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05/13/2012 01:46:26 PM · #101
//500px.com/photo/7557540
05/13/2012 03:03:05 PM · #102
This one I uploaded this morning seems to be getting attention on its own!

129 Views
32 Votes
13 Favorites

96.3 after 5 hours, and without DPCers (I think!)

Anyway, this one has potential to reach the front page!

//500px.com/photo/7552282

I have to figure this place out...so where do most people who I don't already follow know see the shots? Where is the (welcome) attention coming from?

ETA: Thx Margaret...yes, your right, Publish does have an option to reduce, and actually worked very well for me this morning.

Message edited by author 2012-05-13 15:05:10.
05/13/2012 05:34:04 PM · #103
Originally posted by Neil:


I have to figure this place out...so where do most people who I don't already follow know see the shots? Where is the (welcome) attention coming from?
To be honest I think 500px may have some paid people to boost the initial standing (?) This would be to encourage people to become Awesome (pay annual subscription) but I don't know for sure. I have put all my photos that reached 95+ into one set (//500px.com/MargaretN/sets/rated_95_). The common elements are - mountains, fog and sea. I haven't done as well with any other type. I think people check Fresh in specific categories but there must be a high noise-to-signal ratio doing it this way. There is also the self-feeding Upcoming - if a photo does well initially more people notice it. But the most important is to build up your Followers. I think some of the commenters do it to advertise their own images ("voted, visit my profile" style comments).I thought you have many great images in your DPC portfolio, most of those that do well at DPC do also well at 500px. Maybe try these:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_574277.jpg . Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_277676.jpg . Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_555892.jpg (there are many more)

I also think it is a good strategy to enter one photo per day or every two days. And hide the ones that don't score well. I have only one page of photos on the main page. I think few people venture into second and third pages of older photos. I use Sets and Profile for collections, the main page is only for the new and the highest scoring photos.
05/13/2012 08:15:51 PM · #104
Quick question seeing as this is a relatively recent thread: has anybody actually made money from this site? Either directly (from the site) or indirectly (eg. someone saw you on the site and contacted you for a shoot.)?? I'm extremely curious - thanks.
05/13/2012 08:53:03 PM · #105
so im still confused on one thing, how does the upcoming section work? what is it and how do you get there?
05/13/2012 09:20:56 PM · #106
Originally posted by mike_311:

so im still confused on one thing, how does the upcoming section work? what is it and how do you get there?


when i was more active several months ago it seemed that you were first placed on the fresh list, then after 3-4 votes in some short amount of time you were moved to the upcoming list. i believe the placement was by number of votes if you were receiving them regularly. after 6-7 more votes in "x" amount of time then you went to the popular list in rank order usually way down the list, then slowly moved up as you gained "affection".
05/13/2012 11:51:52 PM · #107
I had two images in a set receive a score without a vote. Strange. Here it is, some of may have seen it here in he film thread.
05/14/2012 12:09:30 AM · #108
Well I made it to 98...then the midnight hour struck and my score dropped to 86 or so.

Still a good reception for the image. I think I made page 7 with it.

@Ben - I think you got a score because you have a favorite for those images, even though there's no votes.
05/14/2012 12:42:30 AM · #109
Originally posted by MargaretN:

I thought you have many great images in your DPC portfolio, most of those that do well at DPC do also well at 500px. Maybe try these:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_574277.jpg . Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_277676.jpg . Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_555892.jpg (there are many more)

I just realized that you have already entered two of these but they were uncategorized and I thought the crop of the thumbs could be better.
05/14/2012 11:57:07 AM · #110
//500px.com/photo/7403276

Didn't want you to miss this great image.
05/14/2012 02:05:59 PM · #111
One of my favorites this year, honestly. Hope you like it:

//500px.com/photo/7566745

Message edited by author 2012-05-14 14:06:09.
05/14/2012 02:36:11 PM · #112
Originally posted by SwordandScales:

One of my favorites this year, honestly. Hope you like it:

