Are You Using 500px for Marketing @MediaNovak
500px is not for sharing your photos with friends and family. It’s not about posting to your favorite social network or printing. It’s not about your vacation or birthday party photos. 500px is about your best photos. It’s also a place you can see other’s best photos and create a “flow” for subjects and photographers that strike your fancy. You can do the same things with Flickr’s Explore feature (and you’ll see images from a much larger pool there) but in 500px you can see exactly how many people liked and viewed each photo.
And don’t worry, your pictures can be bigger than 500 pixels—the site and its name date back to a time when that was a reasonable image size based on cameras and monitors of the time. The site recently underwent a beautiful new redesign.
You can join 500px for free, but a $49.95-per-year paid account gets you unlimited uploads, premium portfolio designs, and your own photo blog. The unpaid account limits you to 20 uploads per week.
500px used to offer just a pricey $50 tier, but the new $20 Plus membership seems aimed directly at Flickr. A 500px Plus account will provide you with unlimited storage and access to your files, an unlimited number of collections, market functionality, and viewing statistics. This matches almost 1:1 with what Flickr is offering.