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500px Blog » 10 tips for working with models – Photography Article

500px Ambassador Julia Wimmerlin has lived and worked all over the world: Ukraine, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Spain, Japan, and currently, Hong Kong. Along the way, she’s collaborated with countless models and created stunning portraits of people who inspire her. We asked Julia to share some of the wisdom she’s gathered over the years when it comes to approaching and photographing models. She let us in on some of the secrets behind contacting talent, getting the most…

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500px Blog » Understanding the differences between commercial & editorial photography – Photography Article

Main photo: Vicente Concha Like you, we’re passionate about photography and want to find a place for every photo in our collection. So, in an effort to remove any guesswork on your part, we’re going to take a second to lay out some guidelines and simplify the submission process. One of the most common points photographers struggle with is understanding the difference between commercial and editorial photos—more specifically, what content is considered safe for commercial uses, and what is restricted…

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500px Blog » » 9 tips for creating family images that sell – Photography Article

In 1888, George Eastman released the Kodak #1 camera and gave ordinary people the ability to immortalize life’s most important moments. Family photo albums have been a part of our culture ever since. More than 130 years after that fateful invention, countless family photos are available to us with the click of a button; you can find millions of them on Instagram alone under popular hashtags like #DocumentYourDays, #LetThemBeLittle, and #ChildhoodUnplugged. Still, in a world filled with images, we continue…

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500px Blog » » 7 things you should know when licensing your photos – Photography Article

For the modern photographer, Licensing represents the future of images. It’s an easy way to earn monthly income (and gain international exposure) doing what you do best. We asked some top Licensing Contributors from the 500px community about making the most of this rapidly expanding marketplace, and they offered up some of the valuable insight they’ve accrued over the years. Keep these key principles in mind, and the possibilities are endless. 1. Stock is changing Forget everything you think you…

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Citrus colors and artfully-styled vegan food – Photography Article

Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Art Director & Creative Research Lead, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Contributors’ photography submissions. From standout pops of citrus colors to artfully-styled vegan plates, here’s what’s trending in this sample of some of the most popular genres in the 500px collection. The people category lends itself to a variety of areas within photography. We see genres overlap as they border the realms of fashion, family, lifestyle,…

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500px Blog » » 6 tips for expertly-titled licensing images that’ll get found faster – Photography Article

Our global population takes more than one trillion photos a year—and 15 million of those photographers share their best work with the 500px community. You may have a strong aesthetic and well-defined point of view; you may know how to tell a story in a single frame. But in a world filled with content, how do you ensure your pictures stand out? The answer lies in your keywords and image titles. Thinking of titles for your photos might seem like…

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500px Blog » » Contributor Elena Slyusar on what makes a “good” or “bad” photo – Photography Article

Licensing Contributor Elena Slyusar is a fashion and beauty portrait photographer based in Moscow, Russia. Elena is an exclusive Contributor with a fondness for using pastel shades and soft lighting. She creatively approaches a variety of themes within her photography, but always ensures her subjects are comfortable with any connotations that may be associated with her work. Browse her Licensing collection here. Q: How did you get started in fashion photography? A: It was a long journey. I started taking…

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