Only a thin line separate the winners of weekly theme Leaf, Heather Bonadino, Sebastian Luczywo and Archie McKinnon. Big congrats to your great achievements!
The popular feature has been redesigned and instead of showing the most popular photos within certain time frames, like today, this weeks, this month and ever, it shows what is most popular right now. It's much more beautiful and simple and easy to use with only one popular feature instead of four and a large majority of users were only looking at popular today anyway.
In this new feature an old photo that gets a lot of attention will climb in the list of popular photos if it gets more views, likes and comments etc. so there will be a much bigger diversity with the possibilty to enjoy really good photography that was uploaded a long time ago to 1x. At the same time it will favor new photos a bit so that the popular feature is always fresh and up to date and also shows what's most popular from what's been published the last day.
Another big advantage over the old popular today and week features is that the new popular feature presents all photos on the entire site based on their current popularity with endless scrolling so the list will never run out unless you scroll to the bottom of our nearly 65 000 fantastic published photos!
We are working on a new digital tutorial book which will be similar to our very popular printed tutorial books, but with much more information and extra material and a lot more tutorials. Our goal is to have an impressive 1000 tutorials upon release. When this is released we are also going to remake the presentation of tutorials on 1x and make sure that all tutorials are proof read, that no important information is missing and that they all have the same format to make them easy to understand and follow.
In the mean time you will find your old tutorials here.
If you still want your old tutorials to be visible to the public, please go ahead and paste them in your blog on your profile. Please don't paste any tutorials publically which have been included in the previous books or which have been requested by 1x or our book editors for new books, because that will spoil the new digital tutorial book.
If you have any tutorials which are long enough (700 words not counting camera info and biography) and have not yet been published in one of the books please go ahead and send them to support[at]1x.com and we will consider them for publication. You are also very welcome to write new tutorials for any number of your published photos. You will get 500 points and 3 months of Pro membership for each tutorial you write. Your photos with tutorials will also end up much higher in the list of popular photos when the new tutorials feature is released.
We are proud to present the winners of weekly theme Bridge, connecting art and photography! 1st place goes to Luis Bonito, 2nd to Jose Beut and 3rd to Mary Kay.
The theme for this week is Fashion, so put on your best clothes, photograph yourself and enter the challenge!
Apparently a lot of photographers are deleting photos that have been sent to curation but not been published on the front page. The portfolio tab of your 1x profile is intended to be just that - a portfolio of what you consider to be your best photos. You can create a big porfolio without even sending all photos to curation and just use it as a very elegant way to display your photos, in high resolution if you want.
The published tab on your profile includes photos that the 1x curators decided fit into our gallery. For your own portfolio it shouldn't matter if the photos are publisehd by the 1x curators or not. Not being published doesn't mean it's a bad photo, many times it just means that we already have similar photos published and we want to have a big diversity in the gallery. This also means that a photo that was not published could be considered later on if you leave it on your profile, which is another good reason not to delete your photos.
So in the profile, upload all photos you conisder to be your best, and if some are published/featured consider it a bonus with some extra exposure. If you don't delete them there is always a chance that they will be published later on.