Photo Stories

Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Art Director, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Exclusive Contributor photography submissions. From brands taking a stand on climate change to those moving toward a sustainable future, here’s what’s trending in the 500px Licensing Collection. Taking a stand on global issues and
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According to recent surveys, 90% of millennial travelers post photos during their vacations. In the UK, 40% think about whether or not a destination is photogenic before even booking a trip. “Vacation” is mentioned more on social media than Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and other mega-celebrities. Photos play a critical role in determining where we
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Take a peek at the best-selling images from leading stock agencies worldwide, and you’ll notice a few common themes: businesspeople in offices, families having fun, couples on romantic walks, and people with natural, authentic smiles. While stock photography can cover any genre and subject, Licensing clients always need inspiring pictures of people. After all, the
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Strong geometric shapes, clean lines, and vibrant colors are trending in art, design, and advertising. While abstract photography was once the sole domain of art museums like MoMA in New York City—where, in 1951, Edward Steichen presented a collection of 150 abstract photographs—it has since expanded into the world of marketing and branding. When browsing
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Author Bio: Gavin Alexander knows freelance photography from both sides of the bookkeeping coin. He is a freelance videographer and photographer, as well as being Video Content Exec at Crunch Accounting. You can follow them on Twitter. Have you ever met a photographer that enjoys bookkeeping? I haven’t, and I certainly don’t enjoy it myself.
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Lisa Holloway is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day One, Lisa is self-taught and works exclusively with natural light.  She has been in the portraiture business, photographing clients in the Las Vegas metro area since 2008.  When Lisa is not pursuing her photography interests, she
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Jason Hampden is a modern-day Renaissance man. On any given day, you can find him juggling his wedding photography business, high-pressure commercial campaigns, and portrait sessions. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, he spends much of his time on the road, shooting projects around the country. As a photographer, director of photography, and filmmaker, he moves
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For this edition of our “Celebrating 10 years of photography with 10 things we love about you” initiative, we want to highlight photos on the platform that are breaking down stereotypes, bringing awareness to important issues, and helping to make the world a better, more inclusive place. From PRIDE celebrations to protests to ending violence
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