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Arif Abdullah

Arif Abdullah



I'm a computer scientist living in San Francisco Bay Area and working for Adobe Systems. I am an avid traveler who deeply appreciates the beauty of nature. Landscape and nature photography is my passion that comes from my urge to keep the memories of the places I visit.
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
  • Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon SpeedLite 580 EX II Flash

500px vs...

Published May 22nd, 2013

I've always been a big fan of 500px because of their beautiful portfolio, amazing interface, intuitive workflow, passionate community, and not mention the superior image quality. I also have a SmugMug account, which I have been using mainly to store and my photos. So far, 500px has been by far the best portal to showcase my photo works. Flickr never attracted because of their cumbersome workflow and awful interface, even though it used to be the best photo-sharing site once upon a time.

On the other hand, I use Facebook quite heavily to share my photos with my friends, families, and fans; but the expectation is different there. Note that, I said "share" not "showcase".

Recently, Yahoo has announced the revamped Flickr site and I just wanted to give it a spin even though I was quite cynical and reluctant to do so. But honestly, it looks pretty awesome at the first sight, at least from the photo showcasing point of view. Lately, I have been quite disappointed with 500px about the their ...

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