500px, the artistic photo-sharing platform, might just be about to launch a new revolution in stock photography. Prime, the site’s licensing arm, officially opened on April 3rd following a soft launch that started shortly after the beginning of the year. The service allows the site’s users to sell licenses for their images. Like microstock sites, anyone can upload and offer their photographs for sale. Unlike microstock however, the images are creative and artistic — and the fees and payouts are in three figures.
According to Evgeny Tchebotarev, 500px’s co-founder and CPO, Prime already has “tens of thousands” of …read more