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…

500px Year in Review: 2019

Well, 2019 is almost behind us, and we want to end the year by celebrating you, our creative community. It’s safe to say you were hard at work this year,…

Announcing the winners of Questmas 2019

12 Days, 12 Quests, 12 Prizes, and over 82,000 submissions! We asked you to show us your Questmas spirit, and you definitely delivered. This year we were thrilled to receive…

How do I find places to take pictures near me?

Five years ago, the tourism board in Wanaka, New Zealand, invited social media influencers to visit and photograph their town—an unconventional marketing move that resulted in a whopping 14 percent…

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…