Since 500px is plans to phase out Portfolios in the future, I already moved my portfolio. The portfolio with custom domain were the only reason I still had an “Awesome” account at 500px, so I wont be renewing that. As a new location for my portfolio I chose SmugMug. You can find my new portfolio on the same location: noroadhome.com. Unfortunately SmugMug doesn’t offer https yet for custom domains. In 2017 that is a shame, but for now it’ll be on http only. Have a look at it!
Today I pulled all my images from the 500px market place. I did it for 2 reasons:
- I never sold an image via the 500px market place.
- They reduced the percentage the photographer gets from 70% to 30%. So it’s no use in using their marketplace anymore.
So from now on, if anyone wants to use any my images, they’ll have to write me an e-mail and we’ll settle a deal directly.
During our holiday in Brittany (France) I made a short time-lapse of the night sky. Watch it fast, because it are a 100 images in only 3 seconds. An image was taken every 13 seconds during a 25 minute period.
A couple of years ago I drove past an industrial area in Antwerp (B) at night and I just had to stop to take some photographs. Only a Canon 400D and no tripod around, I still tried some long exposures. I recently post-processed one of those images in Lightroom and here’s the result.
Playing around with Photoshop and some plugins can give some great results. I made this image a couple of weeks ago in the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium. The adjustments are pretty simple to do, but I really like the result.
Recently 500px launched a complete new version of their portfolio system. Because there were some things in the old version I didn’t like and they promised the new ones to be much more customisable, I tried them as soon as posible. And I’ve got to say I’m impressed. The basic setup is pretty easy, but after that you can play around with a lot more settings and even customize your CSS. So I chose one of the new portfolio templates and adjusted it to my own preferences. And now I’m a very happy photographer. Check it out! Of course it can be found at http://noroadhome.com.