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Weekly Monday Contest

Published by Diana Tula · December 9th 2013

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.

Tamron Winners

Last week we had a special surprise for you! Tamron would award 2 outstanding Tamron SP 24-70 F/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom lenses to the top two "Holiday Lights" theme photographers. Congratulations go to S. Wickenkamp and Anna Zuidema. Here are their beautiful winning photographs:


Last week we announced Holiday Lights theme and have received over 4,000 lovely entries. Choosing 12 from all the contestants was not an easy task. Please enjoy the holiday lights images and click on each thumbnail for a full size photo. Let us know which one is your favourite in the comments below :)

New theme: Red Stripes

1. Select photo that fits this theme. Upload image to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "red500px".
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 December 15th 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 Alexander Kostyurin.

Good luck this week!


Photographers Get Creative With 500px Logo

Published by Diana Tula · December 9th 2013

Let's continue celebrating 500px turning four years old with these beautiful photos by the runner-up winners of the 500px Birthday Photo Contest. Each winner gets 6 months of account upgrade, that's a total of 156 years of memberships. Please enjoy!


500px Language Support Update

Published by Diana Tula · December 4th 2013

Great news everyone! 500px site now speaks four more languages: Turkish, Korean, simplified Chinese and an updated version of Japanese. It is a wonderful and much anticipated addition to our existing international support of English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese languages.

Seeing our community grow is absolutely exciting and we are committed to accommodate your language needs; improving browsing experience for you, your friends, family and future clients. To make this update happen we have asked 500px members from around the world to test the platform — thank you so much everyone for your help! To try out the new language support: visit your Settings page, select a language and save changes.

How does it look?

For a sneak peek of the translations take a look at these screen shots. Enjoy!

500px is a global community of photographers and photo lovers, and we hope to provide best support in your native language. If you’d like to see 500px translated to your language or would like to share your thoughts on what can be improved please get in touch, email us

We are looking forward to hear your feedback,
500px Team


500px + You = Helping Philippines Together

Published by Diana Tula · December 3rd 2013

This Black Friday and Cyber Monday we held a sale on all accounts with portion of proceeds going towards helping those affected by the Typhoon Haiyan. Thanks to your help and support we raised together a total of $15,500 for Philippines aid! Thank you so much to everyone who helped! You've made a huge difference in someone's life.

You can follow the current state of Philippines documented by 500px photographers and to keep on giving visit the Red Cross website.


Gorgeous First Frost Photos

Published by Diana Tula · December 3rd 2013

Reignite your passion for photography with our weekly photo series, introducing you to many different styles and ideas around one photo subject. Today we are going to explore the creative results of 500px photographers when faced to capture the first frost. Scroll down, click on favourite photo and be inspired!


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