500px took the industry by storm in 2010 when it was released to the public. It seemed to have all the best parts about flickr, without the messiness. Since then, it has grown to be among the most popular portfolio websites available for photographers, and they're about to do another overhaul, at a price of course.
Specific details on the changes have not been released, but screenshots show that fully editable themes may be on the way. Currently, only themes are able to be selected, and have a limited amount of of changes that can be made to them. While the features are yet to be announced, 500px has made mention of giving limited previews to select members.
These themes are currently, and will continue to only be available to their paid members with an ‘Awesome’ account. Aside from making the push to further increase their paid members numbers, 500px also announced that they will be raising the prices of their services starting May 1st. Plus memberships will be increased to $25 a year (from $19.95) and Awesome account are raising to $75 a year (from $49.95).
The good news is that you can currently upgrade your account now for the respected $50/$20 prices, but make sure to do it before May 1st, if you’re looking to get it at a lower rate.