Photo Stories

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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500px is proud to announce the launch of our first annual Global Photography Awards. These awards were created to recognize and highlight the amazing talent within the 500px community. Starting December 15 and running until January 13 you’re invited to submit your photos to any of the categories below for a chance to be awarded
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In the fall of 2021, Christie’s, the iconic auction house, surpassed $100 million in NFT sales. It had been almost a year after the artist Beeple made headlines worldwide for breaking the record for the most expensive artwork sold online: $69 million. In the last year, photography NFTs have sold alongside photographs by the likes
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According to a recent study of US companies by PwC, 52% of survey respondents said they have accelerated their plans for artificial intelligence (AI) adoption due to the Covid crisis. What’s more, 86% said that AI would be a “mainstream technology” for their companies in 2021. Amid the pandemic, adoption of AI technologies soared, increasing
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Lights, camera, Questmas is back in action. Photographers, are you ready to win some gear from some of the top photography brands out there? Get into the Questmas spirit because we partnered up with some amazing brands to make our 3rd annual Questmas better than ever. ‘Tis the season to get creative and put your
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