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Weekly Monday Contest

Published by Diana Tula · March 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. For announced theme, deadline and how to enter continue reading.

Rorschach’s Ink

Last week we announced “Rorschach’s Ink” theme and got many cool photo entires with creative solutions and photo explorations. We’ve selected twelve to share with you today, these are only thumbnails so make sure to click on each for a full size photograph. Take a look at all the contestants to pick your favourite.

New theme: My Morning

1. Select photo that fits this theme. Upload image to your 500px profile or pick an existing photo.
2. Add a tag "MyMorning".
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 March 31st 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 Fotozatze.

Big thanks to everyone who participated!


Follow Friday: Family Photographers

Published by Diana Tula · March 22nd 2013

Inspired by the Follow Friday hashtag movement on twitter we started a new 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. Today we are focusing on Family Photographers and their inspirational children’s photographs.

Sebastian Luczywo

Enjoy fine art black and white photographs of lovely rural family scenes. Though most of these photos are staged there is sincerity to all the scenes.

Ian Taylor

Ian captures candid photos of kids from all over the world. His creative angles and unusual settings bring a fresh perspective to family photography genre.

Elena Miloslavskaya

We love her photos of babies in cute and funny hats. It’s just so hard not to go “Aww” when looking at them, see for yourself if you can resist the urge.

Svetlana Kvashina

See kids act like grown ups, chopping wood, baking crepes and pretending to hunt. Svetlana infuses commercial and artistic photography into her style, resulting in lovely kid photographs.

Tatiana Spichiger

Kids just want to have fun! Tatiana photographs children as they explore the world through fun and creativity. Her photos full of natural light, vivid colours and love.

Evgeniya Semenova

Looking at Evgeniya’s photos you can feel all the hugs & kisses and a lot of love. She has a great eye for capturing those moments that make your heart melt and those that you want to keep forever. Take a look and start smiling.

White Cat

Same kid, different faces. Take a look at how the same person can change in over 100 of photos, creatively photographed in colour and b&w by White Cat.

Raquel Lopez-Chicheri

Raquel turns family photos into editorial-like photo sessions that reveal great character. If you were looking for new ways to photograph your kids Raquel’s photos is great source of inspiration.

Natalya Fedorova

Immerse yourself in a portfolio of lifestyle family photos of Nataya. Her photos are wonderfully processed with amazing colours and magical light. We had a really hard time picking one favourite photo, which one is yours?

Galina Kochergina

Follow adventures of a baby girl, see her grow and live in a wonderful world of pastels. The wondrous world created by her mom and talented photographer Galina Kochegina, who also masterfully photographs food and other magical decor details of life.

Emil Nyström

Some kids drive you crazy, and some drive you crazy creatively. Enjoy imaginative photos by Emil as he captures surreal adventures of his baby girl. Watch her do ninja chops, car fixing jobs and chasing after the airplane.

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. Visit last post Follow Friday: High-Speed Photographers and discover great talents.

Who is your favourite family photographer at 500px? Let us know in the comments below (you can also nominate yourself).


Discover Danbo

Published by Diana Tula · March 21st 2013

Danbo is a little guy whom everybody loves, especially photographers. Originally a character in the comic book Danbo became a real toy shortly after. In 2009 Danbo was made a celebrity by the photo community, celebrated as most photographed and most loved photo subject. To date Danbo is loved by many and retains a popularity status.

If you were thinking of getting into Danbo photography all you need is his figurine (you can get one online for about $30), a camera and lots of imagination. The beauty of Danbo photography is how creative you can get without fancy or expensive equipment. To give you some ideas we’ve chosen some of our most loved Danbo photos from 500px. You’ll notice that most photos have a shallow depth of field, to get similar effect shoot at lowest aperture or zoom all the way in. So, take Danbo on a journey and share your photos with us. Thanks!

Across The Road by Alex G
Frontside Shifty Ollie by Lauri Laukkanen
I miss you by Harith Fahmi

Let’s share our passion for photography! Tell us what's your favourite photo genre or photo project idea in the comments below. We are always looking for new ideas and great photo finds to feature on the blog, and would love to get your input. Last time we featured "Discover Scanography", find out what it is and start dabbling in this fun photo technique.


Week In Review

Published by Diana Tula · March 19th 2013

Fall in love with inspiring photography! We’ve been watching photos uploaded to 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 :)


70K on Twitter

Published by Diana Tula · March 18th 2013

Photo by Jared Lim

Our twitter army is growing! We are elated to announce that we have reached 70,000 followers on twitter. Thanks to you we’re ranked 32nd on twitter in Toronto, Canada. To show our appreciation for your support we hosted a giveaway gifting one Awesome account, the lucky winner SyledisPhotos was announced earlier today.

Join us on Twitter & Facebook and help us grow! For us social pages is a great means of connecting with you, hearing your ideas, sharing current contests, great photos and latest photo exclusive content.

Soon we are going to reach 300,000 Likes on Facebook. To celebrate that milestone there is another giveaway, to read more about it and participate visit 500px Facebook page.

Thanks for your love!


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