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Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

Becoming a Photopreneur: The Slow Times

Up until now we've talked mostly about how to shift your thinking away from the unfortunate standard of the professional artist. However, we can't …

A Scathing, Brutally Honest Rant About Not Working for Free

<i>Editor’s note: This video contains strong language that is not suitable for some environments.</i><p>In 2007, famed science fiction writer and fierce …

Humor: 5 Easy Steps to Becoming an ‘Official Photographer’

The folks at the not-always-politically-correct Facebook page Being Satan hit the nail on the head with this list of 5 steps that describe how to …

Last Days of the Arctic

Project info<p>Ragnar has been traveling to the Arctic for almost three decades. Nowhere are the signs of climate change more visible; here global warming already affects the day-to-day lives of the local people. Still the circumpolar Arctic is one of the most disputed territories on Earth, with many …

Lytro Branches Out from Photography, Offers Unprecedented Access to Their Tech for $20K

The folks at Lytro have always believed that light field technology is the future, and not just for photography and storytelling. They believe that …

Your Future Camera May be Recharged Wirelessly Using an ‘Energy Router’

Wireless Internet is now commonplace, but one thing that’s generally still wired is electricity. One day, however, you might be juicing up your …

Portraits of American Same-Sex Couples from the 1980s at Home with Themselves

At the height of AIDS hysteria in the 1980s, when some people still wondered if the disease could be passed to others through day-to-day contact, …

Giving Constructive Feedback to a Photographer? Use ‘And’ Rather than ‘But’

If you’re ever in a situation where you need to (or want to) give some constructive criticism to another photographer, here’s a simple trick for …

Give Your Photographs The Stage They Deserve - Make Sure Your Website is Mobile Ready

If you post amazing professional-quality photographs to your website and nobody can access them, are they really that amazing? Nobody will know. All …

The One Roll Challenge: What Would You Shoot if There Were Only One Roll of Film Left?

Inspired by Steve McCurry’s “The Last Roll of Kodachrome,” four Tokyo-based photographers took to the streets with only a single roll of 120 film and …

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer

<i>This interview with photographer Kyle Johnson originally appeared in our free downloadable guide,</i> The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography …

The Photographer’s Manifesto

I have seen absolutely beautiful things happen in the photo industry. I’ve seen strangers become best friends, I’ve seen grand ideas being brought to …

How To Turn Your Panorama Photos Into 360-Degree Little Planet Images

At 500px, we love featuring new photographers that have recently discovered photography, or picked up new skills in-camera and in post-processing …

China Blocks Instagram as Hong Kong Protest Photos Roll In

In the wake of the pro-democracy Occupy Central protests rocking Hong Kong, the Chinese government has tightened its already short censorship leash, …

Magnum’s Bruce Gilden Delivers a Brutally Honest Critique of Art Photography

<i>Author’s note: The following video does contain some explicit language and one instance of nudity at 3 minutes. Proceed with caution, especially if</i> …

Epson Announces Two New Multi-Format Film Scanners

Film is making something of a comeback. Sure, certain film stocks are still disappearing and being discontinued, but other companies are coming back …

The former REM frontman on Douglas Coupland’s 9/11-inspired artwork and the images that still haunt the US<p>As I return to New York City from a summer in Europe, two days before the 12th anniversary of 9/11, I glance up to see the Tribute in Light – two ghostly, beautifully impossible shafts of light …

Provocative Portrait Series Shows Everyday People Living Out Their After Hours Fantasies (NSFW)

For <i>Day and Night</i>, Atlanta-based photographer Forest McMullin explores sexual desire and its relationship to human identity, photographing individuals …

Citizen Photojournalism Game Shows That Framing Shots Differently Changes the Story

More so than ever before, it’s regular citizens with camera phones who are breaking the news… or in some cases shaping the news. And it’s this topic, …

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

You have a powerful idea for a photography project, but not all the funds you need to make it happen. Sound familiar?<p>The great news is there are many …

Flow Chart Tries to Educate the Public on the Rules of Using a Photo They Found Online

When people are browsing around online for photographs to use, be them for an article, a project or something else, it’s vital to know whether or not …

A Young Photojournalist on Burning Out, Getting Ahead, and Being Satisfied with Your Own Work.

We all have our own motivation for the images we choose to make. Every photographer has that little voice, that driving force pushing you toward the …

How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

<i>Who Pays Photographers?</i> is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout …

6 Life Lessons That Can Make You a Better Photographer

Photography can’t be all f-stops and shutter speeds; megapixels and frames per second shouldn't dominate your thought process each time you reach for …

Emerging Technology

Good Enough to Succeed in Photography

It’s been a tough few years and people are frustrated with the state of the industry. Everywhere I turn, people seem to be saying that a photography …

Tokyo in Black and White: The Street Photography of Tatsuo Suzuki

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the frenetic atmosphere of Tokyo through richly toned black and white street photography. Suzuki’s use …

Surviving in the New Economy

It’s true. Both Neil Leifer and Walter Iooss worked for free.<p>In the book series <i>Masters of Photography, Photographing Sports</i>, Walter Iooss is quoted …