Want to get featured on our blog? Every Monday a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. Continue reading to discover new announced theme, deadline and how to enter.
1. Select photo that fits this theme. Upload image to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "paper500px".
3. You are done. To track all entries click here.
Theme is open to your interpretation and creativity, so get snapping and tagging. Deadline is September 22 at 12PM (EST). To make your efforts worthwhile there’s a random draw giveaway for all who enter for a chance to win 2 months Awesome membership. Lucky draw winner is Marcos Castro.
Good luck this week!
SPAM by Peter Gizzi
Recently there has been a substantial increase in spam images which dilute the Fresh stream and other photo pages. Everyone hates spam and to keep the stream as beautiful as possible we have been implementing a series of checks and balances to keep the spammers out, while ensuring that everyone continues to enjoy a high quality 500px experience. We are doing our best and will continue to test and implement new spam filters until we get rid of spammers for good. Bear with us.
Our team at 500px is constantly monitoring and participating in the community that is 500px. This means checking the admin page hourly, uploading and browsing photos, and using the site the same way as you do. So when there are issues such as spam we pick up on it right away and start solving such problems. Some issues are more complex than others and require more time to resolve. Thank you for your patience and feedback, we care about your experience and we truly appreciate your support.
Another example of noticeable increase in images that has been affecting your experience are improperly labeled Not Safe For Work (NSFW) photos, which contain mature content unsuitable for work environment and family viewing. In the last 30 days, we have had over 2,500 images reported for not being marked correctly as NSFW.
While we are not interested in censorship and are keenly aware of how subjective the term “inappropriate” really is, when one opts out from seeing such content this request should be honoured. Due to high volumes of such photos, we have started implementing minor changes to how our site works when visitors aren’t logged in (thus haven’t confirmed their age, or selected their preference for adult content). This solution will ensure that only “G-rated” images are displayed on our Popular, Upcoming and Fresh pages.
It is vitally important to us that photographers are able to upload and share the photography they are most proud of, and that their audience can enjoy the photos that most inspire them. This is why we include tags, categories and a toggle for “Adult Content” — this way our site can be enjoyed by everyone, from anywhere.
We would also encourage all photographers to ensure all their images are properly categorized and tagged, especially if the content is sensitive. Please refer to our adult content policy. These definitions are consistent with Internet standards, and help ensure that our site remains family and work-safe for those who choose to experience it that way.
Thanks for reading! We are part of the community as photographers, and as photography enthusiasts we are attentive to what happens at 500px and how any changes could affect your experience. Please let us know what you think about our proposed changes in the comments below or send an email to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to reading your feedback and answer anything else you’d like to discuss.
If you enjoyed the chat and would love to participate in future twitter parties let us know in the comments below. We also welcome theme suggestions and photo questions that you’d like to know the answers to :)
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With NYC fashion week in its prime we wanted to share with you some of the glamorous photos from past seasons by Dobrin Marchev. Dobrin is a fashion photographer, documenting both runway and behind the scenes images while working on personal projects. Dobrin often travels to Europe for photo shoots so feel free to get in touch.
Haven’t heard of NYC fashion week? It is a semi-annual event which is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world (along with those in Paris, London, and Milan), celebrating trends and fashions for seasons to come. Please enjoy!
Thanks for reading! For more photos visit Dobrin’s 500px page and tumblr.
If you attended any of the world-wide fashion weeks share links to photos in the comments below. We would love to see your images and share them with our community :)
Meet Qusai Akoud, an enthusiast portrait photographer from Khartoum, Sudan. Qusai enjoys capturing the different features of his beloved country's people by the Nile river. Spending hours walking around the waterway’s bank, he finds interesting characters and approaches them to photograph. He says “Asking people for their photos to be taken is not as hard as some may think, especially on the river Nile, people are welcoming and generous.” Join me on a stroll and discover some of Qusai’s humble portraits...
Want to see more of Qusai Akoud’s work? Visit his 500px page, there you can add Qusai to friends, follow his future uploads and get in touch.
Every week we want to introduce you to new and up-and-coming talents, whom you may have not discovered yet. If you’d like to be discovered and introduced on our blog let us know in the comments below. We’d love to see your work!