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The 10 Bestselling Photos on 500px and Why They’re So Popular

Its been 2 years since 500px expanded beyond being a simple photo-sharing service by launching a commercial licensing system for photographers. We were curious about what the bestselling photos on the service are, so we asked 500px to reveal the top 10 and tell us why each one is selling so well.

500px Expands into China with 500px.me, and Some Photographers Aren’t Happy

Back in July 2015, we reported that 500px had raised an additional $13 million in funding led by China's equivalent of Getty Images, the Visual China Group. The move suggested that 500px was working hard to offer its massive archive of 55 million images to photo buyers in Asia.

Today, 500px announced that it is officially expanding into China with the unveiling of a new website, 500px.me.

500px Unveils New Profile, Photo, and Discover Pages

500px today unveiled revamped profile, photo, and discover pages that aim to deliver a better experience to the 6+ million member community. The company says the new designs are based on user feedback, have been tested over the past few months, and have the goal of "enabling and rewarding visual creativity."

500px’s Latest iOS App is Getting Slammed

Earlier this month, the photo sharing service 500px rolled out a new version of its iOS app that focused on sleekness, simplicity, and social sharing. Media outlets immediately pointed out how similar the new app's look and feel is to other services, particularly Instagram.

Unfortunately for 500px, it seems that many users aren't responding well to the change: the latest version of the app is getting slammed by reviewers in the iTunes App Store.

500px Redesigns its iOS App to be Sleek, Simple, and More Social

It looks like 500px is putting its recent $13M in funding to good use: the company today announced a redesigned app for iOS that focuses on simplicity, personalization, and social. The company's goal is to showcase user photographs better and to make them more discoverable for other users on iPhones and iPads.

Practical Pointers for Getting Your Photos Noticed on Flickr and 500px

You have just composed your photographic masterpiece. After hours of planning, precise composition, and utilizing your technical knowledge, you have captured the perfect image. It's now time to share it with the world, but hours after posting your pièce de résistance, you've only received a meager two views.

In this article, we'll be discussing some basic tips for helping you make your work shine and become more noticeable on photo sharing sites.

6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty... without breaking the bank. Former TIME CEO and Curator Gallery owner Ann S. Moore told us in a recent interview, “Shame on you if you don’t have a website! You absolutely have to have one!” Today we'll be looking at a few of the top industry solutions for hosting your photography portfolio in style.

An Interview with 500px Founder Evgeny Tchebotarev Through Reddit’s IAmA

Editor's note: 500px cofounder Evgeny Tchebotarev recently made his second appearance on Reddit's IAmA community, asking members to ask him anything (his first one was five months ago). With Tchebotarev's permission, we're republishing the answers here along with some of his best personal shots.

500px Launches ‘Insights,’ New Analytics App for iOS

Today, 500px launched a new iOS app. It’s called 500px Insights and its purpose is to provide users access to the statistics of their 500px content. Not only does it provide statistics though, it’s also meant to provide a better promotional platform to strategically engage with their audience, all from a mobile device.

Lytro’s Interactive Light Field Images are Now Viewable in Full Glory on 500px

One of (if not the) main challenges Lytro faces as it attempts to bring light field photography into the mainstream is the fact that there aren't a lot of places you can actually experience the 'living' images where they're, to use Lytro's vernacular, alive.

Most places just don't support viewing of the interactive images, and while Lytro has taken some steps to remedy this in the past, the company just took what amounts to a giant leap.

Lytro Makes Interactive Web Player Open-Source, Partners with 500px for Integration

A major drawback of Lytro's technology has been the closed ecosystem its files are trapped in. Unable to be edited in programs such as Lightroom or viewed on the Web without a proprietary image viewer, the experience is lacking the ubiquity needed to gain the acceptance of the masses.

Well aware of this problem, Lytro today takes the first of what we assume will be many steps in the right direction, by announcing that their images will now be viewable on the Internet via a new, open-source WebGL player.

500px Prime Changes the Licensing Game, Lets Clients Search by Gender Preference

500px already 'changed the game,' or at the very least raised the bar, when the photo sharing site launched the 500px Prime licensing marketplace. Initially said to offer a 30% cut to photographers, they actually listened to feedback and flipped that number on its head before the final release. Now, those 500px users who want to license their work through 500px Prime make a 70% cut off the top.

But 500px is determined to keep shaking things up, which is why, today, they've decided to put some of the piles of social network data they have at their disposal to use and let clients search the service by gender preference. And this, they promise, is just the beginning.