50,000,000 pictures, they say, and the ones I saw were really good, maybe not altogether  stock images, but good. They aren't listed here. Can anyone tell me?



« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 20:07 »
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I just dumped them. They can keep my $17.  Upload was impossible and no watermarks on big images.  There are threads in her on 500px. Do a search and you might find more details.

Good luck.


« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 12:37 »
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Hey nitrus,

500px is a photo community for discovering, sharing, selling, and buying amazing photography (full disclosure - I work there). Our community's photos are available for licensing at prime.500px.com. You're right - it's not your typical stock photography marketplace.

The link KnowYourOnions posted is a bit out of date now, a lot has changed over the past year :) We now offer one of the highest royalty rates in the industry - 70% net for every license sold.

Mantis, I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with uploading. If you like, shoot me an email at adri@500px.com and hopefully I can help address some of your concerns.

Already closed my account.

« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 18:46 »
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Hey nitrus,

500px is a photo community for discovering, sharing, selling, and buying amazing photography (full disclosure - I work there). Our community's photos are available for licensing at prime.500px.com. You're right - it's not your typical stock photography marketplace.

The link KnowYourOnions posted is a bit out of date now, a lot has changed over the past year :) We now offer one of the highest royalty rates in the industry - 70% net for every license sold.

Mantis, I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with uploading. If you like, shoot me an email at adri@500px.com and hopefully I can help address some of your concerns.

Already closed my account.

i go in to looksee the site. i was discouraged because their photographers look more the same bunch at flickr, all looking for thumbs up and likes. the commission and big sale potential are nice but
they don't look like they want to sell anythiing for us, just gain traffic like flickr, fb,social media boredom.

« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 22:31 »
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Hey nitrus,

500px is a photo community for discovering, sharing, selling, and buying amazing photography (full disclosure - I work there). Our community's photos are available for licensing at prime.500px.com. You're right - it's not your typical stock photography marketplace.

The link KnowYourOnions posted is a bit out of date now, a lot has changed over the past year :) We now offer one of the highest royalty rates in the industry - 70% net for every license sold.

Mantis, I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with uploading. If you like, shoot me an email at adri@500px.com and hopefully I can help address some of your concerns.

Already closed my account.

i go in to looksee the site. i was discouraged because their photographers look more the same bunch at flickr, all looking for thumbs up and likes. the commission and big sale potential are nice but
they don't look like they want to sell anythiing for us, just gain traffic like flickr, fb,social media boredom.

Agreed. I was hoping cor another outlet to place my images but they just arent for me.

« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 16:19 »
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Reviving this thread to add my first true 500px Prime experience: I just had a $245 sale. That's a personal record. Even on Alamy I've never received more than $150 on a single sale before.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 17:01 »
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I thought their licence was 250$ so you get 175$?

« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 17:36 »
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I thought their licence was 250$ so you get 175$?

That's been my experience. I've sold three there since summer. Not a lot, but at $175 a pop, it's not so bad. I only have 60 or so images up. The sales potential is there. They have a new $50 web license, but I'm not sure what that does.

« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 20:15 »
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Before I waste a lot of time on this - could someone give me a quick bottom line on 500px?  Is it another exclusive club that accepts a chosen few, or can anyone come in?  Do all photos get exposure or is it another crazy 'curating' game like Crated?  What's the 'catch'?  Every new site has one :-)



ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 20:29 »
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  What's the 'catch'?  Every new site has one :-)
As do all the old ones.

« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 20:44 »
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  What's the 'catch'?  Every new site has one :-)
As do all the old ones.

Yes and I've already wasted way too much time on them.  :-)    Now I'm a lot more skeptical.   

« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 21:07 »
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Before I waste a lot of time on this - could someone give me a quick bottom line on 500px?  Is it another exclusive club that accepts a chosen few, or can anyone come in?  Do all photos get exposure or is it another crazy 'curating' game like Crated?  What's the 'catch'?  Every new site has one :-)

There is some free option but generally you have to pay for the sweets  ;)

« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2015, 21:25 »
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Before I waste a lot of time on this - could someone give me a quick bottom line on 500px?  Is it another exclusive club that accepts a chosen few, or can anyone come in?  Do all photos get exposure or is it another crazy 'curating' game like Crated?  What's the 'catch'?  Every new site has one :-)

There is some free option but generally you have to pay for the sweets  ;)

Oh, so it's Pay To Play.  I think I remember that now.   Oh well.


