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How I Prepare for Travel Photo Assignments Around the World

My name is Susan Seubert, and I’m a editorial and commercial photographer based in Portland, Oregon, and Maui, Hawaii. As an assignment photographer …

Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

We are in the middle of a mindfulness revolution.<p>According to Time, The Huffington Post and a host of other media outlets, mindfulness and meditation are having their moment in the spotlight. From hospitals to corporate wellness programs, mindfulness is — supposedly — a new path to relieving …

Mindfulness

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

Tutorials

There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world. But as with any rapidly growing movement—regardless of its potential benefits—there is good reason here for caution.<p>Championed for many years by pioneering researchers such as Ellen Langer and Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is a …

7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Portrait Format for Non-Portraits

Portrait format, sometimes called vertical format is for portraits, right? Well, of course many portraits are shot in that format but not all. By the …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Tutorials

5 iPhone Apps You Just Can't Miss This Week

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Thriftier Fifty: Yongnuo Has Cloned the Cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 II to Make it Even Cheaper

Back in September, we reported that Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has expanded its cloned gear business to include copycat lenses, starting with the …

Art Deco Inspiration

Art deco has to be one of my favorite design styles, mostly because of the geometric and simple forms and the sort of motion that is created. This …

2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Announced

Hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council, the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards has recognized three dozen of the year’s best …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

Landscape Photography

Motion blur: how to use layers, filters and masks to create a sense of speed

Motion blur, which makes a subject look like it’s moving quickly, has become a familiar effect in photos and movies – even though it doesn’t exist in …

Adobe Overhauls Creative Cloud, Here are the Important Updates for Photographers

If you head over to Adobe’s website now, you’ll find a bunch of information on the company’s major Creative Cloud update that, as promised via …

500px Blog

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …