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The essential guide to dance photography: Nine tips for spellbinding pictures

Throughout the decades, the sister art forms of dance and photography have intersected in inspiring ways. In the 1930s, the legendary photographer Barbara Morgan established a professional collaboration with the dancer Martha Graham that evolved into a lifelong friendship. The photographer Jack Mitchell worked with Alvin Ailey’s dance company for more than thirty years, beginning […]

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Keeping up with food photography trends in commercial Licensing

In recent years, food trends have reshaped and revolutionized commercial photography, inspiring Licensing Contributors to get more creative and innovative, even when shooting at home. From acai bowls and rainbow bagels to avocado toast and kale (believe it or not, farm production of kale went up 60% between 2007 and 2012), food photography has never […]

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Our seven tips for shooting still life photography for Licensing

Following the lockdowns of 2020, still lives are experiencing a renaissance across the board, appearing on the social media feeds of everyone from fashion influencers to interior designers to renowned art institutions like Sotheby’s London. In the last year, trends like “tablescaping,” or the art of dinner table photography, have revitalized a time-honored niche, inspiring […]

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500px Commercial Grant: Intersectional Diversity

500px strives to capture authentic representation within the global experience. As part of the 500px Commercial Grants program, we provide photographers with opportunities that encourage inclusivity within commercial photography. 500px will be awarding five $1,000 US Commercial Grants to photographers whose work focuses on celebrating the authentic and diverse stories of people from all around […]

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The street photographer’s guide to going unnoticed

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the prolific photographer Walker Evans created candid pictures of people on the New York City Subway. His goal was to photograph passengers at their most honest and authentic. In his own words, he wanted to capture them with their guards down and their masks off. To do that, […]

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Portrait lighting tips | The essential guide for photographers

From “portrait mode” to “slofies” (slow-motion selfies), the technological developments of the past few years have taught us that portrait photography is for everyone, whether you have a DSLR or a camera phone. On social media, a quick scroll through trending hashtags like #PostMorePortraits, #Portrait_Perfection, and #AGameofPortraits confirms that the art of portraiture is alive […]

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500px Spotlight with Seth Macey

At 500px amazing photography is at our core, but these photos would not be possible without the talented people behind the lens. The 500px Spotlight series highlights the global and diverse photographers that are part of the 500px Community. This week we are excited to introduce you to the wildlife and nature photographer, Seth Macey. […]

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Real estate photography: The essential guide for beginners

Do you ever wonder who captured the real estate photography on your local listings and how they went about it? Real estate is a fast-paced genre of architectural photography. Once you’ve made contacts with local realtors, you could create a steady stream of income. But first, you need to master the techniques. This essential guide […]

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14 photography composition tips that aren’t the rule of thirds

Some of the last century’s greatest photographers were also ardent rule-breakers. Garry Winogrand was a fan of tilted horizons. Saul Leiter was known for placing his subjects slightly off-center. Diane Arbus, who disliked the idea of “good” versus “bad” compositions, enjoyed making what she called “funny mistakes.” When we discuss composition in photography, the “rule […]

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How to build trust in portrait photography

In 1966, the photographer Gordon Parks traveled to Florida to meet a 24-year-old Muhammad Ali. The moment Parks walked into the boxer’s hotel room, they established a rapport. “Sit down,” Ali told the photographer. “They tell me you’re the greatest.” That was the beginning of a years-long collaboration, during which time Parks created some of […]

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Shooting licensable cityscapes and urban exploration for your commercial portfolio

This summer, New York City launched its largest-ever marketing initiative to coincide with the reopening of restaurants, festivals, fairs, and events. After a difficult year, tourism to the Big Apple is gradually showing signs of recovery, with the $30 million ‘NYC Reawakens’ campaign encouraging travelers to return. Landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Statue […]

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Get your own billboard in New York City

Have you ever taken a photo and thought to yourself, “this would make a great photo for a billboard?” Well, this is your chance to make that happen. 500px and Feature Shoot have teamed up to give 500px photographers the opportunity to have their photos live larger than life in the sky of New York […]

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Shutter speed | The essential guide for photographers

The difference between an underexposed (too dark), overexposed (too bright), and perfectly exposed photo comes down to three factors: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. ISO refers to your sensor or film’s sensitivity to light, and as we covered in a previous article, aperture refers to the size of the opening in your lens through which […]

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How similar is too similar? Creating a diverse Licensing portfolio

In recent years, the world of commercial photography has undergone significant changes. For starters, photographers are veering away from overly staged images and towards authentic, candid moments. They’re drawing on trends we see on social media and pushing the boundaries of marketing and advertising. They’re rejecting tired stereotypes and reshaping visual culture in the process. […]

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Six tips for trendy summertime Licensing photos that sell

Summer is here, and so are the summer ad campaigns. This year, Coca-Cola released limited-edition packaging featuring short poems in honor of summer memories, from beach days to backyard barbecues to movie nights. In May, Extra Gum launched a viral commercial featuring people leaving their homes for the first time to enjoy a sunny day […]

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500px Spotlight with Amel Herzi

At 500px amazing photography is at our core, but these photos would not be possible without the talented people behind the lens. The 500px Spotlight series highlights the global and diverse photographers that are part of the 500px Community. This week we are excited to introduce you to editorial photographer and retoucher Amel Herzi. Hi […]

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New Wildlife Quest! Win 1 of 60 cash awards.

500px photographers can submit their photos now to take part in our largest wildlife Quest to date. With six themes, over $25,000 US in prizes, and an exhibition. This is one for the books! To enter the competition: Go to Quests on 500px Review the brief and inspiration images Select the category you want to […]

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