In order to get that summer feeling we needed we decided to use leaves of different kinds to cast shadows together with a light that could reproduce the sun light: we used a single 2000W Arri light (Arri lights are usually for cinema sets). Erika, the make up artist was holding the leaves alternating with Mia, our fashion stylist. Photos will be published once they will come out in the magazine. For now you can take a look at the backstage pictures. I shot this video myself between one outfit and another." - Giuseppe Circhetta
Giuseppe Circhetta is a fashion and beauty photographer based in Italy. He got in touch with us via email and his sensual work with undeniable appeal caught our eye. If you'd like to see Giuseppe’s photographic work take a look at his 500px page, blog and website.
We think that photographers make great videographers and so we'd love to share the videos created by 500px users with you. For more videos browse the blog and let us know if you’d like to be featured. Last time we shared “Toronto Is Home”, a three minute time-lapse that shows the city from most fascinating vantage points.
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. For announced theme, deadline and how to enter continue reading.
1. Select photo that fits this theme. Upload image to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "WIMB".
3. You are done. To track all entries click here.
Good luck this week! Theme is open to your interpretation and creativity, so get snapping and tagging. Deadline is May 26th 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. Lucky draw winner is JC Shamrockah.
Learn how to create dreamy Great Gatsby inspired portraits in our third instalment of a new photography tutorial series co-produced by 500px and BorrowLenses.com. Especially for 500px fans BorrowLenses invites you to receive 10% off any rental with coupon code: 500px.
Want more perks? As an added bonus when you order using the code "500px" you will also receive 25% off a 500px Awesome account. This discount is good for any rental duration and is not stackable. BorrowLenses.com rental orders ship to U.S. addresses only and accept U.S. credit cards.
We’re excited to announce that our completely redesigned Photo Portfolios are now available for all 500px members today. With 500px serving over a billion page views per month, 500px Portfolios give photographers an opportunity to get discovered and showcase their work to a large, global audience that’s passionate about the highest quality photos: the 500px community.
For the past several weeks, we’ve had over 1000 users beta testing the features and we’ve incorporated their feedback into the product. The overwhelming response is that the new Portfolio has exceeded their expectations.
We want to thank the members of our community who participated in the beta version and shared their thoughts and ideas. You helped us refine our UX and take it to the next level!
"One of the first things I noticed is how beautiful it is," says photographer, author and digital media expert Scott Bourne. "I set up and customized my site effortlessly. The Portfolio redesign really makes your photos pop."
"Being able to completely personalize 500px Portfolios is an outstanding new feature,” says photographer and author Nicole S. Young. “I'm really excited about the direction 500px is headed.”
"The best just keeps getting better,” says photographer and Education Director for NAPP Matt Kloskowski. “500px's new Portfolios have taken an insanely inspirational website and made it a one-stop shop for finding, sharing and showing off beautiful photos."
Photographers can now create a custom personal website on 500px with its own URL, tabs, pages and zero maintenance or incremental hosting fees. They can express their vision and style by:
We’re also increasing upload capacity for all accounts. Free accounts will now be able to upload 20 photos per week, while Plus and Awesome accounts will accept larger size of photos, up to 100Mb per file, and as always have unlimited uploads.
Over the next couple of months, we’re rolling out even more features including custom pages, full integration for Stores/ecommerce, blogs and localization.
This is the beginning of the next phase of our platform. 500px is rolling out a lot of new features over the next few months and continually working towards being the best place to get photos and photographers discovered. We have some exciting products in the pipeline.
For more information about Portfolios and how photographers can get the most out of its features, take a look at the Google+ Hangout video Q&A 500px developers held with users.
Need help with new portfolios? We're here to assist, email email@example.com.
Thank you & we hope you'll love your new portfolio!
Meet Nina and her magical clicks that take your mind off the everyday and into the realm of extraordinary. Nina takes the camera with her everywhere, photographing along the way the things that inspire her — be it some little things or memories from her travels. Warm light, blur and film-like colours of her images will leave you with an ambiance of happiness. Enjoy!
Say “Hi!” to Nina and add her to friends, just visit her 500px page, there you can see her full body of work and follow future uploads.
Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their brilliant photos. Every week we want to introduce you to new and up and coming photographers, whom you may have not discovered yet. If you’d like to be featured on our blog or nominate your favourite photographer leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.