LOS ANGELES: The world’s premier photography community, Tuesday announced the public availability of 500px for Business, a suite of industry-leading photography-on-demand services. 500px for Business enables global scale, custom, on-demand photography, the ability to source VR imagery, and the power to measure imagery conversion success. Already in use by major international brands, including travel heavyweights Lonely Planet and Airbnb, 500px is the largest on-demand photography platform in the world, and the only one offering clients deep insight into image conversion.
“500px for Business is enabling photography projects of a scale never before possible,” said Andy Yang, CEO of 500px. “Visual intelligence is absolutely key – as brands and businesses continue to expand globally, they require quality images with a local, authentic feel. 500px for Business presents a core offering of data and insights while embracing the high quality and sheer scale people have come to expect from working with 500px.”
500px for Business draws upon its eight million global photographers to make on-demand photography available and affordable on a scale never before possible. Now, regional, national and global brands can – in a matter of hours – mobilize hundreds or thousands of photographers internationally against a custom creative brief, at a cost comparable to buying stock imagery. They can then pick from hundreds to thousands of bespoke images, including 360-degree photos, in a matter of days or weeks, and test those images for customer response.
“When Lonely Planet redesigned our destination pages, we wanted to make sure the images we used were new to our audience, compelling and inspired travel to each destination,” said Josh Vogel, Lonely Planet’s Digital Content Manager. “That would require time and resources commissioning thousands of photos. 500px for Business effectively managed this process for us, allowing us to quickly and affordably refresh our website with engaging imagery.”
500px makes the client experience easy and offers guidance through the process:
Create: The client creates an Assignment brief, which includes details of what is to be shot, specific locations, time slots for shooting, deadlines and a budget allocation. 500px then matches the project to vetted photographers regionally or internationally.
Capture: Photographers from L.A. to Thailand submit custom shots if they accept the assignment. With millions of photographers from around the world, almost every city in the world can easily be covered. Photos can be purchased for exclusive use by the client if desired.
Curate: The client reviews all images in the dashboard and chooses the best ones for immediate use and testing. Creative teams can use a collaborative dashboard to organize, select and test imagery.
Convert: Once a set of effective images is chosen, customers can add a snippet of web code to their website. The images are then cycled through on the customer’s site, tagged with the action desired, be that click, purchase, etc. Those photos that achieve that goal stay in rotation, while others are dropped.
Pricing: 500px for Business engagements start at about $3,000 USD per month and up, depending on scope.
Launched in 2009, 500px is a global online photography community and the world’s foremost photography on-demand platform. Images on 500px represent the work of over eight million professional and hobbyist photographers. Through 500px for Business, 500px works with Fortune 50 companies as well as thousands of creatives who use community sourced images in their campaigns and products.
500px is venture backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Visual China Group and ff Venture Capital and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit 500px.com.
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