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NEW: Submit Your Photos Now To 500px Prime!

Published by Klassy Goldberg · March 31st 2014

Today, we’re excited to announce that 500px Prime is now open to all 500px photo submissions. Recently, we opened the doors to 500px Prime, our new commercial licensing marketplace. This gives buyers access to our collection of royalty-free photographs, and gives our amazing photographers the industry's highest payout: 70% of every photo sold.

Interested in licensing your photos? Scroll down to get the details!

Photograph Turn to clear vision by Sharon Chen on 500px

How can I be a part of 500px Prime?

  • Enable your 500px Store to submit your photos AND so that we can pay you.
  • Complete the licensing paperwork by accepting the licensing agreement inside your 500px Store. You will also be able to easily access and upload any necessary releases from there.
  • Follow our Twitter photo desk @500pxPrimePD to get updated, real-time requests for photos from buyers and editors. Use these tweets as a source of inspiration and a guide to seasonal industry trends, so you can produce profitable photos.

What’s new?

  • Making your photos more discoverable. Buyers are now able to request 500px photos to be licensed for commercial use through 500px.com and 500px Prime.
  • Faster transactions with buyers. Once your licensing form has been processed, buyers can access your photo immediately and finalize the transaction with no delays. This means you get paid sooner!
  • Clearer status updates in your 500px Store, so you can keep track of your photo’s submission process.

Photograph Magnolia by Bart Ceuppens on 500px Got some questions? Our updated 500px Store FAQ can provide you with information regarding licensing, and what you need to fill out. Additionally, we have a very detailed Support FAQ on licensing forms, release forms, and tax implications.

Is your question not in our FAQ? You can contact us at help@500px.com.
     

Have A Spring Fling With 29 Images Of People In Love

Published by Klassy Goldberg · March 30th 2014

There's no denying that falling in love puts a spring in our step. We rounded up these intimate and romantic moments of lovers in the springtime, so you can welcome this new season with open arms!

























































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36 Photos Of Precious Puffins That Will Melt Your Heart

Published by Klassy Goldberg · March 30th 2014



With their colorful beaks, black and white plumage, and stout stance, puffins are quite photogenic — not to mention adorable. Ready for some cute overload today? Then scroll down, and share this story with your loved ones!

1. Did you know that there are three species of puffins? The Atlantic Puffin...



2. The Tufted Puffin...



3. ...and the Horned Puffin.



4. Puffins love to eat fish, sand eels, and zooplankton.



5. They're awesome at being able to hold several fish at the same time in their beaks.



6. Here is a snorkeling puffin, hunting for food. He can dive as deep as 60 meters (200 feet)!



7. Did you know their feathers are waterproof? It helps keep them warm in the sea.



8. To hunt, puffins swim by flapping their wings and using their webbed feet to steer.



9. They swim as if they are flying through the water. Aren't they just awesome?



10. Finally, a delicious catch! Om nom nom nom...



11. Puffins just like to hang out with other puffins. In fact, they live in colonies.



12. Did you know that the largest puffin colony in the world can be found in Iceland?



13. About 60% of Atlantic Puffins call Iceland their home.



14. Puffins like to live large. They breed and build their nests high on coastal cliff tops.



15. We dare you to try this, human rooftoppers!



16. They also burrow in cracks and crevices of cliffs. It's still pretty fancy living!



17. While they're not known to be vocal, they can be quite noisy when they breed.



18. They make a growl-like call that sounds like human laughter. Creepy.



19. When it's time to mate, puffins choose a single partner, and lay only one egg every year.



20. Puffins mate for life.



21. Awwww...



22. Puffins are flower lovers.



23. Actually, they collect flowers for nesting material.



24. Puffins, the Martha Stewart of the avian world.



25. They do look more majestic than cute in a field of flowers.



26. Puffins are awesome fliers.



27. They can fly pretty low when they hunt — about 10 meters (33 feet) above water.



28. They look like flying penguins. (Though they are not closely related at all.)

29. Up in the air, puffins can beat their wings up to 400 times per minute.



30. They can achieve speeds of 88 km/h (55 mph).



31. So graceful!



32. Even snowstorms can't keep a good puffin down.



33. A puffin in the snow.



34. Because of their looks, puffins are commonly known as the clowns of the sea.



35. But we think they're more than that. We love you, puffins of the world!



Would you like to see more photogenic puffins?

Share your photos and close encounters with puffins in the comments below! We'd also love to see photos of pufflings (yes, baby puffins!), so if you have some lying around, please upload them and share.
     

