It has never been more difficult to make a truly notable landscape photograph. Yes, technology has made mastery of the photographic process more accessible than ever, but it has simultaneously become nearly impossible to create something unique. To stand on the shoulders of those who have come before without recreating the same work is no
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The prestigious World Press Photo competition has been plagued by several controversies in recent years, and it looks like this year’s contest is no different. A nominated photographer is being accused of plagiarism by an Iranian photographer who believes her personal project was “hijacked.” Independent documentary photographer Kaveh Rostamkhani brought the controversy to light this
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There are a million-and-one ways to add creative flares and effects to your shots in post-production after you’ve taken the image, but nothing beats the look and feel of an image that has used in-camera flares and bokeh effects. The reason for this is simple; light reflects and refracts what’s around it, and if you’re
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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
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Happy International Women’s Day! We have so many reasons to celebrate the women around us today, especially here at 500px. All over the world, we see the throughline of strength, creativity, and spirit from women regardless of age, race, or abilities. We are always excited to celebrate our photographers, and we especially recognize the difficulties
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The Filipino electronics company Innovatronix has announced the CPFlash 550W: it’s the most powerful off-camera flash ever made for smartphone photographers and videographers. Purportedly the “first and only high power off-camera flash for your smartphone,” the flash boasts a whopping 550W of high-efficiency LED lighting, putting out 95000 lux at 1.64 feet (0.5m) with a
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In recent years, several stock photo agencies have listed “mobile photography” among their top trends; many have even created new features to highlight mobile-only images. Other major trends like vertical image orientations and candid, #nofilter photos have their roots in cell phone photography—over time, the mobile-first aesthetic has filtered into the mainstream. Today, more and
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