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Ticket to Ride

Published by Diana Tula · July 24th 2013

When was the last time you went to a carnival and took a ride? Take a look at this video by Jason Groepper and get transported back into the childhood memories and summer nights. See carnival rides the way you’ve never seen them before, fast forwarded and in time lapse. Jason is a Maple Valley based photographer from US & he has a beautiful portfolio. Check out his work, just visit Jason’s 500px page.

We think that photographers make great videographers and so we love sharing videos by 500px members with you. Last time we featured Whale Nation & Transformers 3. For more videos browse the blog and send in your videos to We'd love to see what you filmed!


Lena K

Published by Diana Tula · July 24th 2013

Meet Lena K, a talented photographer from Lithuania who captured our hearts with her gentle and affectionate photographs. Please enjoy a selection of our favourite images by Lena and click on each photo for a full size photograph.

Did you know that Lena also goes by the name of Matilda? To see her full portfolio and to add Lena to friends visit her 500px page.

Every week we promote 500px photographers on our blog. 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 featured email


Weekly Monday Contest

Published by Diana Tula · July 22nd 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.


Last week we announced Seeing Green theme & have chosen twelve photos from all the contestants to share with you today. These are gallery thumbnails, click on each for a full size photo. Let us know which one is your favourite in the comments below :)

New theme: Sakura

1. Select photo that fits this theme. Upload image to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "sakura500px".
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 July 28 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 Karolina Manuszewska.

Good luck this week!


1 Year Blog Anniversary

Published by Diana Tula · July 18th 2013

Let's Celebrate!

July 11th was my one year anniversary blogging for 500px. To celebrate I’ve prepared two handpicked kits that will be mailed out to two lucky winners! Each kit comes with Diana+ lomo camera, film, journal, markers, candy, a surprise 500px card, owls and a lot of love :)


To enter upload one photo of a happy moment to 500px and tag it with “kit1” or “kit2” to win respective kits. The winner will be chosen at random & to qualify your photo must be uploaded starting July 18 (today). Contest ends August 11 and winner will be announced the next day. Good luck!


P.S. Do you love snail mail too? If you ever feel like sending us a letter here’s our address. We’d love to read your letters and write back the “old fashioned way”.

500px To: Blog 317 Adelaide St. W Office 704 Toronto ON M5V 1P9 Canada



Announcing New 500px Photo Page

Published by Diana Tula · July 17th 2013

Hey everyone! Continuing to push the boundaries of our platform and listening to user feedback, we just launched a redesigned Photo Page. The new Photo Page offers photographers a more visually appealing way to showcase and share their work online than ever before. We have also improved the browsing aesthetic for non-photographers, so you can continue to spend hours watching beautiful photos.

Now Photo Page has full-screen viewing, larger photo size, elegant photo presentation with simple design, higher visibility of sharing buttons to market your work, and much more.

New Features

  • Focus View feature for photos, enables full-screen view with simple shortcut ‘H’ and maximizes photo browsing experience.
  • Shortcuts are located below each photo in Focus View. Click on a photo or press ‘H’ for Focus View. Press ‘M’ to maximize the photo, ‘L’ to like, and ‘F’ for favourite.
  • Arrow keys let you go back and forth between photos to mirror the ease of 500px iPad App experience on your computer screen.
  • Larger photos on Popular, Editor’s Choice, Upcoming and Fresh feeds and on your profile.
  • Photos expand in size for superior viewing on larger monitors.
  • Optimized viewing for panoramic photos, they look better than ever before.
  • Photographer information, easy sharing and like & favourite buttons are featured in the new header.
  • Comments are located below the photo as well as a visual list of the people who’ve favourited or liked the photo.
  • Want to know who was the last person to V&F your photo? Just look to the bottom right, and easily expand to see a full list.

Is your favourite feature not on the list? Let us know in the comments below what changes you’d like to see in the upcoming Photo Page releases. We’d love to hear your thoughts :)

Major Changes

The biggest change is Focus View — the ability to maximize the size of each photo for a more dramatic and enjoyable experience. Click on any photo and then use series of shortcuts to browse full-screen.

The header is simplified and now includes the photographer’s information on the top left with share and like buttons conveniently located at the top right. Underneath each photo, you’ll find details on the camera and lens, comments, the Popular feed and a visual list of the people who liked or favourited the photo.

Thanks for reading & please leave your feedback!


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