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?
This is an app review done with screenshots. In brief, the 500px Release app provides an easy way for photographers to create model and property releases.
You know that type of photo: amazing locations, wonderful light, colorful sunsets, starry skies, waterfalls, ocean waves, tropical beaches, brilliant colors. Most of them revealed a mastery of technique, accurate choice of location, delightful composition, masterful post-processing. Each one of those photos could have won a contest, get printed on a calendar or poster, graced the pages of a magazine or got a million likes on social networks. There was even a photo that was almost identical to Peter Lik’s Phantom, the most expensive photo ever sold.
And yet, after having seen the slideshow roll around three or four times, I was disgusted and wanted to throw my jug of beer at the screen. I even contemplated giving up landscape photography and picking up some other genre. That much beauty had left me numb and a feeling not unlike how you feel after binge eating a ton of chocolate or sweets.From “Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?”
One of the Arcanum assignment involves doing an analysis of 10 images from at least three photographers I admire. After looking around on 500px I felt exhausted and dejected. My images are shit compared to what I found.