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500px Blog » The world needs more photos that challenge stereotypes – Photography Article

Want to know what kinds of photos sell? ‘Real’ ones. In the last year alone, Getty Images has noticed a spike in interest for pictures that defy tired clichés we’re used to seeing in advertising. Searches for “women leaders,” “real people,” “strong women,” and “diverse women” have more than doubled, with increases of 202%, 192%, 187%, and 168%, respectively. “Brands are finally being called out for their use of classic, overused tropes,” Paul Friesen, Director of Content at 500px, tells…

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500px Blog » What’s trending in Licensing: Diversity and inclusion – Photography Article

Keep up with key trends in Licensing with 500px’s Art Director, Karen Biilmann, as she analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Contributors’ photography submissions. From authentic family moments to intimate snapshots of couples, here’s what’s trending in the 500px Licensing Collection. Stock imagery is notorious for outdated, overplayed, and stiff representation of the nuclear family as defined in the earlier half of the 20th century. We see this on book covers, articles, ads, and billboards. As we modernize,…

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Taking Authentic Photos with India-based Photographer Chhagan Shelare – Photography Article

Find insight from pro photographer Chhagan Shelare on photography in India and the importance of taking authentic photos that capture real life. One of the biggest challenges with stock photography is that it can come across as inauthentic, uniform, and generic. It has never been more important for photographers to master taking authentic photos, especially in stock. Photos that are staged or forced simply don’t sell on stock. To get some advice on how to take photos that seem more…

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Taking Authentic Photos with India-based Photographer Chhagan Shelare – Photography Article

Find insight from pro photographer Chhagan Shelare on photography in India and the importance of taking authentic photos that capture real life. One of the biggest challenges with stock photography is that it can come across as inauthentic, uniform, and generic. It has never been more important for photographers to master taking authentic photos, especially in stock. Photos that are staged or forced simply don’t sell on stock. To get some advice on how to take photos that seem more…

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500px Blog » 40 Fine Art Nude Photos that Celebrate All Shapes and Sizes (NSFW) – Photography Article

When we shared our Top 10 Nude Photos of 2014 (NSFW link) at the end of last year, the feedback was clear: “why are these all skinny white women?” We heard you loud and clear. There were no men and no diversity in body type or ethnicity — both things we noticed when we were writing up the post. Unfortunately, being a Top 10, there was nothing we could do about that list. Which is why we spent the last…

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Take “Stock” of Your Instagram and Make It Work for You – Photography Article

You might have thousands of followers or even an influencer side hustle, but there’s another to monetize your content. Here’s how to get started with stock. There are 95 million photos and videos shared on Instagram every day. That wouldn’t be possible without millions of Instagrammers creating beautiful imagery. By submitting your photos and videos to Shutterstock, you’ll be joining a community of 550,000 contributors who create content that our customers depend on. Because of our contributors, we have a…

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GQ Ran a Photo of ‘Tech Titans’ That Had Women Photoshopped In – Photography Article

GQ ran a story last week about a group of “tech titans” making a “pilgrimage” to small Italian village to visit luxury designer Brunello Cucinelli. The article’s lead image was a group photo of the attendees, but something looked off… A screenshot of the original article published by GQ. BuzzFeed News Ryan Mac noticed that the two women in the photo, SunRun CEO Lynn Jurich and Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir, looked out of place in the strangely low-res image. The…

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500px Blog » » Breaking the Mold Q&A: Eivind Hansen – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Eivind Hansen is a fashion and portrait photographer who is currently causing quite a buzz. Based in London and originally from Norway, Hansen’s signature look infuses floral accents and pops of color while bringing needed visibility within the LGBTQI+ community. Browse his Licensing collection here. Q. How do you make your models feel safe when you’re photographing a marginalized group of individuals? A. When it comes to working with people in this group, it’s very important to…

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500px Blog » » 500px celebrates Asian Heritage Month: 5 photographers to watch – Photography Article

Here at 500px, we’re proud to host a blend of content creators of Asian descent: Pacific-Asian, East-Asian, and beyond. Asian Heritage Month is a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the works and contributions of our community members. We spoke to five photographers about their creative journeys, why they chose photography, how they’ve honed their craft, and more. Read on for their stories. Why did you become a photographer? I always liked taking photos but never dreamed I could…

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Spotlight on Asian Heritage Month – Photography Article

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week, we’re celebrating Asian Heritage Month. We’ve curated romantic, colorful, and emotional works from community members of Asian descent for this collection. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked by our Editors. Check out which photos are catching our Editors’… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Sarah…

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Diversifying Creativity with TONL | Chase Jarvis Photography – Photography Article

By working to highlight a diverse set of narratives from under represented populations, Joshua Kissi and Karen Okonkwo — two of Inc Magazine’s 30 Under 30 — are addressing a huge gap in the creative market.   Karen was at Arizona State University when she decided to start a blog for sorority women. It gained immediate attention. Yet, when a friend asked why there wasn’t any African Americans showcased on the site, she was defensive. As an African American herself, she thought…

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