9 Valentine’s Day photoshoot ideas

The most romantic day of the year is almost here, and we want you to be ready for it. In a world filled with over-commercialized ideals of love, photographers have…

The Best Photos of Florence Italy on 500px

If Italy is the country of love, Florence (Firenze) is the keeper of its romantic history. From its beautiful architecture to delicious food, the city is heralded by tourists as…

Top trends in photography in 2020

This year is going to be all about breaking photography rules. We’re going to see the rise and fall of some key trends in 2020 and even a few comebacks….

What’s trending in Licensing: Slow travel

Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Art Director, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Exclusive Contributor photography submissions. From GenZ travel to trains,…

Best red photography shots on 500px

Want to capture someone’s attention? Use the color red. Cultures around the world revere red as either an auspicious omen or a sign of terror. Since it is considered to…

Breathtaking New York City photography

Over 65.2 million people visited New York City in 2019 (according to NYC & Co). This legendary city is heralded as a must-visit destination for tourism photography—whether enjoying a play…

15 famous and inspiring photographers

Walker Evans influenced Robert Frank. Eugène Atget inspired Berenice Abbott. Alfred Stieglitz mentored Paul Strand. Invented in the 19th century, photography is a relatively young medium, but its brief history…

The Best Photography Contests to Enter in 2020

In the last few decades, photography contests have had a hand in shaping the industry, promoting emerging voices, and predicting new trends. In 2020, camera brands, independent publishers, universities, and…

15 photography grants to apply for in 2020

For the last century, photographers ranging from Dorothea Lange to Robert Frank, Edward Weston to Gary Winogrand, and W. Eugene Smith to Cindy Sherman, have helped to define our culture—often…

Best of 2014: Top 10 Family Photos

From the 500px family to yours, we want to wish those of you celebrating today a very Merry Christmas. In many homes the world over presents are being ripped apart…

Depth of field: A beginner’s guide

When Ansel Adams released his early photographs of Yosemite, he stunned the world with his sharp-as-a-tack focus. To the surprise of audience members, the faraway mountains in his pictures were…