Smashed my 500px lens.

500px Now 100% Owned by Visual China Group (Michael Russell Photography Photoblog)

So what now?

No matter what networks you share your work to – having your own website and making it the center of your activity is a good idea. It is only on your own website that you can truly control your content. Buy a domain name if you don’t already have one. I host mine with Dreamhost.com, though there are a lot of other great hosts out there. Research them before you sign up – and get the level of hosting you require. I also host my Image Library on a site called Photoshelter. If you just have a few photos online at this point you could start with a some basic WordPress galleries and get some experience with that platform.

Good luck!

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I deleted my account and sent a request to 500px to delete my images from all servers under their control. Fingers crossed.

Keeping my images on my website may be the only way I can keep some control of my copyrighted content. Now what about Instagram?

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. I am passionate about photography. Expect to find writing on cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and bird photography.

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