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Treat Yourself: Photography gifts for under $50

Amid a difficult year, people around the world have found ways to “treat themselves” without spending a fortune, from planning “staycations” to practicing #SelfCareSundays. Photography often gets a bad rap for being expensive, with the best camera bodies and lenses easily costing several thousand bucks. But with “back-to-school” shopping season in full swing, we wanted […]

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Win a luxury yacht trip in Indonesia + exhibit your work

For the second time this year, we have teamed up with fine art photographer Neil Dankoff to launch an epic photography competition, exclusively for the 500px community. If exploring Komodo National Park in Indonesia, on a luxury yacht sounds like your type of adventure, then keep reading to find out more. Starting on September 29 […]

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Framing The Concept

I shot most of this project with a longer lens, but to create a more immersive feeling in this image, I used a 24mm equivalent. I was initially focused on the beautiful sky, but by using a wider lens and a 13-second exposure, I was able to frame the image to softly reflect the brilliant […]

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Our six tips for elevating your wildlife Licensing shoots

In 2018, Christopher Nelius, a film director, Rob Galluzzo, the founder of the production company FINCH, and the UN Development Programme launched The Lion’s Share Fund to help brands make a difference for wildlife. The idea is simple: every time a company uses an image of an animal in an advertising campaign, they donate 0.5% […]

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How to Make a DIY Photo Enlarger from an Afghan Box Camera

[embedded content] I previously shared how I converted my Afghan Box Camera into a slide projector. The principle of the slide projector involves putting a light source at the back whose light passes through some condenser lens. The light then goes through the slide, passes through the projector lens, and is projected at a larger […]

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The beginner’s essential guide to interior photography

According to a survey carried out last year by the American Institute of Architects, the pandemic year led to multiple home design trends, from the rise in sunrooms to the demand for three-season porches. 68% of the architects and firms who participated said they’ve fielded increased requests for home offices, and 28% saw a boost […]

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Aspherical elements are the reason why modern lenses are so good

[embedded content] Whenever a new lens is announced, we always get a breakdown of the optical elements that make up the whole. So many elements in however many groups. It’s often followed by statistics about how many there are of different types of elements. Low dispersion, extra-low dispersion, aspherical, etc. But that last one, what […]

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No One Can Seem to Identify This Canon 400mm f/2 Lens

Filmmaker Joel Honeywell has a fascination with rare and unusual lenses, and after seeing a one-of-a-kind 400mm f/2 Canon lens for sale on eBay, he realized he had to have it. Based in London, Honeywell is a cinematographer who has historically focused on a lot of short-form projects before recently breaking into more long-form narrative […]

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Ultra-Large Format Cameras: When 300mm Is a Wide Lens

There’s no real upper limit to how large a camera sensor or film can be. “Full frame” cameras are smaller than medium format digital, which itself falls behind most medium format film – and so on. At the high end of the scale are Ultra-Large Format (ULF) film cameras. What is an ultra-large format camera? […]

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