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11 tips for magical seascape photos

From marine pollution to rising sea levels, our oceans are under threat. Overfishing and reef decline has pushed many species to the brink of extinction, with ocean wildlife disappearing even faster than creatures who live on land. Rising sea temperatures have resulted in coral bleaching, while eight million tons of plastic waste enters the ocean […]

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The essential guide to cityscape photography

For more than a century, photographers have helped redefine modern metropolises around the globe. In the late 19th century, Paris had Eugène Atget. In the 1930s, New York had Berenice Abbott. Mid-century Los Angeles had Julius Shulman, and in the 1950s and 1960s, Hong Kong had Fan Ho. In 1932, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, the […]

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The photographer’s guide to branding

Richard Avedon was known for his portraits with plain white backgrounds. Fred Herzog was famous for shooting Kodachrome film at a time when few photographers were working in color. Ren Hang gained recognition for his bold use of direct flash. For these legendary artists, having a recognizable aesthetic and distinctive point of view meant standing […]

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Our eight tips for Licensing success

Perhaps more than ever, today’s brands understand the value of using high-quality commercial photography in their marketing materials, whether they’re posting on Instagram Stories or publishing a magazine spread. In fact, according to research from HubSpot, marketers find photo and image posts to be the most successful at engaging their audiences on social media, beating […]

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How to easily submit your 500px Profile photos to Licensing

In recent years, images from the 500px collection on Getty Images have appeared on websites for leading newspapers and magazines, such as Forbes, Metro, The Telegraph, Smithsonian Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Country Living, and Men’s Health, to name just a few. Unlike most photo-sharing communities, 500px empowers their Licensing Contributors to sell work online and earn […]

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Six must-have tips for emerging adventure photographers

In many ways, the last year has changed our relationship with wild places; as the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to confront the dangerous consequences of exploiting the natural world, we simultaneously turned to nature for comfort and adventure. The “bikepacking” trend took off in the United States, with bike sales soaring throughout 2020, while Australians […]

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Eight tiny ways to become a greener photographer

Photographers have a long history of advocating for the environment, beginning with Carleton Watkins, whose majestic pictures inspired Abraham Lincoln to sign into law the protection of Yosemite Valley. In recent years, as the conversation around sustainability has become even more urgent, the photography community has continued to play a vital role in preserving our […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in commercial photography

Last year, on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, a survey from Kearney revealed that even amid the pandemic, consumers feel a strong and growing interest in the environment. Almost half (48%) said that the pandemic had made them more concerned about the environment, and 55% said that they were more likely to purchase environmentally-friendly products as […]