Alastair Moore

Alastair Moore



I'm a 38 year old amateur photographer from the UK but have relocated to Sydney (via NZ, Canada, France etc). I'm mostly interested in landscape photography but branch out occasionally to take photos of people in natural and artificial light. I plan to pursue this side of photography a little more this year.
  • Nikon D700
  • Sinar F2
  • 20mm f2.8
  • 24mm f2.8
  • 28mm f2.8
  • 35mm f2
  • 50mm f1.8
  • 105mm f2.8 micro

First thoughts on 500px

Published May 9th, 2011

For some time, I've been wanting to find a change or replacement to Flickr. There's a lot of good to be said about Flickr - the community aspect is second to none and there are some amazing photographers on Flickr. However, their draconian approach to how it deals with members leaves a lot to be desired. While I've never personally experience the heavy hand of Flickr's moderators dealing out harsh punishments for what feels like insignificant offenses, it's a worry and I've been trying to find another place to keep my photos.

500px looks like it answers all my requirements. It looks fantastic, it's fast and it's superb value for money. That I can have my own personal portfolio site as well as the more usual "photostream" look and feel is great. I used to run a personal portfolio site but found I didn't have time to spare to keep it up to date and so with everything in a single place, 500px takes care of that side of things.

I've got a good feeling about 500px and I think we'll be hea ...

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