Mohini Ufeli

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Werner Philipps: Inspiration in Natural Light Portraiture

<i>All images by Werner Philipps. Used with permission.</i><p>You wouldn’t think that despite the way that photographer Werner Philipps got his start in …

Photography

Lighting Basics: How to Light Portraits with a Beauty Dish

So far, we’ve covered how to light portraits with an umbrella, an octabank and a softbox–today we’re focusing on the beauty dish. Beauty dishes were …

How to Figure Out What To Charge For Your Portraits

One of the biggest mysteries that any photographer that wants to go pro and semi-pro is what to charge for their portraiture services. It’s pretty …

Lighting Basics: How to Light Portraits with an Umbrella

As my portraiture has evolved over the years, the mainstay of my kit remains to be large umbrellas. The light modifiers are incredibly adaptable, …

Lighting Basics: How to Light Portraits with an Octabank

Octabanks are one of the more recent light modifiers to hit the scene. They’re an interesting and odd combination of an umbrella, softbox and beauty …

Nigel Barker: The Important Aspects of Portraiture (NSFW)

<i>All images by Nigel Barker. Used with permission</i><p>When it comes to high end fashion photography, one of the first photographers that many think of …

How to Use Zone Focusing To Make Capturing Photographs Easier

There are times and moments where even the best autofocus from the most advanced cameras won’t be able to deliver the image that you really want from …

Star Trek and the kiss that changed TV

As the sci-fi franchise reaches the half-century mark, it’s important to remember the heady ideas and political commentary that made it resonate, writes Trekkie Natalie Haynes.<p>In 1968, US television broadcast what many claim was the first interracial kiss on American airwaves. It occurred between …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

How The World's Greatest Gymnast Became Inevitable

Any elite athlete is under pressure to excel. Simone Biles is under pressure to be inevitable.<p><b>At 9 a.m. on</b> <b>a Wednesday</b> in January, 18-year-old Simone Biles was dancing in the middle of World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, but no music was playing. Clad in black spandex shorts and a hoodie — all …

7 Sparkling Photos That Celebrate America’s Big Day

With the US celebrating the Fourth of July today, we’re getting festive with photos that highlight a tradition of the holiday — sparklers and the …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just 2 Little Decisions

<i>Hey, I am Manuel Becker and I am the founder of Locationscout, a platform for discovering amazing places for photographers. I am living in Germany</i> …

Best of 2015

We covered the Top 10 Nature photos, Top 10 Travel photos, Top 10 Journalism photos, and so much more already. There’s just one last Top 10 that …

Let’s Go Exploring with Rob Sese

<i>Editor’s Note: 500px NEXT is a new Special Feature we’re debuting here on 500px ISO. NEXT stands for Noteworthy, Emerging, eXpressive, and Tenacious:</i> …

500px Prime Lunch & Learn: Discoverability

500px Basic Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? …

The Photo Fiend Speed Edit with Gia

The Best Ways to Invest Your Money as a Photographer

<i>Matej Sokol is a self-taught hobbyist who loves nature, mountains, and travel. To see more of his work, give him a follow on 500px.</i><p>You want to be a …

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Fix Perspective Distortion

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best magazine for photographers who want to improve their camera skills. Whether you’re an absolute beginner,</i> …

How to Use the Natural Light in Your Home to Capture Amazing Lifestyle Photos

<i>Bryn Huntpalmer is a mother of two young children living in Austin, Texas where she currently works as an Editor for Modernize. In addition to</i> …