Saturday, May 21, 2011

500px? Never heard of it? Until now!

Have you heard about 500px? Well I had not either until this week. And I think I would not have heard about it if I was not a member of the Twitter Universe.

500px is a 'brand new' photo sharing site, from photographers to photographers. It is not 'brand new' but it's funny to witness a website boom first hand. It is a lot more exciting then Flickr to say the least! And the quality of the photography is INSANE!
A lot of big names have taken the jump to 500px as well. Names like Jim Patterson, Adam Barker, Jim Goldstein, Scott Hotaling and Vadim Balakin just to name only a FEW photographers I totally respect and look up to.

The cool thing about 500px is, is that you can 'like' or 'dislike' a photo (your photos are getting rated, it's like an easy way to see what works and what does not). There are categories you can put your shots into (makes it a lot easier to look at ONLY landscapes). A 'leader board' shows you popular, editors choice and upcoming work. You can add your work to a dedicated portfolio page. And there is an option to sell your shots as well. It is free but their is an option to pay a $50 annual fee and that lets you alter a bunch of things. I went with the free option for now. That means I am not 'AWESOME'. Oh well... that's ok.

I'm impressed to say the least. And as a graphics designer I have to say that this website looks so damn good and is so easy to use. You should give it a try and befriend me! You can find my profile at http://500px.com/odutrephoto.