29 Dreamy Castles Around The World That Will Leave You Enchanted

Published by Klassy Goldberg · March 28th 2014

From strongholds shrouded in mist to majestic mountain-top structures, these regal photographs of castles across the globe will put you under a spell.

And if you're on the hunt for stock images, some of these photos are available on 500px Prime. Scroll down, and happy exploring!

1. Schloss Neuschwanstein in Germany

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2. Bled Castle in Slovenia

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3. Mont-Saint Michel in France

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4. Eltz Castle in Germany

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5. Kilchurn Castle in Scotland

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6. Methoni Castle in Greece

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7. Rocca Calascio in Italy

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8. Matsumoto Castle in Japan

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9. Chillon Castle in Switzerland

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10. Eileen Donan Castle in Scotland

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11. Prague Castle in Czech Republic

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12. Catherine Palace in Russia

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13. Hochosterwitz Castle in Austria

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14. Chateau de Chambord in France

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15. Corfe Castle in England

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16. Bodiam Castle in England

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17. Guaita Castle in San Marino

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18. Buda Castle in Hungary

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19. Castle Santa Catalina in Spain

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20. Vyborg Castle in Russia

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21. Gyeongbok Palace in South Korea

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22. Castillo de Barcience in Spain

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23. Bran Castle, or "Dracula's Castle" in Romania

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24. Stalker Castle in Scotland

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25. Jal Mahal in India

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26. Palácio de Pena in Portugal

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27. Osaka Castle in Japan

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28. Swallow’s Nest Castle in Crimea

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29. Ross Castle in Ireland

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Which castles will you be dreaming about tonight? Did we miss out on any castles in your part of the world? (We're open to doing a Part 2!) Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
     

31 Sexy Cars That Will Electrify Your Evening

Published by Klassy Goldberg · March 26th 2014

Just had an uneventful day? No problem. Maybe it's time to take these 31 images of hot cars for a spin. Are you sitting comfortably? Then scroll down, and enjoy the ride!



1. Ka-ching! The Koenigsegg Agera R. has a $1.6-$1.7M price tag, which makes it one of the world's most expensive cars.



2. This one-off version of the Pagani Zonda supercar, 760RS, was built for Chilean businessman Marcos Hites, a friend of Horacio Pagani himself.



3. Hot or not — what do you think of this Audi R8's chrome-wrapped body?



4. And this BMW is chrome-wrapped in gold! What.



5. This Porsche 911 964 Turbo is red-hot and rarin' to go.




6. Lamborghini vs Ferrari — who would win in a fight?



7. Bugatti + Baikal Lake = Brilliant!



8. With a roof that retracts in less than 17 seconds among its other bespoke features, the McLaren 12C Spider is a head-turner



9. A peek at what the McLaren 12C Spider looks like on the go.

10. The Caterham 7 is road-legal racer and promises a bonkers drift experience.

11. You might recognize the Aston Martin Vanquish in the film, Die Another Day. Does it count as a Bond Girl too?



12. Meanwhile, this 1965 Aston Martin DB5 can be seen fully-equipped with gadgets in a much earlier James Bond adventure, Goldfinger.



13. The Eagle E-Type Low Drag GT's design is based on low-drag E-Type coupes, circa 1960s.



14. A dreamy Lamborghini car chase on the Swiss Alps. Take us there now!



15. Something you don't see everyday: a couple of Lamborghini Miura SV's cruising down the street.



16. And here's what the Lamborghini Miura SV looks like in complete standstill.



17. A classic beauty. Meet the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto.



18. No words. Just wow.



19. Proof that the iconic '67 Shelby GT500 goes together with sunrises.



20. A classic two-seater sports car produced by Lotus Cars from the 1950's to 1970's.

21. An oncoming storm in the Utah Salt Flats sets the scene for the Ferrari F40.



22. There's a Jaguar on the loose!



23. Your new orange crush: the McLaren P1



24. A flame-breathing McLaren P1 spotted in the streets of Abu Dhabi.



25. A great rig shot of a Ferrari California supercar.



26. Another Ferrari in sunny yellow.



27. The breathtaking Lamborghini Reventon amidst the London skyline.



28. The mood in this photo of the Lamborghini Reventon is reminiscent of the movie, Drive



29. We're obsessed with the gull-winged doors of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the first to be designed in-house at AMG.



30. What do you think of the punchy colors on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and McLaren MP4-12C?



31. And that's all for now, folks!



Thanks for riding along with our collection. Which image gave you a total rush? Do you have any great car photography and post-processing tips you'd like to share? Let's discuss below!
     

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