So, why do people join? The 500px Directory is a website that connects clients with photographers they can hire for specific assignments. Every single picture uploaded gets automatically to the Fresh page, which is sorted by date. Thank you so much for this post! I made some guesses and they were close but now it all makes sense. This is awesome, thank you! The audience is highly varied, ranging from casual users who only use Flickr for photo sharing to dedicated photographers. Users may or may not have these features turned on though. This will result in more views and votes in the long run. However, although Flickr has been quite successful in bringing high-profile clients, 500px is still employed by many professional photographers as a marketing tool.
And the amazing 10 000 views in less than 2 days on my photography was a wow experience. People will see your comments and often click on your name to checkout your work. I was actually looking for such a website for some time now, and dunno how I could miss 500px! Hey Jason, I just uploaded my first 10 images on the 500px. They allow you to create a basic standalone website with the photos you have uploaded to 500px. Good post-processing is of a critical importance.
Within these groups, forums allow members to be included in discussions or ask questions. Now I'm scouring my photos for the good ones to upload. I think most writers looking for images would go to a big site like Shutterstock first. Also as you might have guessed I totally checked out the terms and conditions on YouPic and they do not steal rights to the photos. There are so many photographers on 500px who leave the same comment on every photo. On the flip side, we struggled with WebP losing fine detail and texture in smooth and slightly textured areas of an image.
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The timeframe in which you get views from fresh is extremely limited. This is how you can start to collect a following. Clients can then follow these links to see more of your work. And this is why the photos that end up on the first few popular pages end up with hundreds or thousands of votes. As a 500px member, you can sell your photos through their stock photo marketplace. In this article, we will discuss further about: — The audience types on 500px and Flickr — The sharing control on each site — The features and benefits of each site — The marketing aspect on 500px vs Flickr — Which photography website that is better for your portfolio Overview Although both 500px and Flickr are popular photography websites, you may need to take into your consideration the fact that these two websites were initially designed for different kinds of users. The Fresh page refreshes every 2 to 5 minutes, so just be patient.
Leave the cute cat photos to other platforms, please. Your Directory profile is now complete. First off, although I may only have about , it is only spread out among 12 pictures. So that makes me an above average, but certainly nowhere near top, uploader on 500px, I guess. I really appreciated this post and I will make sure to take your advice! Notice how the watermark is left out and how the main content of the frame is tightly included. You actually get higher resolution images on the iPad than you get on the website! This post is amazing and so very helpful! Well, people obviously want to get more views, likes, and favorites, but there is more than that. And after 24 hours, your pulse automatically drops by 10, and slowly thereafter.
Clients can then follow these links to see more of your work. You can easily link the image that you display on your blog to your Flickr page. But if you have already reached the Popular section, most of the heavy work is already done. Thanks for the interesting article and keep up the good work! Fill out the profile form and click Next. Because I would really like to know.
If you upload regularly, and have good, high-quality images then you should get regular views. Had that same person uploaded one image per day, they might have gotten three votes out of me instead of just one. Viewbug runs contests some with quite good prizes but their are so many pictures posted, good and bad, your chances of winning anything seem very slim. Finally, the Follow and Share buttons are also very prominent, making sure anybody that likes your work can show their appreciation without digging around. Flickr or 500px: Storage and sharing When considering whether to use Flickr or 500px, you may first want to decide how many photographs you want to share. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Thank you for your time and good will to share what you learned in one year being a 500px user. Most of the really good pictures have already reached a score of 90 while still in the first 2 or 3 pages of Upcoming! An example of bad cropping. Glad you guys reviewed it. As it happens, other companies had run up against this issue as well. Let us know by commenting below why you want to share your photography online? Purely from a marketing point of view, this makes 500px a worthwhile time investment for me. If you use Adobe Lightroom, check out the 500px Lightroom plugin.