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Week In Review

Published by Diana Tula · February 25th 2013

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 :)


     

Vacation Time

Published by Diana Tula · February 25th 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. This week's theme was: Vacation Time. For announced theme, deadline and how to enter continue reading.

IMPORTANT: We’ve changed entry rules starting this week, please read “How to enter” below.

New theme: Longhorn

Theme is open to your interpretation and creativity, so get snapping and tagging. Deadline is March 3rd 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 of Awesome membership. This week’s winner is Angie McMonigal.

How to enter

We've changed entry rules, instead of cluttered links that aren't linkable except if copy pasted now to enter all you need to do is add a proper tag. Then on our Search page you can track all entries and see what everyone else is contributing to the competition. Good luck!

1. Upload photo to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "longhorn500px".
3. You are done :)

Big thanks to everyone who participated!


     

Follow Friday: Street Photographers

Published by Diana Tula · February 22nd 2013

Inspired by the Follow Friday hashtag movement on twitter we started a new weekly feature on our blog. With Follow Friday posts you can discover new, popular and up-and-coming photographers from 500px to follow and add to friends.

WENPENG LU

Wenpeg Lu's photos are full of colour and great composition, framing his subjects with a clever use of negative space. Anyone with love for visual arts will enjoy and appreciate Wenpeng's photography.

Christophe Debon

Christophe presents street photography to us through quirky black and white portraits of passers by. Some of them will really make you laugh and some will make you wonder "Will I be this much fun when I get old?"

alexander kan

In his street photos Alexander focuses on stay animals, mostly cats and dogs. Showing to us the reality of their survival, poor and starved yet holding on together. Alexander's portfolio also offers a range of staged street photography and fine art photos that provide contrast and reinforce the image of stray animals.

Emanuele Toscano

Explore the day-to-day human narrative with beautifully balanced b&w and colour photos of Italian life. Emanuele has a great eye for capturing just the right moments, when all is candid and natural.

Eric Drigny

Immerse yourself in the world of street photography where the story of one is told over and over again, as though you are following the same character through different streets and adventures. Eric Drigny is a great narrator, cleverly selecting a frame with one person at a time he is able to share this charming story of one with us.

David Mar Quinto

If you love Street photography that's reminiscent of the early classic street photos then David Mar Quinto is your man. He really knows his craft, capturing great moments from unique angles (our favourite is bird's eye view).

Michael Steverson

Journey to the wonderful asia with photos by Michael Steverson and we trust your trip will be one to remember! The photos you are about to see are bursting with smells, flavour and texture. Just remember that not all is Street, there are some fine art photos too.

Fokko Muller

We love Fokko Muller's work for so many reasons and one of them is his sense of design. Learn to see graphically with Fokko Muller's photography observing as he defines each shape, shadow, and line with his photographs.

Mimmo Pellicola

Mind-blowing travel street photography anyone? You may have already visited asia with photos by Michael Steverson (see above), now you can travel the streets of the world with photos by Mimmo Pellicola. The tickets are free, just click below.

Lee Jeffries

An encounter with a homeless girl changed Lee Jeffries’ direction of photography, now his photos mostly consist of emotive and heart breaking portraits. Lee doesn’t walk away from people on the street whom the majority of us would turn away from, instead he greets, strikes a conversation and captures the essence of that person or persons.

We hope you enjoyed our roundup! This is the first Follow Friday post in this genre of photography and we can’t wait to share more features with you. Come back next Friday for incredible photographers to follow and get inspired by. For now you can visit our last Follow Friday post highlighting photographers in Urban Exploration category. Thanks for reading :)

Who is your favourite Street photographer at 500px? Let us know in the comments below.


     

Meet the Team: 500px Tunes

Published by Diana Tula · February 22nd 2013

Good morning! Did you meet the team behind 500px? If you haven’t yet, visit our team page for a brief introduction. For you to get to know us better, to find out who are the folks behind 500px and what it is that we actually do we’re starting a new ongoing feature on the blog titled “Meet the team”.

We’d like to start our introduction sharing our favorite music of 2012 with you. It’s our playlist from Grooveshark so it may require Flash.

500px 2012 by 500px on Grooveshark


If you have any questions that you’d like to ask our team members or requests that you’d like to see as part of the “Meet the team” feature let us know in the comments below. To get the latest coverage and behind the scenes scoop follow 500px Instagram curated by 500px co-founders Evgeny Tchebotarev and Oleg Gutsol.


     

Best of 2012 Roundup

Published by Diana Tula · February 21st 2013

In December we started to announce Best of 2012 photos in all the categories that we have at 500px, with addition of few fun nominations such as The Weirdest of 2012 and Apocalypse Photos of 2012. Photos were chosen based on their overall popularity in that year and relevance to each category. For featured categories and to see if your photos were chosen click on blog previews below. Enjoy!

Want to have your photos nominated for Best of 2013? Upload your photos to your 500px.com profile today.
     

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