//500px.com/photo/7566745


hope you dont mind the critique. i would love to see that one reprocessed. i honestly didn't see the balloon until after i examined the image for a while. it just gets lost above the person's head, i dont know if some selective coloring would work or a different crop, but you need to bring out that balloon more and make it the focus.
05/14/2012 02:42:42 PM · #113
for some reason, last night and today, my raining skittles image is getting lots of comments and faves from people who aren't following me. not sure what is setting that off unless its a chain reaction...
05/14/2012 03:41:56 PM · #114
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

I thought you have many great images in your DPC portfolio, most of those that do well at DPC do also well at 500px. Maybe try these:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_574277.jpg . Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_277676.jpg . Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_555892.jpg (there are many more)

I just realized that you have already entered two of these but they were uncategorized and I thought the crop of the thumbs could be better.


Yes, and when I first joined I just put a bunch up which almost guarantees they don't get "full marks" or attention.

But how do you change what's in the crop that it shows...I didn't see anything for that.
05/14/2012 04:10:23 PM · #115
Originally posted by mike_311:

for some reason, last night and today, my raining skittles image is getting lots of comments and faves from people who aren't following me. not sure what is setting that off unless its a chain reaction...


Maybe it's an editor's choice? Or people are just catching it in the favorites of someone else?
05/14/2012 04:24:29 PM · #116
Today's photo...up to 95.6!

//500px.com/photo/7588595
05/14/2012 04:50:43 PM · #117
Originally posted by Neil:

Originally posted by mike_311:

for some reason, last night and today, my raining skittles image is getting lots of comments and faves from people who aren't following me. not sure what is setting that off unless its a chain reaction...


Maybe it's an editor's choice? Or people are just catching it in the favorites of someone else?


i checked editors choice, its not there, its must be a chain reaction after being in someones elses flow.
05/14/2012 05:43:07 PM · #118
Originally posted by Neil:

But how do you change what's in the crop that it shows...I didn't see anything for that.

Go to Organizer and hover over the image, click on Edit. You'll be able to create a custom thumb in the Edit.
05/14/2012 07:29:59 PM · #119
//500px.com/photo/7603356 -- my latest

Haven't uploaded anything in a while..

eta: fixing link

Message edited by author 2012-05-14 20:50:16.
05/14/2012 08:08:18 PM · #120
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by Neil:

But how do you change what's in the crop that it shows...I didn't see anything for that.

Go to Organizer and hover over the image, click on Edit. You'll be able to create a custom thumb in the Edit.


Yep. Quite useful.

05/14/2012 08:21:12 PM · #121
I posted my Empty entry to my library last week, transferred it to my profile today. I don't see it in Fresh. Transferring from Library to Profile makes it public, correct? Can you folks see the image in your flow or under following?
05/14/2012 08:30:12 PM · #122
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I posted my Empty entry to my library last week, transferred it to my profile today. I don't see it in Fresh. Transferring from Library to Profile makes it public, correct? Can you folks see the image in your flow or under following?
The problem with the Library is that it records the date when uploaded and keeps it when you move it to the Profile. It is no longer Fresh.
05/14/2012 08:51:27 PM · #123
Originally posted by Neil:

Today's photo...up to 95.6!

//500px.com/photo/7588595


voted!!
05/14/2012 08:55:07 PM · #124
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I posted my Empty entry to my library last week, transferred it to my profile today. I don't see it in Fresh. Transferring from Library to Profile makes it public, correct? Can you folks see the image in your flow or under following?
The problem with the Library is that it records the date when uploaded and keeps it when you move it to the Profile. It is no longer Fresh.


That's too bad. Thank you.
05/15/2012 08:21:48 AM · #125
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I posted my Empty entry to my library last week, transferred it to my profile today. I don't see it in Fresh. Transferring from Library to Profile makes it public, correct? Can you folks see the image in your flow or under following?
The problem with the Library is that it records the date when uploaded and keeps it when you move it to the Profile. It is no longer Fresh.


That's too bad. Thank you.


you could delete and re-upload.. ^^

also, is the best time to upload early in the morning? because I uploaded my Empty entry at 7 last night and it already has gotten its score bumped down (less the 24hrs)...
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