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Photo Party Update + What's New from 500px HQ

Published by Jen Tse · August 5th 2011

It’s Friday, and we at 500px HQ are wondering where the week went. We enjoyed a nice Civic Holiday Monday off, and we hope you enjoyed your long weekend, too! Things have still been crazy busy and we have lots of exciting updates to share, starting with…

Our First Photo Party!

Chance of thunderstorms? Whatever! The report for tomorrow in Toronto is looking ominous, but we promise it’ll be a fun time regardless of the weather. Once again, here are the details:

Who: Your AWESOME self (and your camera, of course)
What: 500px's first Photo Party (i.e., photo walk)
Where: Southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas intersection, Toronto. Andrey Tochilin and I (Jen Tse) will be wearing 500px t-shirts.
When: August 6, 2011 from 1 p.m. - whenever
Why: Pure fun times with cool 500px-ers!

Click to RSVP on our Facebook event page.

There are even more reasons to be really excited. In addition to free goodies from Henry’s and the 500px team, we’re holding a contest to give away a Kata 3N1-20 camera bag (retail value $99.99) generously supplied by Henry’s. Click here to view product details. All you have to do is show up to the walk, grab some swag, take some awesome pictures, and meet some other great photographers. Then, upload your best shots and write about your experience on your personal 500px blog (http://500px.com/YOUR USERNAME/blog). After the event, just send the link to your blog post to jen@500px.com, and we will select one lucky winner.

See you tomorrow! Bring an umbrella, and possibly some waterproof protection for your gear—it’s better to be safe than sorry.

On to What's New from 500px HQ...

What's Happened This Week

We’ve reworked the code behind creating comments to solve the problem of double-posting and sometimes vanishing comments on photo pages. For the blog, comments should be fixed by the end of today.

It’s now even easier to check the 500px blog via the new Blog tab at the top of the page! Be sure to check our blog daily for interviews with remarkable 500px photographers, community discussions, news from HQ, upcoming Photo Parties, contests and giveaways, and other fun features. You can now also interact with fellow 500px users under the Blogs tab by accessing the freshest user blog posts.

The new support page is live at http://support.500px.com. We’ve included a handful of FAQs, but if you have more questions to add, contact the lovely Diana Tula at help@500px.com.

What We’re Working On Right Now

Arseniy, our Developer, is working on the API, writing up documentation and testing for glitches. We can now log people into the API, and soon we’ll be able to use it with apps. Be very excited…!

As always, we’re continuing to work on removing redundant and legacy code to make the site run faster and more efficiently.

Happy Friday from 500px! Looking forward to meeting and shooting with many of you at tomorrow’s Photo Party.
     

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ohkyoungseok
kyoungseok oh  about 3 years ago
It was amazing ?????????
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Jen Tse  about 3 years ago
What Andrey said!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Andrey Tochilin  about 3 years ago
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Andrey Tochilin  about 3 years ago
It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Peter Crock  about 3 years ago
I should be there today, but can only stay for a few hours.
RakeshRocky
Rakesh Rocky  about 3 years ago
hey thanks for choosing my pic :)
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Darren Swim  about 3 years ago
Sounds like fun... I'll try and make it.
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Darren Swim  about 3 years ago
Sounds like a blast! I am going to try to make it...
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Jan Zoetekouw  about 3 years ago
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Jan Zoetekouw  about 3 years ago
If the next walk is in the Netherlands, I will be there ;-)
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mark philip guevarra  about 3 years ago
..great news!how about photographers here in asia (philippines) is there a way we can get a t-shirt?
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mark philip guevarra  about 3 years ago
great news!how about photographers from asia (phillipines)is there a way to get a 500 px t-shirt?
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Sean Galbraith  about 3 years ago
I'm going to try and make it... seeing as I only live a couple blocks away.
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David Sweidel  about 3 years ago
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David Sweidel  about 3 years ago
What a fantastic picture. It takes quite a photographer to catch something so small in Macro. What are the chances. It is real, right?
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Peter Visima  about 3 years ago
My Kata rain cover is ready to go. I don't care if I get wet, but I do want to protect my precious camera gear: http://www.kata-bags.com/product.asp?Version=photo&p_Id=229
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Martin Klein  about 3 years ago
That is a really awesome DOF and picture! Great work!
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Robert Wood  about 3 years ago
I'll wait for the one here in Fort Dodge, Iowa. What? You aren't doing one here? Well, then I'll host it for you. I'll get you some more new members and you provide the t-shirts. Cool.
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Robert Wood  about 3 years ago
I'll wait for the one in Fort Dodge, Iowa. What, you aren't doing one here? Okay, tell you what. Send me the t-shirts and I'll host one here for you. Cool.
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Robert Wood  about 3 years ago
I'll wait for the one in Fort Dodge, Iowa. What? You won't do one here? How about I set it up here and host it for you? Cool.
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Maximilian S  about 3 years ago
+1 for the idea of a 500px store... would be great to get a shirt, perhaps with an individual portfolio link...
RobbAlbrecht
Robb Albrecht  about 3 years ago
Hey I want a 500px tshirt...
JohnLeger
John Leger  about 3 years ago
I'll be in Toronto...only on Sunday .... :(
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Morrie Portnoff  about 3 years ago
You should have a 500px store for t-shirts and stuff
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Bob Asawa  about 3 years ago
Wonderful composition
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Morrie Portnoff  about 3 years ago
It would be AWSOME if you did one in Montreal
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emiliano soto  about 3 years ago
excelente!!!!!!!
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Morrie Portnoff  about 3 years ago
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Scott Webb  about 3 years ago
I would be there if I was in Toronto too. I am shooting a wedding here in the London area though. Says thunderstorms down here too but, like you, we're going to have a freakin' blast regardless!!!!
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Dominik Gehl  about 3 years ago
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Dominik Gehl  about 3 years ago
Same for me ... I'm in Montreal ! Any way to get a T-Shirt ?
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Odille Esmonde-Morgan  about 3 years ago
And I'd love to do one here in Australia - there are a LOT of photographers in the area where I live. Where can I order a 500px shirt?
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Brigitte Charbonneau  about 3 years ago
I'll wait for one in Montréal!!! I am sure that this first party will be a success!!! Have fun! Love you guys! :))
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Brigitte Charbonneau  about 3 years ago
I'll wait one in Montréal, Québec! I am sure that your first party will be a success! Love you guys! :)
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Chris Heiden  about 3 years ago
I wish I lived in Toronto and could come. Can I get a 500px shirt? I like free shirts.
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Nir Livni  about 3 years ago
I'll wait for the one in LA.
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Nir Livni  about 3 years ago
I'll wait for the one in LA.
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Mark Shannon  about 3 years ago
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Mark Shannon  about 3 years ago
Looking forward to being there.
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india | blue  about 3 years ago
Awesome! I'll most likely be there. I need a 500px t-shirt too ;)

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