Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Hayden, Laura, Kalle, Julia, and Sam

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For part two of our Ambassador Spotlight series, we’ll learn more about photographers Hayden Stinebaugh, Laura Ferreira, Kalle Lundholm, Julia Wimmerlin and, Sam Brockway and find out how photography has shaped their lives.

Why did you become a photographer?:
“I became a photographer because it’s truly something that I am passionate about. It changed the way I look at the world around me.”

How has photography changed your life?:
“Photography became my full-time job, it allowed me to buy a home, it’s given me many incredible opportunities, and allowed me to meet so many amazing people.”

Why do you use 500px?
“It’s an amazing platform to share your photography with other like-minded individuals. It has so many features that other platforms simply don’t offer.”

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View Hayden’s Profile

Why did you become a photographer?:
“When I was about 20, I came across a beautiful portrait and I thought, ‘yup, I want to do that’.”

How has photography changed your life?:
“It has allowed me to travel, to work with exceptional people, and it puts food on the table!

Why do you use 500px?
“I first joined because I loved browsing and getting lost in the sea of photography, and I wanted to share my photos with these fine artists I discovered here. Over time, that reason hasn’t changed. I’m always so impressed by what I see here.”

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View Laura’s Profile

Why did you become a photographer?:
“I have always loved the idea of freezing time.”

How has photography changed your life?:
“It opened my eyes to new places, especially the ocean.”

Why do you use 500px?
“It’s a nice and clean platform to showcase your photography work, and connect with other photographers and potentially new clients.”

View Kalle’s Profile

Why did you become a photographer?:
“To focus on beauty in the world.”

How has photography changed your life?:
“Photography changed how I see life; I now notice beauty everywhere instead of noticing problems. Looking at my own photography I also learned a lot about myself. I used to work in an office and the only way to “live” was to travel during vacations. Now I live all the time, as I travel for my work.”

Why do you use 500px?
“Plenty of inspiration and a great way to share your work with like-minded creatives”

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View Julia’s Profile

Why did you become a photographer?:
“To document my travel experiences and translate my potentially crippling nostalgia into art and fond memories.”

How has photography changed your life?:
“I now view the world in shapes and compositions, and find beauty everywhere, even when I do not have a camera in my hand.”

Why do you use 500px?
“It is the most beautifully displayed portfolio I have.”

View Sam’s Profile

Check out part one of the series here and watch for the third edition of “Ambassador Spotlight” next week.

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