Uzbekistan Through The Lens of One of Its Only Street Photographers

Uzbekistan Through The Lens of One of Its Only Street Photographers

Anzor Salidjanov conducted an experiment in 2009 that changed his life. In the poky gallery within the ancient city of Bukhara where he sold “monotonous” paintings of “minarets, donkeys, and camel trains” to tourists, Salidjanov decided to hang a couple of his photographs.
“The experiment inspired me,” he told RFE/RL, “because on the same day one of the photos was sold.”
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Black paper on black background

Black Backgrounds on Websites: How to Do It Right

Thinking of going dark mode with a black background design? You have a few ways to approach it… With more and more mainstream apps and sites, from Duolingo to Uber, switching to dark mode, it’s clear that businesses are being seduced by the dark side. Black background designs not only look polished and dramatic, but they’re also easier on the eye than bright or white backgrounds, makRead More…

Active senior couple with bike helmets standing outdoors in front of a house. by Jozef Polc on 500px.com

Understanding The Differences Between Commercial & Editorial photography

Main photo: Vicente Concha
Like you, we’re passionate about photography and want to find a place for every photo in our collection. So, in an effort to remove any guesswork on your part, we’re going to take a second to lay out some guidelines and simplify the submission process.
One of the most common points photographers struggle with is understanding the difference between commercial and ediRead More…

Commercial Photography Working Procedures in the Time of COVID-19

Commercial Photography Working Procedures in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to many areas of the economy in the past few months. As we emerge from lockdown situations, businesses will continue to have a need for fresh commercial photography, whether it is for new marketing efforts, making portraits of new faces as leadership and staff undergo changes, documenting new facilities and infrastructure projects, or communicating wiRead More…

Taking Flash Photography Photos - Basketball Player in Studio

Pro Tips for Incorporating Flash Photography into Your Repertoire

From external flashes to imitating this trendy look with editing, learn how to capture stellar flash photography with tips from seven pros. Flash photography is having a “moment” right now, gracing the pages of publications ranging from VICE to Bon Appétit. It’s a saturated, high-energy aesthetic that hearkens back to the 1990s, creating a mood that is at once playful and edgy. Once popRead More…

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50 Creative Self Portrait Photography Ideas To Trump All Selfies

Self-portrait photography like all other types of photography has no limits. But with all creative freedom we can also feel unmotivated or paralyzed on where we start.
How do come up with creative self-portraits ideas every-time we start taking photos? How do we maintain our motivation?
One thing that works for the 500px community is always getting photography inspiration from other artist. This iRead More…

Incredible Game Engine Demo Blurs the Line Between CGI and Reality

Incredible Game Engine Demo Blurs the Line Between CGI and Reality

Earlier today, Epic Games released a “first look” at the Unreal Engine 5 video game engine, and the results are mind-blowing. Using a gameplay demo running on a Playstation 5, they showcase an environment that is so close to photorealistic that it’s often hard to tell the difference.
Epic isn’t messing around. In the blog post revealing the new game engine, they write:
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11 Pro Tips for Showing Technology in Stock Images

11 Pro Tips for Showing Technology in Stock Images

Learn from six talented photographers as they discuss how they create authentic, modern lifestyle photos featuring technology and everyday devices. In many ways, the Coronavirus pandemic has changed our relationship with technology. From the rise of video chatting apps like Google Duo and Houseparty to our reliance on virtual tools like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, we’re now Read More…

Two women walking in central urban location by Jason Hampden on 500px.com

How to take travel photos in your local neighborhood

At the start of this year, Booking.com looked at data from over 22,000 travelers to determine the biggest trends in travel. At the top of their list was “second-city” travel, or the exploration of lesser-known locations. More than half of world-travelers (54%) want to help reduce over-tourism by visiting spots that aren’t well-known, and 51% would exchange their original destination for a sRead More…

Shooting a Professional Timelapse on a Smartphone

Shooting a Professional Timelapse on a Smartphone

Hi! My name is Patrick Poh, I’m from Singapore, and I have been playing with timelapse photography for a few years. I recently completed the above timelapse video using a 3-year old phone (Sony XZ Premium) and a phone gimbal (Zhiyun Smooth Q), and I want to share about how it was done.
This project was inspired after seeing Morten Rustad’s work where he created a beautiful timelapse video in Read More…