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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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10 tips for better wedding photography (and happier clients!)

The “wedding boom” of 2021, predicted by publications ranging from Fortune to Brides, has arrived. Following a year and a half of pandemic-related closures, wedding photographers are finding their schedules fully booked. Shane McMurray, the founder of The Wedding Report, recently told The New York Times that he expects next year to see the highest […]

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Our Friends at FeatureShoot Relaunch Their Worldwide Project The Print Swap

The editors of the photography website Feature Shoot have just relaunched their worldwide project The Print Swap, giving photographers of all genres more opportunities to have their work shared, collected, and exhibited. Since its beginning five years ago, The Print Swap has connected artists across continents. The premise: Anyone can tag their photos #theprintswap or […]

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Seven camping and hiking tips for landscape photographers

Last year, as people navigated social distancing regulations and lockdown measures, sales of camping and hiking guides soared. Sales of hiking boots increased by 10%, in what experts have dubbed the “golden age of hiking.” Plus, according to the 2021 Vrbo Trend Report, 61% of families are more likely to visit an outdoorsy destination than […]

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500px Spotlight with Roberto Di Patrizi

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, Roberto Di Patrizi. Hi Roberto, […]

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Focusing on modern love and romance in commercial photography

As part of the 2020 Singles in America survey by Match, 53% of app daters reported prioritizing their search for a relationship more than they did before the pandemic. 58% said they’d shifted toward more “intentional dating,” and 63% said they now spend more time getting to know potential partners. 52% re-evaluated their “checklists,” and […]

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How to create a photo essay: Step-by-step guide with examples

In the 1930s, Life magazine did something radical; while most magazines of the time prioritized words, its editors published pages and pages of photographs, sometimes accompanied only by brief captions. Over the next few decades, Life’s photographers—Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White, and W. Eugene Smith among them—would help pioneer a new genre known as the “photo […]

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The photographer’s guide to shooting street fashion

From Jean-Michel Basquiat walking the runway for Comme des Garçons in the 1980s to Alexander McQueen revealing his American flag boxers in 2000, New York Fashion Week has delivered some of the most iconic moments in fashion history. But as any photographer knows, there’s just as much happening on the street as there is inside […]

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Bringing inclusive gaming to your commercial portfolio

Even as many industries struggled to stay afloat, the video game community flourished amid the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns. According to a recent survey of 4,000 US adults conducted by Ipsos for the Entertainment Software Association, 55% of players said they played more games during the pandemic, with an equal percentage saying that gaming […]

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Aperture in photography | The essential guide for beginners

The secret to capturing perfectly exposed images lies in understanding what’s known as the “exposure triangle.” When it comes to getting photos that are too light, too dark, or just right, everything boils down to just three settings: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Each setting is important, and they all affect each other, but a […]

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500px Spotlight with Dannie Brown

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, Dannie Brown. Hi Dannie, please […]

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The photographer’s guide to copyright law

The last couple of years have been important for copyright law, and in many cases, the photo industry has been front and center. First, there was Goldman v. Breitbart News et al, then McGucken v. Newsweek, and most recently, the reopening of the Sinclair case. These headline-grabbing cases have drawn widespread public attention to the […]

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Refresh your Licensing portfolio with on-trend beverage photography

From cold brew to matcha, the last couple of years have brought us plenty of mouthwatering beverage trends. Plus, with the recent rise of “home bartending,” we’ve seen newbie mixologists experiment with everything from boozy kombucha to spicy margaritas. Meanwhile, as people looked for new ways to get creative in the kitchen, searches for terms […]

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5 Things the Best-Selling Photos of People Have in Common

In our quest to make sure our photographers can turn their love of photos into a fair and reliable source of income, we recently decided to answer the question “what kinds of photos sell best on 500px? We started with photos of people, since the majority of our best-selling shots have people in them, and […]

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11 places to find inspiration that aren’t the internet

In some ways, the last year has changed the way we understand the creative process. According to the 2020 Ideas Report from WeTransfer, over 45.3% of respondents said they had more creative ideas due to changes in their working environment. The main sources of inspiration were family and friends, nature, entertainment and the media, and […]

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