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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[embedded content] Portrait photographer Miguel Quiles is back with another useful video for aspiring portrait photographers. This time, he’s put together a video outlining the five most common portrait photography mistakes that he’s seen over the years, and how he suggests that beginners avoid or fix them. Quiles tells PetaPixel that the list is based
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Zeiss has unveiled a new set of Supreme Prime Radiance cinema lenses, which feature a pretty interesting trick. Thanks to a new coating, they’re able to create “controlled flares” without compromising contrast or light transmission. The Zeiss Supreme Prime Radiance lineup is made up of seven high-end cinema lenses that are based on the company’s
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Adobe MAX 2019 ended last night with, perhaps, the most anticipated event of the whole show. No, it wasn’t the reveal of Photoshop for iPad; we’re talking about the “Adobe Sneaks” showcase, where the company demos some of the craziest early-stage technology being developed by Adobe employees. This year’s R&D showcase was hosted by Adobe
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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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The first release candidate for Darktable 3.0—the popular free, open source Lightroom alternative—was announced earlier today, and it comes with some major improvements over 2.6, including UI improvements, a major rewrite of the Lighttable module, bug fixes, and more. The release of Darktable 3.0.0rc0 comes (perhaps on purpose?) just as Adobe revealed its latest build
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[embedded content] Creative consultant and talented videographer Daniel DeArco is one of the best there is at creating impressive transitions from shot-to-shot in his videos. In his latest video, he’ll take you behind the scenes to show you exactly how he created one of the coolest cuts in his recent empathy video. The video is
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[embedded content] Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street—one of the most popular photography channels on YouTube—have put together a great, straight-to-the-point guide to capturing that “moody” style of portrait that’s become a popular counter-point to the “dreamy” overexposed look that often dominates lifestyle imagery. This short tutorial is targeted at beginners, offering basic tips on
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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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Earlier this year, a group of well-known professional photographers was robbed… by another photographer. Approximately $12-$15K worth of gear was taken from their studio by a peer almost three months ago, and they were only able to recover the gear earlier this week, though they still don’t feel they’ve received anything resembling justice. Seth Miranda,
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