500px Critiques

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Alpha version of Critiques! We are currently working to improve the Critiques experience. During this time, Critiques will not be available. Stay tuned for future updates! (UPDATED: September 13, 2017)


What are Critiques?

Critiques are a way for you to get feedback on your photos before you publish them. You can share your photo with members of the community to find out what they think and get their recommendations on how you can improve the image—all before publicly publishing the image.

This is the Alpha version of Critiques—stay tuned for updates and improvements! 

How does it work?

1. Click “Start a new Critique” in the Critiques section on the right-hand side of your home feed.


2. Select a category for the photo and give it a title. Then, indicate what kind of feedback you’re looking for. The more specific, the better! It’ll help the reviewers provide a helpful response. 


3. Click “Submit” and your photo will be sent to photographers to be critiqued. You can go back and see the photo in the Critiques section on the right-hand side of your home feed.


Who can critique my photo?

Photographers who you have a mutual following with (they are following you AND you are following them). For the Alpha version, only selected photographers who you have a mutual following with have access to Critiques.

Is the photo public?

No, the photo will only be visible through the link sent to your critiquers. If anyone outside of your critique circle visits your profile, they will not be able to see your Critiques photos.

Can I give critiques as well?

Yes! When one of your mutual followers uploads a photo for Critiques, you will get a notification and you can provide your feedback.  

You can also view all the photos you can provide a Critique for on your home feed.


Where can I find the photos I uploaded to be critiqued?

You can access these photos through the Critiques section on the right-hand side of your home page.


Known bugs and issues:

We’re still working on making Critiques run smoothly. Here are a few issues we’re aware of and are working on:

  • If a user replies to your critique comment, you should receive a notification. However, the link in the notifications and emails you receive may link to a 404. You should be able to find the photo by checking your notifications tab for the original notification.
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