Month: October 2019

Photography

How to prepare for a creative photoshoot

At one point or another, all photographers worry that they are falling into a creative rut. One of the best ways to jumpstart your creativity is to work on a self-initiated project. Not only will this keep you inspired and challenge you to grow, but creative photoshoots also add value to your Licensing portfolio and […]

Photography

11 secrets for Licensing abstract photography

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 […]

Photography

What’s trending in Licensing: Why we cave to animals in advertising

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 cute critters to personifying man’s best friend, here’s what’s trending in the 500px Licensing Collection. Brands all over the world use animals to help sell their products—they’re cute, alluring, […]

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7 Tips for Shooting Underwater Portrait Photography

Unlock the secrets of the pros and master the art of underwater portrait photography with tips from seven leading photographers. “I have seen a significant change in underwater portrait photography in the past few years,” Canadian photographer Gabi Moeller tells us. “These days, everyone seems to have underwater cameras or iPhone housing. Facebook groups and […]