500px Announces New Licensing Service, Gives Photogs 30% Cut

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If you’re an avid 500px user, then you’ll be happy to know that the company has created a licensing service. It’s called 500px Prime. In the blog post that the company announced the service in, they summarized a couple of key points. Firstly, their licenses start at $250. Then you’ll be getting 30% of the sale–which means that if some how or another their master negotiators snag a $1,000 deal, you’re getting $300 of that.

If you want to be part of prime, they’re encouraging you to send their team an email (primephotographers@500px.com) to let them know.

It was only a matter of time until 500px decided to take the stock photography approach. But despite them being your own personal stock agent, effective self-marketing is still one of the best ways to get your photos seen and sold. In which case, why you would you only give yourself a 30% cut? If you don’t have a network of editors at your fingertips though, then this could probably help you score some beer money at most.