Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by sherlock, May 19, 2011.

  1. sherlock

    sherlock Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 31, 2011
    500px is Photography

    Some of you may of heard of it already, but it's a new photo-sharing site. I've just signed up, and what drew me to it was the UI: it's all about the photos (and it's what Flickr should be).

    It seems to be pretty stable so far, despite them getting a lot of traffic, and they do emphasise that you upload only your best shots. Minor quirks are the Flash uploader, which can be a bit buggy, but it seems like a great alternative to Flickr.

    (and from a business perspective, they have a revenue model, which is always a plus).
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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Thanks Matt. How does it work? Do you pay for your account or is there a free version as well i.e. like a Flickr regular or Pro account?
  3. sherlock

    sherlock Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 31, 2011
    It's exactly like Flickr in that regard: you sign up (free) and if you need more storage/more monthly uploads, you pay an annual fee.

    Think of it like Flickr 2.0.
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  4. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
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    I'll give it a try, my username is debit72
  5. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
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    just found this site and added those in this thread

    my username is Qmungous
  6. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
    my user is Kelly Vincent Gibbons
  7. j0sh818

    j0sh818 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    Cool! Give it a try. My user name is j0sh_m.

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  8. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Just joined

    User name is Stephen Geis
  9. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I'm on there.. Bob Brandoff
  10. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    Find me at Phillip Simmons
  11. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    I love that site and the photos are breathtaking and IT IS ALL ABOUT THE PHOTOS but whayt I like about flickr is the sense of community. I learned a lot from the groups and my contacts on there.
  12. dapipoy

    dapipoy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 31, 2011
    midlands, uk
  13. Marcula

    Marcula Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    Surrey, UK
  14. Dan Lopez

    Dan Lopez Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    Just signed up as 1DanLopez add me!
  15. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    I put all my better stuff on my Flickr pro account, then use the limits of the free 500px to force myself to only put my best shots there. Username is asherberry for anyone who would like to connect

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  16. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    I just set up an account...User name richardella
  17. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Hey friend! :biggrin:
  18. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    What has changed with Flickr? I have noticed that a few of the long time users around here have moved on? Too much amateur stuff?

    I am new to Flickr and, so far, have been really impressed with the community features. It seems like they are also very strong on the mobile integration side - native Apple tie in and now an Android app.

    I also grabbed a smugmug account, for sharing original files with family and friends and to have a better print option.
  19. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Flickr has become a vast wasteland of terrible photo's and fringe-dwelling posters.