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On en avait déjà parlé il y a quelque temps sur ce topic mais j'en remets une louche avec ce récent article intéressant (english) que je viens de lire sur le blog d'un photographe et qui explique le système de notation de 500px
ainsi que le meilleur moment de la journée pour poster une photo
| The rating system. |
The thing that makes 500px unique over other photo sharing sites is its time and popularity-based rating system. Users may comment, like (i.e., vote), and/or favor other users’ photos. Liking or favoring a photo will increase that photo’s “pulse” rating. A pulse starts at 0 and can reach a maximum of 100. (Actually reaching 100 is very, very rare. I only know of two photos uploaded to 500px to ever reach 100. The site’s creators once thought that 100 was a theoretical maximum that would never actually be reached!) A photo gets 27 pulse points for its first like or favor. Each additional like or favor increases the pulse less and less. Once a photo gets in the 90s each additional vote or favor may only be worth 0.1 pulse points or less! A photo is considered “Upcoming” if it receives a pulse of about 75 and “Popular” once it reaches about 80. 500px has a “Popular” page were you can see the day’s most popular photos. It’s not uncommon for the first image on that page to have a pulse of 99.9. At the end of the day though, every photo’s pulse drops by some percentage. If you had a 99.9 during the day, at the end of the day you won’t. This opens up the opportunity for another photo to reach the top of the popular page tomorrow.
One important thing for all 500px users to know is what “end of day” means. 500px is based in Toronto, ON, Canada. End of day is midnight Toronto time (EST). This means that the worst time to upload a photo is just before midnight on the East Coast (you could get some points right away and then have them deducted at midnight!). The best time then would be shortly after midnight, in order to give your photo the most time to accumulate a high pulse. The point deduction doesn’t happen exactly at 12:00, so uploading at exactly 12:01 isn’t necessary. I’ve seen the people at 500px recommend “early in the morning” if you live on the East Coast. But because I live on the West Coast, I’ve found uploading sometime between 9:00-10:00pm PST (midnight-1:00am EST) works for me. This gives my followers on the other side of the planet an opportunity to see my work while I’m sleeping!
Ça confirme donc ce que l'on disait, le mieux est ainsi d'uploader sa photo vers 00h30/01h00 AM heure de Toronto (pas pratique pour moi car c'est à Toronto que je vis justement) ce qui fait pour vous vers 07h00 du matin en France
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| My tips on getting the most out of 500px. |
Everyone will find their own way to experience 500px based on the amount of time they have or want to put into it. For those just getting started, here are my tips:
1. Don’t upload all your images at once. Since ratings are time based, if you upload everything at once you won’t have time to build a follower base, your photos will be up and off the Fresh page in a blink of an eye, and basically, no one will see your work. When I first started, I uploaded 2-3 images a day for the first few days just to get some images up, but now I upload only one image a day and may occasionally take a day off if I’m busy. I have a number of years’ worth of images to upload, so I can maintain one image a day for a while. Once my inventory starts getting low or I’m relying on new stuff, I may only upload one image a week. Many people in the community work on the assumption that the latest image is the most important. That’s the one you’re working to get a high pulse on. If I see that someone uploaded 2-3 images a day, I’m likely going to pick the one I like best to vote on. Had that same person uploaded one image per day, they might have gotten three votes out of me instead of just one.
2. I’m uploading my oldest work first and working my way up to the newer stuff. This was a personal decision. Generally, I feel that my newer work is better than my older stuff, so I want to build my follower base with my older images so my newer, better ones get more eyes. The profile page is sorted by date uploaded; there’s no other way to sort it. Having my newer images first makes sense to me. Also, had I joined 500px years ago, this is the order my photos would be in.
3. Only upload your best work. I cannot stress this enough. 500px is not the place where you upload your entire memory card. It’s meant to showcase your best work. Only upload what you think has a chance. Often times I see a great image and go to check out the rest of the photographer’s work. I’m ready to follow this person because the one image I saw was so great. Then I see that the rest of his/her work is just not the same quality: a mediocre photos of the family cat, a snapshot taken on Christmas morning, and a poorly lit breakfast taken with an iPhone. There could be other amazing photos on that photographer’s page, but I’m not going to see them because the browser window has already been closed and I’m on to someone else. Be consistent in the quality of work you upload.
