How can anyone say 'Amazon is not professional?' One of the biggest companies around that offers great deals and customer service. If you didn't know companies like Smugmug use Amazon for photographers RAW storage for many years know.And with Smug you have to pay by the image size to upload and download. This is a terrific deal.I've used Amazon for storage for years for other types of files including my image catalogs,PDFs,video,zip files,etc
davesurrey: I'm currently in Greece and tend to spend my hols in sunny climates. My Canon 7d plus lenses stayed at home and this time I brought my SX260 travel zoom, Pana GX1 MFT plus 20mm and 7-14mm lenses plus a newly acquired Pana FZ200 (bought used off eBay for £200 but as new.) The poor little SX260 hasn't been used more than once. I've used the MFT for super wide shots once and the FZ200, despite being the largest, has been my camera of choice, mainly due to its EVF. I would have been seriously interested in the Canon G7X but with no provision even for an external EVF it's a non starter for me. Pity.
Wow lots of Canon EOS M bashing.I've been a professional photog fordecades and I wanted something small to carry around instead of the beast in the giant camera bag. I have the 22mm f2 and 18-55 and I've gotten many images that have sold on various rights managed stock agencies. The focus isn't real fast I'd agree...I have the Fotodiox bracket and it makes it much easier to hold. I have gotten amazing photos at infinity with the 22mm f2 lens.After all it is an APS-C sensor which helps.I really am looking forward to Canon upgrading their sensors and producing some serious mirrorless cameras with great focus and dynamic range. SOny A7R but much better.
Hoping for a FF mirrorless with some smaller lenses and be able to use my Canon FF lenses or other brands with an adapter. Tilt screen,fast focus,focus tracking,wifi,gpsAlso hoping the images would have an amazing sensor like what is in the Sony RX/RX1.
eyedo: Thru the years,Apple has really killed off a lot of features and programs that people liked and would get use out of.Many were never replaced...
Open source software is getting my attention more these days.
Too bad nothing exists that I know of for post processing other than GIMP.
I'm a CC Subscriber..I was referring not only to Aperture but various productivity software Apple has produced and then pulled the plug on.But I will check those out because Adobe does a crap job on Fuji files
Thru the years,Apple has really killed off a lot of features and programs that people liked and would get use out of.Many were never replaced...
Sports Shooter: Zenfolio increased their annual subscription by 40%!! From $100 it's now $140 at the next renewal. Good things don't last forever.I like Zenfolio and I've been with them for 4 years, but 40% hike? Unacceptable
I have Smug and Zen...for years now.more than 375,000 images on both sites
I agree on the increase...Then they want to charge $150 for their 'directory' HA...my photo agents list me for FREE.
ryanshoots: A ride in a car is a ride in a car, so let's choose photographers the same way. Another platform to race to the bottom with.
This scares me. Suppose thieves want to 'find a photog' to steal their equipment! Suppose they pretend to want to hire you and send goons to get your gear and then the 'client' says 'he couldn't find you or whatever...It sounds pretty creepy.Seeing these days 'everyone says they are a photog just because they have a nice camera.' A person that's stolen photos from a real photographers website will probably be luring potential clients with a stolen portfolio.
eyedo: I had to sell my Nikon D600 for a big loss last year,pre announcement.
I hated everything about that camera,Especially the 20 giant oil splotches on 1200 images I had to retouch after a big client shoot.
I switched brands after that and I'm not looking back.
Not made up.I've been a professional photographer for more than 30 years. Used Nikon/Canon/Oly/Fuji thru the years. Nikon= worst service...Never needed repairs or had major problems with any of the dozens of cameras I've owned for myself or my photographers I represented thru my studios. Got burned with the D600 and D7000 both had oil spots.Major ones all over the frames.
I had to sell my Nikon D600 for a big loss last year,pre announcement.
I really resent the fact I have to pay for Adobe CC and I hope new programs will start up that will rival them!
Smeggypants: Some capitalist parasite that it claiming giving a photographer only 30% of the revenue from that photographer's own work is a good deal should be reviled.
Any decent photographer wouldn't corrupt themselves with this parasitic model. Boycott 500px, take pics for fun and share them for free.
I'm still making 6 figures in photography as are many of my friends busting their buns.Giving away is stupid.That menas someone is profiting off of you. That's being a real chump and a half and degrading the photography model as a career.How would you like if people took away YOUR job to work for free?
keb27: I ran a search on "Fair Trade Photography" and came up with this company: http://www.photographersdirect.com/. The website is not especially slick, but I like what they are about. Has anyone worked with them? It may be worth checking out.
I've not uploaded to that site in years but have made sales in the past.
Kenc68: 30% for photographers has been the industry standard for years. For those of you complaining, 30% of something is better than 100% of nothing. Most big businesses will go to an organisation rather than an individual for stock images as they will be dealt with in a manner familiar to them. This is how the business operates. It's not personal & certainly not a case of "money grabbing" it's just business.
I'm with agents all over the world and still manage to get 50-60%.I've licensed more than 44,000 rights managed images since 1979. I'm not with Getty and I will not do microstock.
I've licensed stock since the 1970s and this 500px deal is crap.30%..ha! Not much better than rights grabbing Getty.You are better off doing a great blog,getting active on Linkedin and Facebook and having an ecommerce site thru Zenfolio. $150 a year where you keep all but the Paypal fees and you set your own rates,can have prints made and get the name and address of the purchaser.
I'd be afraid my clients images would be hacked just by going thru the Adobe Cloud site for anything!
LaFonte: I like the perspective warp a lot. It is pretty smart.But then again, I am definitely not going to pay a subscription fee for any software.And it isn't even a subscription, it is RENTAL.The biggest reason for me s not to give them or any other company approval that this is the way to sell software, because then soon, everything else will be a RENTAL, Lightroom? Windows? MS office?Once the dollar signs appear in their eyes, the companies will not stop.
Open Office suite is open source and available for ALL systems
HBowman: After years of neglect and abuse by her parents, Adobe begins practising a form of psychoplasmic therapy (i.e. letting go of trauma through changes to the physical body). However, in the process, Adobe unknowingly creates a group of dwarf-like children through asexual reproduction in an external womb - children that, bonded to Adobe through a psychic connection, attempt to kill anyone who upsets their mother.
TitusXIII: There's no way I'd ever trade my X100 for the X100s.While I would like to have the option of the split-screen manual focusing aid, I believe the X100 sensor to be superior to the X100s.
I agree.I had the original x100 and later on the Black limited edition x100 which for some reason was better. I had the x100s earlier this year and didn't care for the IQ of the images. I'm a pro photog so I know how to work a camera. :-)However I thought the macro on the x100s and video were better than the x100.
Too much smoothing on these jpegs.It looks like everything was dipped in plastic.Skies are blown out as well.
Heck,my dslr's can do that for a lot cheaper!
I wanted to love this camera but I see it's no DSLR killer. Maybe checkbook killer though!