Photo Stories

At 500px amazing photography is at our core, but these photos would not be possible without the talented people behind the lens. The 500px Spotlight series highlights the global and diverse photographers that are part of the 500px Community. This week we are excited to introduce you to Licensing contributor Lukas Klima. Lukas Klima is an Austrian
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A recent study commissioned by the personal care company Schick revealed that 85% of men prefer to see everyday people depicted in advertising. Inspired by their findings, the brand interviewed men across the country, forgoing the use of professional models, actors, or celebrities for a more candid, documentary-style aesthetic. The study—and subsequent rebrand—was one in
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From underwater portrait sessions to floral crowns and flowy fabric, recent trends have reinvigorated the field of maternity photos. If once the genre was considered radical (think: Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair), it’s now entered the mainstream (think: Beyonce’s 2017 pregnancy photoshoot with twins). These days, maternity photos are equally at home
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Last year, the parenting products company Frida released its first TV commercial during the Golden Globes. Featuring moms in real life, the ad highlighted the moments we rarely see in commercial media: the clogged ducts, the cabbage compresses, and other lactation hurdles. Within a few days, the original version of the ad had racked up
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When he first learned that Ukraine had been invaded, the renowned photographer Vitaliy Raskalov was thousands of miles away, but he knew he had to help. Within a week of the invasion, he’d raised the equivalent of $10,000 in ether through the sales of his well-known NFT photography collection, which went toward providing bulletproof vests,
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As we (finally!) emerge from the pandemic, this summer offers more opportunities than ever to refresh your Licensing Portfolio. Late last year, Expedia named the “Greatest of All Trips (GOAT)” as their top travel trend for 2022, citing travelers’ interest in “going big” and creating meaningful experiences post-pandemic. Think spa retreats, off-the-beaten-path destinations, luxe amenities,
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When Vadim Balakin encountered the remains of a polar bear in Northern Svalbard in August of 2014, the cause of the animal’s death was unknown (pictured below). It might have been old age; however, the good condition of the teeth suggested that starvation was also a likely possibility. “They say nowadays such remains [are] to
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At 500px amazing photography is at our core, but these photos would not be possible without the talented people behind the lens. The 500px Spotlight series highlights the global and diverse photographers that are part of the 500px Community. This week we are excited to introduce you to Licensing contributor and 500px Ambassador, Julia Wimmerlin. Julia Wimmerlin,
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A year ago, a JPG file sold for $69 million. A tweet sold for $2.9 million. A cat gif sold for $690,000. And suddenly, everyone was talking about cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, unique assets that provide proof of ownership for digital files. In mere months, the market for NFTs has exploded, with more
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