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The importance of community in the NFT space

“I think ‘Fine Art’ is going to become an outdated term,” curator Iris Nevins tells us. “In many ways, it’s used to denote the difference between art that has been ‘approved’ by elitist institutions and art that is not. In the world of NFTs, institutional opinions don’t have the same level of power anymore. It’s […]

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How to talk about your work: Eight tips for photographers

When we asked the New York City gallerist Michael Foley to share his advice for aspiring photographers, his answer was simple: “Tell me why you make the work you do.” With that being said, you don’t have to use fancy words or have your thoughts perfectly organized from the get-go. “Leave that up to me […]

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How to take your drone photography to the next level

In March of 2021, an 87-second video made by a drone operator, Jay Christensen, went viral, amassing hundreds of thousands of views on social media. Christensen created the video to promote a Minneapolis bowling alley, Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater. In one continuous take, he took us from a bird’s eye view of the exterior, […]

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How NFTs protect artists

In 2005, Dave Roth, an amateur photographer, snapped a picture of Zoë Roth, his four-year-old daughter, during a controlled fire in their neighborhood. In the background, a house was in flames; in the foreground was Zoë, a mischievous smile on her face. Dave entered the photo in a competition, and it won, but it would […]

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Visualizing slow fashion in commercial photography

The denim brand MUD Jeans rents and then recycles their garments; they also offer free repairs during leasing. Adidas has used ocean plastic to create millions of pairs of shoes. Oatly, the oat milk brand, recently released a line of upcycled holiday sweaters as part of their ReRuns project, a series of sustainable merch drops […]

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Five tips for celebrating sports in commercial photography

In 2019, when the United States women’s national soccer team claimed their fourth World Cup title, fans could be heard chanting, “Equal pay!” The same year, the team fought for fair pay and treatment as part of a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation. Since then, Norway, New Zealand, and Australia have […]

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The ultimate guide to setting up an at-home photo studio

Believe it or not, Angela Perez set up this tropical-themed portrait shoot not in the sun-drenched streets of Cartagena but within the confines of her apartment. She painted the tileboard background herself, set up palm tree leaves on light stands, and introduced a fan for movement. Angela is one of countless photographers around the world […]

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Seven tips for using shadows to elevate your photography

In the grand tradition of iconic photographers like Fan Ho, Fred Herzog, and Ray Metzker, dramatic shadows are trending, with hashtags like #IHaveaThingforShadows, #ShadowsPoetry, and #ShadowontheWall taking over our social media feeds. Today’s photographers are using shadows in bold and unexpected ways, whether during the magic light of golden hour or harsh sunlight of afternoon. […]

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Why it’s time to start collecting NFTs and how to get started

From Eric Young, who’s invested more than $1 million in NFTs, to Colborn Bell, who estimates he’s spent approximately $400,000, NFT collectors have taken the art world by storm. In recent months, Young famously resold three of his pieces, including two by Mad Dog Jones; initially purchased for $700 for both, he later sold those […]

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Visualizing Licensing trends in 2022

From clean beauty and “skinimalism” to the meteoric rise of gaming, the last year has brought with it dozens of innovative trends that reshaped our daily lives. As hashtags like #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt went viral, racking up billions of views, brands had to get more creative than ever in their marketing strategies, incorporating fun user-generated content and […]

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15 jaw-dropping weather photos on 500px

Lightning occurrence in the Arctic could double by 2100, according to research released this year. Although there’s a lot we don’t understand about flashes in the Arctic, scientists believe that rising temperatures associated with climate change could increase lightning in the region. These flashes, in turn, might bring with them the possibility of more Arctic […]

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500px Spotlight with Alex Gracia

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 portrait photographer, Alex Gracia. Hi Alex, please […]

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20 perfect gift ideas for your photography clients

For photography businesses, this time of year offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect with clients through thoughtful gift-giving. Whether you’re a family photographer or a fine artist, the right gift can inspire today’s customers to become lifelong supporters, repeat buyers, and your best resource when it comes to word-of-mouth marketing. Beyond that, holiday gifts are […]

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NFTs, crypto, and what they mean for commercial Licensing

This fall, Sotheby’s made waves by announcing the launch of its NFT marketplace, Metaverse, with the storied auction house planning a landmark biannual auction called Natively Digital. This move followed a string of high-profile NFT sales that shook up the art world—and attracted the interest of photographers and photography collectors around the world. NFTs have […]

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Visualizing volunteering and community outreach in Licensing

In the state of New York, the pandemic inspired the formation of more than 100 mutual aid organizations, according to Mutual Aid Hub, a public resource tracking these groups. By May of 2020, they’d tracked more than 800 organizations across 48 states, up from 50 counted in March. During a time of crisis, communities came […]

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Backlighting basics: Seven tips for the perfect glow

If you’ve seen Terrence Malick’s iconic 1978 film Days of Heaven, you know that most of the movie was filmed during the magic hour just after sunrise or before sunset. Many shots are also backlit, with the sun at the characters’ backs, their figures falling almost—but not quite—into silhouette. What you might not know, however, […]

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Best practices when entering the world of NFTs

In the third quarter of 2021, NFT sales reached $10.7 billion, a 700% increase from the previous quarter, according to data from DappRadar, a market tracker. This has been the year of the NFT, with collectors buying photographs (among other digital artworks) through both traditional auction houses and new marketplaces. In April, the first-ever physical […]

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500px Spotlight with Ian Ross Pettigrew

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 editorial photographer, Ian Pettigrew. Hi Ian, […]

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