Semmick Photo

« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 02:12 »
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Same as faa. Made my money back on faa 100 fold. Made my money back on 500px 15 fold in the first year. Great catch

« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 02:49 »
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There is some free option but generally you have to pay for the sweets  ;)

But you don't have to pay to sell images and earn money :) If you need some extra "sweets" than yes, pay some $ for this.
If you have free account you upload up to 19 images weekly. My first sale came around 30-50 images in port.
You can sell some images exclusively for higher money but you chave a choice still.

Now the bad news - they don't give watermark on images that can be easy shared, so you have to do double work: prepare and upload small size with your watermark, and then upload oryginal size to shop so you could sell it. I don't understand their policy in that thing. It's not so complicated to set up system to do this work for us...
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 02:57 by Ariene »

« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 03:14 »
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Not sure when this started but they have a deal with Adobe now where you get PSCC subscription along with your premium membership for $13.75 per month. So the 500.px membership is really only costing you 3.75 per month.

Get a sale and it covers your membership for a long time.

Personally, I don't have a CC subscription but am thinking pretty hard about getting one, seems like a good deal.

https://500px.com/upgrade

« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015, 04:18 »
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My run-down of 500px is simple:

1. I joined them before there was a (true) sales function, because at the time I was looking for an alternative to Flickr, which was more and more looking like Yahoo had finally run it into the ground. I like online photo pages with social interaction features (the "likes" everybody around here hates so much) and I had over the years made very positive experiences with sales through them (people messaging me because of a photo on Flickr and me ending up making a direct sale).

2. It turned out they were different from Flickr in a couple of ways. Mostly, their much sleeker design and inherent focus on quality rather than quantity in your portfolio attracts a very different crowd. Many "fine arts" folk and less of a "gear enthusiast" community like Flickr tends to attract. Not judging here, I am more of a gear enthusiast myself, but I like looking at fine art, so I like both.

3. I never paid a cent to them. I have a free account, and at the moment I don't think I see the need to upgrade. Maybe for their portfolio function, but I shall decide that later.

4. Today, they are a site were I put my most "artsy" photos, the ones I myself like best. I then link to it when I want to show someone what I can do. So they are a portfolio. However, they also have their market, and while this was my first real sale, it is a very nice one.

5. Yes, I ended up *getting* $245. I don't know how, it must have been some license that is not shown among the standard stuff. Contributors get 70% (gasp!), so the sale must have been for $350.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 12:38 by MarcvsTvllivs »

« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 04:42 »
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Maybe this image was exclusive here?

And of course congrats on your sale! ;)

« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 04:54 »
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Maybe this image was exclusive here?

And of course congrats on your sale! ;)

No. I don't have exclusive images on 500px.

Milleflore

  • Australia
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 05:52 »
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Hey nitrus,

500px is a photo community for discovering, sharing, selling, and buying amazing photography (full disclosure - I work there). Our community's photos are available for licensing at prime.500px.com. You're right - it's not your typical stock photography marketplace.

The link KnowYourOnions posted is a bit out of date now, a lot has changed over the past year :) We now offer one of the highest royalty rates in the industry - 70% net for every license sold.

Mantis, I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with uploading. If you like, shoot me an email at adri@500px.com and hopefully I can help address some of your concerns.


Hi Adriana

Is there a possibility of having watermarks in the future? If it wasn't for this problem, I would join 500px in a flash. As it is now, I just don't have the time to do all this extra work.

Annie

« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 10:28 »
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Hey nitrus,

500px is a photo community for discovering, sharing, selling, and buying amazing photography (full disclosure - I work there). Our community's photos are available for licensing at prime.500px.com. You're right - it's not your typical stock photography marketplace.

The link KnowYourOnions posted is a bit out of date now, a lot has changed over the past year :) We now offer one of the highest royalty rates in the industry - 70% net for every license sold.

Mantis, I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with uploading. If you like, shoot me an email at adri@500px.com and hopefully I can help address some of your concerns.


Hi Adriana

Is there a possibility of having watermarks in the future? If it wasn't for this problem, I would join 500px in a flash. As it is now, I just don't have the time to do all this extra work.

Annie

No watermark?

« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 11:29 »
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Same as faa. Made my money back on faa 100 fold. Made my money back on 500px 15 fold in the first year. Great catch

I sell now and then on FAA so maybe 500px is worth a try.   You're talking about print sales on 500px, right? They're a POD?

Semmick Photo

« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 11:32 »
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They are not POD but licences, IIRC


 

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