Market is now better than ever! We’ve partnered with Ottawa's CanvasPop to offer you more printing options at preferred prices, higher commission for photographers, lowest price for printing your own photos, and new shipping rate for our fellow Canadians. Did you know that both 500px and CanvasPop are Canadian companies? 500px is based in Toronto and CanvasPop in Ottawa. Only five hours of driving apart we sure do think alike, a premium user experience and highest quality is built into both of our DNAs.
What are the new sizes?
There are three more sizes added to the canvas prints, making a total of five sizes: 24x36, 30x30, 20x40, 12x48, and 18x48 inches. Now photographers can set the size and crop in Store settings, selecting the exact crop of their photo pixel-to-pixel.
Are you selling prints at 500px?
We have negotiated a better rate, which means that with reduced shipping costs you will get a higher commission rate. Now your commission from each print increased to 46% and averages in profit to $63 per print.
Were you planning to print your own photos?
We worked to bring you the lowest price anywhere for the top quality canvas prints, guaranteed. If you enable your photos for sale, now you can buy your own prints without commission for just $109 plus $8.99 shipping.
Are you living in Canada?
We got great news for you! The shipping rate is no longer $38.99, the new rate is $8.99 per print without duties on delivery charge. Working with CanvasPop we’ve decreased the shipping cost by 70%. Hence, we matched our U.S. shipping rate.
Why join forces with CanvasPop?
"We take our photographers needs seriously," says Oleg Gutsol, CEO, 500px. "We only partner with brands that share our vision and commitment to excellence. With CanvasPop, we’ve found a company whose attention to detail, values and customer service matches the passion we have for photography."
Visit Market today to find the next great print for your home or office. There are photos for any taste, at great quality and large sizes. Finding that perfect photograph is easy with the offered browsing options. You can browse through photos which you’ve already added to Favorites, check out suggested Featured Sets, see what others are buying in Just Sold or use Search with keywords and places that you have in mind.
Today we'd like to introduce you to Alejandro Ferrer Ruiz, a macro photographer from San Roque, Spain. He translates his love of beauty that exists in most miniature things into colourful and delicate photographs of bugs. Making it easy to fall in love with his tiny world of insects.
Did you know that Alejandro has shot all these photographs with a Nikon D90? Visit his 500px page to find out more about Alejandro Ruiz, add him to friends and view his work. Also check out his Store page to see what photos can be bought as prints or desktop downloads.
Thanks for reading! Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their wonderful photos. Every week we do a mini feature introducing you to a photographer from 500px community and his/her body of work. This could be you, email us firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about yourself and your work.
Want to get featured on our blog? Every Monday a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile, then email us the links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. For announced theme and deadline continue reading. This week's theme was: Milk
Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and send us the links to email@example.com. Deadline is November 11th at 12pm (EST). Big thanks to everyone who participated this week!
We love Halloween at 500px! To spread our spooky holiday cheer we hosted a Halloween twitter contest, asking you to tweet us your Halloween photos with hashtag #500pxhalloween from October 21st to November 2nd and win Awesome accounts. The lucky winners are:
Thanks to everyone who participated! With the holiday season around the corner make sure to follow our social media pages for exciting contests and giveaways. To follow us on Twitter visit us at twitter.com/500px and to get Facebook updates like our page facebook.com/500px.
Seeing "Scars" photograph for the first time leaves you wanting to know the history behind it. This guest post is by Julian Holtom, the man who took this photograph. Julian is a freelance photographer and entrepreneur based in Wakefield, United Kingdom. His rich photographic past beautifully translates into his photographs and "Scars" is a great example of the same. Without further ado, here is Julian’s and Liara’s tale.
Liara approached me to shoot her via a modeling site, where she will have no doubt faced relentless prejudice from many photographers only wanting to shoot bright orange, pneumatic breasted, dirigible headed models. Fortunately, not my cup of tea.
We arranged an initial meeting and talked through some ideas, why she was doing what she was doing and so forth. My initial feelings of wanting to help her through my photography were amplified tenfold as a result. If my work with her could help in any way to promote her causes, brilliant, and a bonus if it helped to give her more confidence in herself.
Shoot day arrives, and despite the freak snow fall causing havoc across the North, she still manages to get the train half way across the country, and arrives early. All too often models will cancel on a whim, but not this lady. We discussed the two shots we were certain we wanted over a mug of builders tea and got down to it. Her sporadic giggling throughout the afternoon was infectious and made for a thoroughly enjoyable shoot, and boy does she light up the room when she’s smiling, you get a glimpse of her inner spirit, indomitable. Before I knew it, the shoot was over, I took Liara back to her train and sent her safely on the way home. Shots backed up, contact sheets exported and sent for her to look at. It’s a wrap.
During her time with me I explained I’d like to do a post on this, the causes she’s supporting through her work, and asked if she would like to share with anyone reading what her motives were for doing what she does.
Thanks Julian and Liara for sharing your story, and thank you for reading. If you'd like to see more of Julian's work or add him to friends visit his 500px page.