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Chasing Lightning: Landscape Photography Tutorial

July 2nd, 2015 – The weather was forecast to be dreadful. Warm and sweaty and with a chance of tornadoes. All geared up, I leapt at the chance to see a couple of lightning strikes. It had been some time since we’d had severe weather come our way, but was I a happy photographer to be returning (alive) with the picture below. The specialist...

10 Tips for Creating a Professional Photo Website

As a photographer, you know you need a professional photography website. Sure, as a place to showcase your photos online, but also a place where you can market yourself as a photographer. Without a website, people won’t take you seriously—and the client’s experience begins when they first see your work. The good news is that these days, there are...

Behind the Photo: Using Water Droplets to Create an Intriguing Portrait

Photo: Crime Scene by Roger Caballé Ever see a photo and wonder how the photographer achieved that look, but then think, I wouldn’t even know where to start? Well, it’s often not as hard as you might think. A few great tips, a couple new techniques, and some practice can take you a long way. Jake Hicks (who previously taught us how to avoid common...

360 Photography 101: How To Get Started

In the first installment of this 3-part 360 photography tutorial series, you will learn all the essential tips, tricks, and information you need to begin shooting and creating 360 virtual tours. I will cover the basics of what 360 photography is, the gear and software required, and the setup and shooting process. Future installments in this 360 series...

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to dust off your camera and head back outdoors. Don’t let April showers keep you from taking photos! Stormy skies can add a moody atmosphere to your photos, while wet city streets can create a magical glow. The reflective surface of a puddle of rain can add a surreal feel to your image. Here are six tips...

Macro Photography: 4 Tutorials Full of Tips & Tricks

Photography can show us a new perspective of the world, and no genre does this better than macro photography. If you’re new to macro photography, it is the art of “extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.” Macro photography...

Minimalism: 10 Winning Photos

Photo: p o n g by Antonett Ewan Minimalism in photos may look simple, but it’s tricky to capture well. Composition, color, and perspective become even more significant when there’s less going on in the photo. Its not just about what you see… The trick to mastering minimalism is knowing which details to include or omit from a photo. We love photos...

23 Photos of Adorable Animal Brothers & Sisters

Babies and animals can be tricky subjects to photograph, so imagine the challenge of photographing baby animals. We have to hand it to the wildlife photographers in the 500px community for managing to fit all that cuteness in one photo. This week we’re kicking things off with a gallery of the most adorable animal siblings you’re bound to find on the...

5 Great Ways To Grow as a Photographer

Cover Photo: Shooting above the clouds – Guartela Canyon – Tibagi/ PR – Brazi by Luciano Queiroz You want to become a better photographer? You’re not alone. Whatever your levels of skill and experience are, there are always so many ways to improve and take your work to the next level. At 500px, we hear a lot from photographers who are looking to...

Meet Your Guest Editors for April 2017

500px’s Editor’s Choice is your best bet if you’re looking for inspiration, new photographers to follow, or just want to take a break and get lost in amazing photography. The collection is curated by two different 500px photographers each month chosen by 500px editors. Our guest editors are tasked with discovering photos across all genres of photography:...

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