What is your colour by Vlada Viele on 500px.com

Licensing Contributor Vlada Viele on creating a solid aesthetic that’s suitable for commercial photography

Vlada Viele is a photographer who is constantly pushing boundaries and exploring different creative concepts. Vlada’s photos are centered around conveying a feeling through unusual elements, light, and color stories. Q: What are the main sources of inspiration you draw from to create your images? A: Instagram, and other photographers who are more experienced than I am. I always strive fRead More…

Alicia Keys Says ‘Sleazy’ Photographer Manipulated Her When She was 19

Alicia Keys Says ‘Sleazy’ Photographer Manipulated Her When She was 19

In her new memoir More Myself, Grammy-winning musician Alicia Keys shares a troubling story of a professional photographer who manipulated her into posing provocatively for an album cover. She was just 19 years old at the time.
Keys musical career began at the tender age of 15, but it really took off in 2001 when she released her debut album Songs in A Minor. The photo shoot, as described by KeysRead More…

The Best Design Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

The Best Design Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

Working from home doesn’t mean losing productivity. Check out these design collaboration tools to ensure you and your team stay on top of the creative game. As more and more creative teams switch over to working remotely, it’s important to ensure that all team members feel prepared for the transition to working from home. Meetings, conferences, brainstorming sessions, and get-togetRead More…

50 Premium Hubaset Lightroom Presets 2017 Vol.4 by Huba Filter on 500px.com

How to make and sell Lightroom presets

Adobe Lightroom is an all-rounder photo editing and management software that empowers users to organize and manipulate photos in large quantities—without spending all their time stuck behind a desk. For some, it’s best used in conjunction with Photoshop, where they can fine-tune their images with more complex edits, but for many, it’s a creative playground in and of itself. One area where LRead More…

Portraits In The Time Of Coronavirus: Shooting Free Front Porch Photo Sessions

Portraits In The Time Of Coronavirus: Shooting Free Front Porch Photo Sessions

We are living in unprecedented times. As a photographer of social events (weddings), individual, family, business portraits and sports, the recent closing of schools and the virtual shut down of our towns and cities—basically our lives as we have known it—has shut everything down. It is a difficult time for so many and I am grateful that we are here close to family, that all of us are healthRead More…

12 FREE Podcast Cover Art Backgrounds and Templates

12 FREE Podcast Cover Art Backgrounds and Templates

In this free download, you’ll receive access to twelve podcast cover templates and backgrounds to inspire your next thumbnail design. Eye-catching design gets you noticed. In the world of podcasting, listeners glance through a vast library of podcasts. While many have an inkling as to the topic they’re interested in, the cover art is typically what reels them into giving any podcasRead More…

A New Start by Max Rive on 500px.com

The best Lightroom presets for photographers

Cinematic teal and orange. Muted pastels. Digital photos that look like old film stocks. These trends have dominated the photography world in recent years, as more photographers push the boundaries in post-processing. In 2020, a unique editing style is more than just a way to stand out. It’s also a creative signature, and more photographers are finding it by experimenting with Lightroom presets.Read More…

10 Things To Do When Stuck at Home as a Photographer

10 Things To Do When Stuck at Home as a Photographer

Now that most of us are stuck at home with possibly no income, times are tough. But we can use these times to our ‘advantage’ and do things we normally wouldn’t do or don’t have time for. Some of us can’t even go out anymore to take pictures in nature because we’re grounded. I live in the Netherlands and we’re still allowed to go out of the house, but other countries like Italy and Read More…

Podcaster Starter Kit: Software and Equipment You're Going to Need

Podcaster Starter Kit: Software and Equipment You’re Going to Need

Here’s everything you need to start your podcast — from hosting to microphones to mixers to audio editing software (plus a few extra tips). Ready to start your own podcast? Well, using your phone simply won’t cut it, so you’ll need to invest in some gear. In this article, we’ll point you in the right direction for everything you’ll need to get your fresh podcastRead More…

An image being resized in Photoshop

Pixels to Inches: How to Resize Images Without Losing Quality in Photoshop

Instagram photos look best at 1080 pixels wide. Pinterest images shine at around 1000×1500 pixels. A Facebook photo should be at least 1200 pixels wide—1920 if it’s an event photo. In 2003, when 500px launched, the perfect web-resolution was, well, 500 pixels. Now, it’s best to upload your photos with a resolution of at least 2048 pixels. The web is constantly evolving, and for photogrRead More…