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!

  • Aperture—ƒ/8
  • Credit—Khürt L. Williams
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—3 September, 2015
  • Focal length—12mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—6s

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?

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