Presenting the pinnacle of lighting Quest with iFootage
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by 500px Blog
2M ago
Ask any photographer what the most important element of photography is, and they will tell you it comes down to the lighting. Without light, there is no image, too much of it, and the shot is ruined. Mastering the ability to control light is invaluable, and together with iFootage Gear, we’re bringing you the opportunity to showcase your skills in a new Quest! The Emotive Lighting Quest will award four lucky winners a prize bundle valued at $620 US. A bundle of lighting gear will allow the chosen photographers to create the ideal lighting scenario anywhere their heart desires, so the perfect st ..read more
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Unleashing creativity: Exploring the Godox BFP and X3 Trigger
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by 500px Blog
3M ago
Hello photography enthusiasts! My name is Ryan Sheppard, and I’ve been immersed in the captivating world of photography for over a decade now. With a professional background at Henry’s (Canada’s largest photography store) and 500px, I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by immensely talented photographers and creatives, fostering an environment of continuous learning and inspiration. Photography isn’t just a job for me; it’s a passion that fuels my creativity. I love capturing moments, whether it’s through portrait photography or documenting the world around me. So, when Godox approached ..read more
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Capturing Imagination: The 2024 OPPO Imagine IF Photography Awards
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by 500px Blog
3M ago
This year marks an exciting opportunity for OPPO and OnePlus users with the launch of the 2024 Imagine IF Photography Awards. Partnering with 500px as the exclusive official international submission portal, the competition invites photographers to showcase their talent and creativity using their mobile devices. It’s a call to capture the world as you see it, with categories ranging from Landscape and Portrait to Fashion and Travel. The Competition Imagine IF is all about celebrating the art of mobile photography. It’s an open invitation to showcase photos that capture your imagination and shar ..read more
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Create portraits inspired by masters
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by 500px Blog
3M ago
Numerous masters throughout history have shaped portrait photography, each contributing to the art form uniquely. For instance, Diane Arbus captured the marginalized, while the more contemporary Annie Leibovitz is on the other end of the spectrum and captures the famous, whom we often idealize in an up-close and personal way. There’s Richard Avedon, whose name you would’ve heard in the recent supermodels series, as he immortalized models within the fashion industry. Perhaps it’s Steve McCurry that you’re more familiar with, working in a documentarian style to create expressive portraits. Which ..read more
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The winners & finalists of the 500px Global Photography Awards revealed!
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by 500px Blog
4M ago
After much anticipation, the curtain has been drawn, and the spotlight is now on the incredible talents behind the lens. We’re thrilled to unveil the exceptional winners and finalists of the 2023 edition of the 500px Global Photography Awards. From seasoned professionals to dedicated hobbyists, this year’s competition attracted photographers from all walks of life, each vying for the title of 500px Photographer of the Year and a chance to claim remarkable prizes from amazing brands. In this third installment of the awards, participants had the opportunity to showcase their best works captured ..read more
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10 chilly new photos from 500px Licensing Contributors
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by Devon Steele
4M ago
Experienced commercial photographers understand that landscape photography serves as a cornerstone in commercial Licensing. Stunning images featuring diverse landscapes continue to prove invaluable for tapping into popular commercial themes, such as adventure, travel, escape, wanderlust, and sustainability. Keeping your Licensing portfolio fresh with seasonal content is a great strategy for maintaining the saleability of your landscape and nature photography. Continuously producing new material with each season not only fosters your creative growth but also builds a versatile reservoir of ..read more
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Tips you need to know when it comes to landscape photography
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by 500px Blog
4M ago
Despite the nature that surrounds us daily, taking a strong landscape photo is no small feat. That’s what we’re here to help you with—conquering the skills needed to take a stunning landscape shot that stands out from the rest. Landscape photography isn’t just about aiming your camera at something pretty and pressing the shutter. It requires technique, knowledge of lighting, skills at creating a thought-through composition, the right gear, knowing how to make the most of your settings, and more. In this article, we are going to give you our top 10 must-know tips for crafting that show-stopping ..read more
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Licensing Rush is on now!
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by 500px Blog
5M ago
500px photographers will have the chance to win big with their new and exclusive Licensing photos throughout February! 500px Licensing Rush is a contest that rewards Licensing contributors looking to update their commercial Portfolios with new and creative content. You’ll want to submit as many new and exclusive photos to Licensing as possible and at the end of the month, we’ll be adding up how many photos each participating photographer had accepted between February 1 to 29. The photographers with the most new and exclusive photos accepted within the contest period will win one of three c ..read more
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Capturing Pantone’s 2024 “Color of the Year” in Licensing
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by Devon Steele
5M ago
In commercial photography, and Licensing, staying on top of design trends is essential for creating visually dynamic and impactful images that sell. Each year, the “Pantone Color of the Year” plays a pivotal role in influencing design choices across various industries. This year, the soft and sophisticated ‘Peach Fuzz‘ takes center stage, offering a warm and comforting palette that can elevate your commercial photography projects. Peach Fuzz, characterized by its light, optimistic, and warm tones, seamlessly aligns with our inherent yearning for connection, compassion, kindness, and a se ..read more
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Celebrating top performing Licensing photos of 2023
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by 500px Blog
6M ago
As 2023 comes to a close, it’s time to showcase and celebrate some of the top-performing photos by outstanding 500px contributors. These are photos that stood out to content buyers throughout the year. Some were new and submitted to Licensing in 2023, while others have had repeated successful sales over the years. The secret to the saleability of these photos is how well they can connect to a variety of commercial themes and abstract concepts. Brands are often looking to license photos that can work well with their messaging, while being abstract enough to resonate with a variety of demographi ..read more
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