Month: October 2020


People & portrait photography | Tips every photographer should know

From spontaneous candids to unretouched skin, the last few years have transformed portrait photography. From selfies to studio shots, today’s photographers are doing away with the cliches (and the over-editing) and embracing personality, authenticity, and creativity. When you search 500px for “portrait photography,” you’ll turn up a whopping 318,000+ results. We’re living in an era […]


Discover more with 500px Collections

With millions of photos and a vast variety of themes, concepts, and categories, there is never a shortage of amazing content to discover on 500px. That’s why we created 500px Collections! An effortless way to discover more of the best content taken by our incredible and diverse community. Keep reading to learn how you can […]


15 photography podcasts you should listen to

According to a recent report from Neilsen, podcasts are experiencing tremendous growth, with the US podcast audience expected to double by 2023. With as many as 62 million Americans listening to podcasts—and over 800,000 active podcasts available at our fingertips—more people than ever are turning to audio. Why are podcasts so popular? Research suggests that […]


40+ Beautiful Bokeh Images That Capture Your Imagination

Fall and winter are the times of year for warm sweaters, cozy evenings, twinkling lights, and—for photographers, at least—magical bokeh. A few years ago, a Reddit user went viral after noticing that Google searches for “bokeh” peak in December, perhaps due to more photographers looking to create the effect using holiday lights. With more photographers […]


How to Make Your Own Fridge-Worthy Christmas Cards

Custom Christmas cards don’t have to use scissors and glue. Create professional DIY cards from the comfort of home, ready to print or share on social media. If you really want to make somebody’s Christmas extra-special, there’s nothing nicer than sending a card you’ve created yourself. With this how-to guide you’ll end up with a […]


From Sappho to Lil Nas X: Influential LGBTQ+ Icons Throughout History

Honor LGBT History Month with images from the Shutterstock Editorial collection that illuminate the lives of some of 2020’s icons. This summer, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay and transgender Americans from discrimination in the workplace. The ruling coincided with the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, underscoring […]


Six Unmissable Tips to Create an Effective Instagram Video

Keep your audience engaged with creative, thumb-stopping video content. If you’re a forward-thinking brand, it’s worth taking the time to familiarize yourself with Instagram. The social media platform now boasts over 1 billion monthly users, and 90% of these people follow at least one business account. These stats make Instagram the must-use social media platform […]

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