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The Deal of a Lifetime from Lytro!

Published by Alexandra Kim · June 26th 2014

Here at 500px we love to bring you new products that will spur your creativity and get you excited about photography. That’s why we’ve partnered up with Lytro to offer you this special discount on a fantastic new piece of technology, the recently unveiled LYTRO ILLUM. If you pre-order your LYTRO ILLUM camera before July 31, 2014, you will receive $250 off the retail price of $1,599. This price is a special, limited-time offer exclusively for you.

You’ve probably heard about them recently if you read TechCrunch or watch Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The soon-to-be-released camera is the first camera able to harnesses the power of light field – capturing the direction, color and brightness of the rays of light within the frame. That means the ability to explore your pictures from different perspectives, focal points and dimensions.

Here’s how to pre-order this awesome camera and claim your $250 off:
1. Place a LYTRO ILLUM pre-order at
2. Take your Lytro pre-order number and enter it here along with your 500px username, and primary email address.
3. Submit the rebate form.

You’re done! Wait for your new LYTRO ILLUM to arrive at your door!

Got any questions? Please see the 500px/Lytro FAQ.

Want to be notified before this awesome deal expires? We’ll send you a reminder 2 days before! Just enter your email address below:


500px Prime Co-Hosts A Pre Generate Conference 2014 Dribbble Meetup

Published by Klassy Goldberg · June 17th 2014

With a great lineup of speakers you can learn from, plus meet and greet opportunities with fellow creatives — Generate Conference 2014 in New York City is your go-to event if you're a designer. It will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the New World Stages. You can find more info on registration and schedule here.

500px Prime is happy to be co-sponsoring a meetup with our friends from Dribbble, Media Temple, and Shopify. So if you're a conference-goers or just happen to be around the area, come to Houndstooth Pub on Thursday, June 19, 2014 a 6:00 P.M. to mingle over free drinks, interviews with conference speakers, and more activities.

Want to join us? You can RSVP and find more details here.

See you there!

Chicago Street Photography Workshop

Published by Zach Kim · June 10th 2014

Are you a photographer that is interested in learning about the exciting genre of street photography? Do you want to acquire techniques that will help you overcome your fear of taking candid photos of strangers? Would you like to find and develop your own personal street photography style? Well then sign up for the Chicago Street Photography Workshop!

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned photographer, you won't want to miss this great opportunity to master how to truly capture the human experience so with spaces filling up fast you better hurry!!

Register for the Chicago Street Photography Workshop here.

Unfortunately this workshop is only available in Chicago, but if you are still interested make sure to check out Chuck Jines personal website .

Enter This Photo Contest From The Weather Channel

Published by Zach Kim · June 6th 2014

The Weather Channel and Toyota have recently teamed up for a photo contest, “It’s Amazing Out There”. They're looking for photos that display a passion for nature, adventure, travel, and weather. It's a great opportunity to increase your exposure within the photography community.

Submission for photos have already begun. With the grand prize winner receiving $15,000 along with tons of other prizes, you'll definitely want to submit your best work by the June 15th deadline!

Enter the “It’s Amazing Out There” Photo Contest now. For more info, you can read the official rules.

There are 3 categories you can submit your photos to, each aimed at the different ways weather affects our lives.

The Living World:

Photos in this category should capture the wonder of Mother Nature, from rare species to stunning landscapes.


Weather plays a huge role in activities and the places we travel. Showcase your sense of adventure in this category.

The Elements:

Submit to this category to encapsulate the power and beauty of weather systems.
Judges for the contest include:
Adam Ravetch
Steve Winter
Neil Katz
And Dave Mayhew

Winners will be announced on August 15th, with photos being judged on creativity, technical merit, and relevance to the category.

Unfortunately this contest is only available for U.S residents.

Elena Shumilova magical photos are now licenseable exclusively on 500px Prime

Published by Evgeny Tchebotarev · June 5th 2014

You have probably heard about Elena Shumilova by now. She came into the spotlight when 500px ISO sat down for an interview with Elena, and the Internet quickly picked up and spread around her magical photos — from Reddit and Boredpanda to PetaPixel and ABC News.

In her work, she takes photos of her children and somehow breathes life into each shot. The results are just breathtaking.

To a lot of 500px photographers, she became the iconic success star, gathering a massive following and staggering viewership. There are thousands of fans of her work — from creative artists to art directors — and we have received a lot of requests for her works to be available for licensing.

Exclusive Partnership

So today, we are announcing something special — all of Elena’s works are now available to license through 500px Prime exclusively as a part of our new Rights Managed (RM) collection.

Elena Shumilova is joining 500px Prime as an exclusive contributor. Agencies and creatives can now request her photos for their campaigns, commercials or art work through Elena's 500px profile by clicking Request to License on a photo page.

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