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Color theory for photographers: An introduction to the color wheel

In 1907, Auguste and Louis Lumière presented autochrome—a revolutionary method for reproducing color in photographs. The world was stunned and enraptured. “Soon the world will be color-mad,” photographer Alfred Stieglitz wrote that July from Munich. “And Lumière will be responsible.” We’ve come a long way in the last century, and we no longer need potato […]

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8 tips for artsy photos that sell

In 1975, Richard Avedon opened an exhibition of 100 photographs at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street in New York City. The public wondered and speculated — would he leave behind his lucrative career as a commercial photographer for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar to pursue art full-time? The answer, of course, was no. Avedon would continue […]

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The basics of scenery photography: A deep dive into landscapes

In 1867, the photographer Timothy O’Sullivan explored and documented the American West as part of the federal-funded Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. His photographs, among others, were disseminated widely throughout the United States, and for the first time, ordinary citizens experienced the breathtaking beauty of these wild, pristine landscapes. Many packed up and took […]

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Tips and tricks to help you win a Licensing Quest

Thinking outside the box when it comes to a specific shoot isn’t always straightforward—it often requires taking some extra time to plan ahead. Improvising can work for some of those truly authentic and spontaneous shots, but for shoots that follow a specific theme or Licensing Quest brief, there are certain things to keep in mind […]

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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 […]

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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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Licensing Contributor Jelle Canipel talks landscape photography and exhibiting his work alongside Michiel Pieters and Joris Put

Licensing Contributor Jelle Canipel is a Belgian landscape and adventure photographer who connected with two other 500px Photographers—Michiel Pieters and Joris Put—to create an exhibition that combined elements of their heritage and photography, culminating in an interactive experience for their local community. Q: You have been on the platform for a number of years now, […]