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Can sports picks survive on 500px?

I’ll start by saying I’m enjoying the overall layout and user experience on the 500px site. If  you aren’t familiar with the site and you are a photographer I think you’ll be inspired by the work of the other photographers on the site and also enjoy the feature set they offer you as a user. I’m re posting many of my blog posts using their “Story” feature as I really like the layout displaying images in such a large clean format. Take a look and see what you think.
The reason for the title of my post is that I feel the majority of the “Popular” photos on 500px are…well lets just say they aren’t sports photos. One or two might slip in and out of being featured….but they are the minority for now. I have nothing against the shots that are featured by both the popular vote and the editors choices, I’m wondering if this site is where sports photos can thrive like the rest of the categories.  I’m seeing more sports photographers beginning to add their images to the site and I’m hoping this trend continues…and I guess for now we’ll remain the minority. I’ll post an update in a few months and hope to report back that sports images are making a surge upward.

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New mountain bike image added to Flickr

…doesn’t always take a lot of action for me to like a shot.
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March 15, 2012 7:29 pm
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Skye2..New mountain bike image added to Flickr

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March 12, 2012 8:33 pm
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Moab Utah…One of my favorite places to ride and photograph

Next month I’m returning to Moab Utah after a two year break. I had visited Moab the previous five years to mountain bike and of course take pictures. Pretty much the perfect combination for me….
I haven’t been out there since I started this blog so I thought I’d share some of my favorite shots from my past trips. As much as I love the riding offered there I always take as much time as I can to get off the bike and shoot photos too.  Now if I could get a sponsor to pay me to get out there and shoot their product…

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This one is actually Colorado..but still part of our trip to Utah


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Published….Bike Magazine ad Germany

Full page ad promoting Bike Magazine in Germany.

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Images from a day with pro mountain biker Skye Schillhammer and Lush Cinema

I had the chance to shoot stills while Steve from Lush Cinema and pro rider Skye Schillhammer worked on day two of their filming.
Steve’s first edit is below…watch in HD if you can.
 

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Man down..site down..It was one of those weeks

Sorry to geek out this week (there is a tad bit of photo talk in here too) but here goes anyway….In a week where life is imitating my art, I’ve found myself in a similar situation as my website. Down…sick…not having it…broken. With me it seemed to be some sort of hybrid flu head cold one two punch…With my website it was a 500 Internal Server error…So direct and bold sounding…yet not so helpful. A quick check of some other items on my site showed that my host was still hosting and I couldn’t blame them. I had to look inward…what did I change recently that would make my site go down? Nothing! It had been days since I’d made any changes. After a few conversations with people smarter than myself (insert your own easy punch line here) I was told that Word Press Plug Ins are often the culprit of such issues and I should disable them one by one. Nothing better than a solution to your problem….right? Well I couldn’t get to my admin area of the website. So disabling each plug in wasn’t a quick solution.

The fix turned out to be renaming my Plug In folder to something else. In this case I FTP’d to my site and renamed the folder to _old. I tested the site and the site was back! Now I could get back to the admin page and turn off/on Plug Ins one by one. Don’t forget to rename the folder once you are back into your admin page.

As for me being down? I ignored the initial signs my body was throwing at me and shot with Steve from @lushcinema and rider Skye Schillhammer (yes a killer name for a bike rider) for most of the day Saturday. The next 48 hours or so were spent doing a whole lot of nothing…beyond watching TV and sleeping like a cat.

Look for a post featuring my shots and Steve’s video soon.

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