Photography Sharing Redefined: 500px
I’ve been gone for too long my friends, but I am back to tell you all about a site that has dominated my browser for the last few months. The site I want to talk to you about is called 500px. 500px is a photo sharing website which has attracted AAA photographers from all walks of life, due to its simplistic sharing design, feature set, and incredible image quality. The first thing you notice as you arrive to 500px land from FlickRville is how cleaner images look on 500px. They just pop off your screen. 500px combines their image quality with a like it/dislike it image rating scale, which almost ensures that great images always rise to the top. Though as of right now, most images you find in the popular section feature foreign women with very large breasts. I can only complain so much about that one.
I’ve slowly been adding images to my collection and toying with the idea of ditching FlickR and 4ormat.com entirely to build my online portfolio on 500px. For $50 dollars a year you can become AWESOME which gives you access to unlimited uploads, multi page portfolio layouts, google analytics, ad free pages, custom domain and much more. It’s a great value in comparison to other portfolio based websites.
However, my favorite part of 500px is looking at the marvelous artwork of my fellow photographers. Surfing through 500px can be a very painful experience. Every image seems to be crafted by imaging gods. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a “bad” photo on the site. 500px is full of some of the best images covering a range of different subject matter. Though “Nudes” may dominate the Popular section of photos, the Editor’s choice section features some of the most astounding photographs from the wild life, landscape, and portraiture arenas I’ve ever seen. A great feature is the ability to buy high quality prints at a variety of sizes and canvas style.
A lot of people have been shouting from the rooftops about how FlickR is going the way of VHS, I’m not exactly on that bandwagon, but I’m reaching to jump on it. With 500px taking off and Google+ luring people like Trey Ratcliff to their yard, FlickR seems to be in need of a refresh. Will they refresh it? Only time will tell.
P.S Check out my 500px photo collection here!
P.P.S: $10 off your 500px AWESOME upgrade with the promo code “FRIENDS” Can’t say I never did anything for ya!