Seriously, Is 500px Still Even Relevant to the Photography Community?

We can’t blame you if the recent 500px announcement is the first time you’ve heard from the photography community in a while

Photo sharing platform and photography community 500px has recently announced some major changes; the biggest of which involve shutting down its stock photo subsidiary 500px Marketplace and removing the option to license photos under the Creative Commons license. In place of the 500px Marketplace, the company began offering “a spectrum of premium and midstock-priced royalty-free imagery” directly and exclusively through Getty Images (worldwide) and Visual China Group (People’s Republic of China).

This begs the question: is 500px even relevant in the photo community anymore?

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