500px Launches World’s Largest Global Photographer Directory and a Premier Collection on Adobe StockJanuary 24, 2017
Photographers in 11,000 Locations Across 191 Countries Can Now Connect Directly with Clients
As part of its continued commitment to helping photographers increase their visibility and garner work, 500px today announced an easy-to-use global photographer directory, searchable by both specialty and location. This is the newest addition to its industry-leading global photography-on-demand service, currently serving clients such as Airbnb, The Travel Corporation, Google and Lonely Planet. 500px also announced it will collaborate with Adobe Stock to offer Adobe users a select set of compelling 500px images in the Adobe Stock Premium collection.
Currently in beta, the Directory already has 50,000 photographers in more than 11,000 locations representing 191 countries. It offers photographers a chance to connect directly with customers and set their own rates for offline work. 500px clients can easily find talented photographers by specialty and location in the self-service tool. The 500px team also uses the Directory to find the right photographers for its large corporate custom photography-on-demand assignments around the world.
Prospective clients can browse photographer profiles by geographic location and specialty. These profiles include brief photographer bios, self-selected photo galleries of their best work, their availability, the equipment they use, and the languages they speak. When clients find someone they like, they simply click the “Hire” button to initiate a contract discussion.
An extension to the Directory – the Directory API – is currently in private beta. This API allows companies to embed lists of photographers onto their sites, giving their customers self-serve access to custom imagery from local photographers.
“The Directory is a natural extension of our world-class photography-on-demand offerings, making 500px the go-to destination for global image buyers to find the right photographer for any custom job, large or small,” said Andy Yang, CEO of 500px.com. “Collaborating with Adobe Stock Premium means added exposure for our photographers as well.”
The 500px Adobe Stock Collection
A select set of images from 500px will now also be found in the Adobe Stock Premium collection, which is a highly curated collection of over 100,000 images sourced from some of the world’s leading photographers and agencies. Each image has been carefully selected by a team of expert curators for its striking visuals, emotional engagement and impeccable technical quality.
“As we incorporate the best of 500px into Adobe Stock’s Premium collection, our creative community will gain access to a diverse showcase of images,” said Scott Braut, head of content at Adobe. “In turn, the large network of 500px members will also now be able to reach millions of creative buyers through seamless and native integration between Adobe Stock and Adobe Creative Cloud.”
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 nine million professional and hobbyist photographers. Through 500px for Business, 500px works with Fortune 500 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.
About Adobe Stock
Adobe Stock offers over 60 million royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, illustrations and graphics from top creatives around the world. Adobe Stock is available both as a standalone service and as a part of any Creative Cloud plan. The deep integration with Adobe Creative Cloud allows users to search and license assets right inside their favorite apps without interrupting the creative workflow. Artists can also contribute seamlessly and get rewarded for their work sold on Adobe Stock.