500px Commercial Grants: Breaking the Mold

500px strives to capture authentic representation within the global experience. As part of the 500px Commercial Grants program, we provide photographers with opportunities that encourage inclusivity within commercial photography. 500px is awarding five $1,000 US Commercial Grants to photographers who want to tell LGBTQI+ positive stories as part of the Breaking the Mold Commercial Grant. …

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Celebrate Earth Day with these extraordinary nature photos

Late last year, the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report revealed that populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish have seen an average drop of 68% over the last fifty years. Today, one million species face the threat of extinction. Between habitat destruction and the wildlife trade, human activity has led to a crisis …

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How Side-Lighting Can Bring Out Better Texture in Photographs

We talk a ton about front-lighting and backlighting quite a bit, but of course, you do not always have to work with the sun directly behind you or in front of you. Side-lighting is another option, and it offers a powerful tool for bringing out the texture in your frame. This excellent video tutorial will …

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Celebrating Earth Day in commercial photography

Last year, on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, a survey from Kearney revealed that even amid the pandemic, consumers feel a strong and growing interest in the environment. Almost half (48%) said that the pandemic had made them more concerned about the environment, and 55% said that they were more likely to purchase environmentally-friendly products as …

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If You Share Your Lightroom Images on Instagram, And the Color Looks Off, Do This…

PROGRAMMING UPDATE: That TV show called “The Great Create” where I compete against another photographer, is now live. You can catch it right here. I’m going to simplify what causes the problem, (so no nerding or geeking out over this), but essentially it’s this: a) Lightroom uses the ProPhoto RGB color space, which is awesome for editing …

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