4. Upload images in the first half of the day in order to get the highest pulse. As I mentioned above, the clock resets at midnight EST, so upload your images after midnight or early in the morning East Coast time, not in the afternoon/evening.
5. Leave meaningful comments. There are so many photographers on 500px who leave the same comment on every photo. They’re doing it only to gain visibility and want to comment on as many photos as possible in the hopes that they will get lots of return votes. (Sadly, this actually works. I see many photos with a high pulse that don’t deserve it and only have it because they’ve commented on every photo uploaded that day.) This just hurts the community as a whole though. I leave a unique comment on every photo that I vote on. I rarely give negative feedback, but instead focus on what I like about the photo.
6. In your comment do not add the words: “Please check out my latest work!” This is implied. I’d rather have had this person say something about why they commented on my photo instead of making me believe that they only did it so I would vote for them. In order to do my part to try to correct this behavior, I typically do not check out this person’s latest work if I see that comment.
If you comment and say that you liked a photo, please also click the “like” button. If you just leave a comment without liking I know you’re just out to self-promote. You’ll often see that someone adds “V” or “V+F” to a comment to let you know that they either “voted” or “voted and favored” your image. I don’t really feel this is necessary and don’t do it myself but it doesn’t bother me. What does bother me are the people that write “V+F” but don’t actually vote or favor the image. That’s just rude.
7. Only vote on photos that you actually like, not just because someone else voted for you. It’s great to look at the photos of users who liked your work, but if you really don’t like theirs, that’s ok! Now, if an image is borderline I’ll go ahead and give them the benefit of the doubt if they also voted for my images, but if their work really doesn’t appeal to me, I don’t vote. Remember, the people that follow you can see the images you vote on (on their Flow page). I actually stopped following certain users because they were cluttering my Flow page with images I really didn’t like by voting for everything trying to gain exposure.
8. Favor images that you truly love. Both voting and favoring an image essentially gives that photo two votes. A lot of people vote and favor like it’s one mouse click (presumably hoping you’ll do the same for them) but I’m more careful about what I favor. I might like 25-50 images a day, but I usually only favor about 2-4 a week. It’s a bit of a personal preference, I understand. But I like when I visit my Favorites page I have a small collection of images that I think are the best of the best. When deciding to follow someone I usually check out what photos they’ve favored to see if we have the same taste. If I see that they’ve favored a lot of mediocre images, or types of images that I don’t really like, I’m less likely to follow them.
9. Download the mobile apps. I have an iPad and iPhone and the 500px apps are excellent. The iPad app in particular. You actually get higher resolution images on the iPad than you get on the website! You can do almost everything you can do on the website on the mobile apps.
10. Upload high resolution images in the sRGB color space. 500px will resize your images to fit different display resolutions on the web and mobile apps. Using the sRGB color space will ensure your images look as you intend on all web browsers. If you use Adobe Lightroom, check out the 500px Lightroom plugin here. You can upload to 500px from within Lightroom!
11. If you use Firefox, you can download a Greasemonkey plugin to give your infinite scroll on 500px pages. When you scroll to the bottom of a 500px page, instead of having to click to go the next page, the plugin will just keep loading images! This is a much better way to experience 500px. Install the Firefox Greasemonkey plugin, then go here to install the infinite scroll script! Easy!
Donc pour résumer (pour les anglophobes) : - uploader les photos une par une et non par lot
- uploader de manière chronologique, les images les plus récentes en dernier
- n'uploader que ses meilleures images, quitte à en mettre moins
- uploader le matin (7h00~ en France)
- illustrer ses photos avec un commentaire intéressant
- like pour les photos que l'on aime vraiment et fave pour celles qu'on adore encore plus
- uploader ses images en haute qualité et au format sRGB
Article à lire en intégralité ici : http://www.jasonwaltman.com/blog/201...ted-with-500px
Ces conseils ne sont que le bilan des statistiques d'un photographe, mais je trouve que globalement ses conseils sont plutôt avisés.