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Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the 500px experience on a new platform, Google Chrome. Our latest project is a new 500px Chrome Web Store app that can be downloaded from the Google Chrome store for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers, including the new touch-enabled Google Chromebook Pixel laptop.
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Hey everyone! Our site just got updated with minor nips and tucks to refine and enhance your experience. The major changes are streamlined Profile, Photo and landing pages and emphasized User Tab functionality. What’s changed:
See all the changes first hand with the screen shots that we’ve prepared for you. If you have any questions or feedback about the updates let us know in the comments below, we love to hear your feedback.
Infinite scrolling. Ditch browser plugins and spend minutes or hours looking at photos on user Profiles with infinite scrolling. Visit Mark Bridger’s profile and experience the joy of infinite scrolling for yourself :)
Statistics. Browse conveniently between photos and Statistics in one place — your Profile. Remember, Statistics page remains private “for your eyes only", it cannot be viewed by others and is a feature available to paid accounts only.
User Tab. If you want to go to your Profile page or manage any of the settings just click or hover over the User Tab. User Tab is literally a tab with your avatar and full name located in the right hand upper corner of the site. Click on all the different links in your User Tab and see where they’ll take you. PS If you can’t see the User Tab you are not logged in.
Landing page. We've optimized the landing page, gathering Flow, Following and Activity in one place, now you can track your friends' and your own activity side by side. To visit the landing page sign in to 500px.com or click on 500px logo.
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There are many fun photos of commercially inspired splash images on 500px and we wanted to share the secrets behind this technique with you. Patric Bergkvist was generous to volunteer and talk about his personal experience with splash photography. In this article Patric reveals the step-by-step process behind “Coffee with milk” photo giving away his home studio tricks.
I placed a tripod in the middle of the pool and bolted the wineglass onto the tripod — now tripod served as the stand for the wineglass. Next I started setting up the flashes (one external flash on a tripod and one with a softbox and a grid). Then I taped up the background with backdrop paper. Turned on the remote switch for the the camera and took out my iPad. I bought an Eye-fi card to send JPEG images to the iPad while I shoot, this way I don’t need to run back to camera to see if photos turned out OK, checking for brightness, sharpness, etc. The background paper that I taped-up was very wrinkled but that was the only paper available that was wide enough so I had to use it. To combat the wrinkles I decided to use the widest aperture possible to blur the background and hence smooth out the wrinkles (with a zoom lens zooming all the way in would achieve a similar affect). Going for wide aperture I had to balance it out since I wanted to avoid a shallow of a depth of field as I needed for the splashes to look and be sharp on camera. Hence I needed to run test shots to see which aperture worked best. Not wanting to waste liquids and get the place messy without a need, I used a box of sparklers as a point of sharpness measure (also it served as a great focusing point). So I put a pack of sparklers on top of the wine glass and ran some tests.
As you can see above the background became blurred and the folds were less visible at aperture F/8, and there was sufficient clarity on the sparkler packaging.
Thank you for reading & thanks to Patric Bergkvist for sharing this tutorial! If you'd like more advice from Patric or to follow his future updates like his Facebook Page. For more tutorials visit "Paint with fire", previously featured post that will introduce you to Light Painting.
Do you have photos taken using this technique? Upload them to 500px and share links in the comments below, we'd love to see your results. If you have any questions or details that you’d like to know from Patric about this tutorial feel free to ask away.
Let’s share your skills and educate those new to photography. If you have a tutorial you’d like to share, be it in shooting, post production or tips for getting your work out there please get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Cantrell is a man of many trades — a writer, photographer, and software developer living in Northern Virginia, USA. His photos on 500px are well arranged LEGO scenes with not to be missed funny titles that bring the narrative together. With no further ado, here is a curated selection of Christian’s work. Be a kid again and love LEGO :)
To get to know Christian Cantrell’s work better visit his 500px page, there you can follow his future photo uploads and add Christian to friends.
Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their brilliant photos. Every week we publish a brief photographer profile introducing you to a photographer from 500px community and his/her body of work. This could be you, email us email@example.com and let us know about yourself and your work.
Brighten up your Monday with amazing eye candy! We’ve been watching like hawks photos uploaded to 500px.com last week and have chosen some of our favourite images to share with you today. Enjoy and remember to upload your photos this week, we love to see all the creativity and talent that you bring to our community :)