500px Global Photography Awards 2021 Winners Reveal
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In December, we launched the first annual 500px Global Photography Awards, an initiative created to recognize and highlight the amazing talent within the community. Our Editors came up with four overarching categories that represent the 500px community. Photographers of all skill levels were challenged to submit their best photos to the categories
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The photographer’s guide to blogging
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For years, we’ve found inspiration in blogs created by photographers of all genres. Tristan Zhou has shared gear guides for beginners, while Tanner Wendell Stewart has transported us to the breathtaking landscapes of the Faroe Islands. Through his blog, Benjamin Von Wong shares behind-the-scenes stories from his epic and surreal conservation-themed
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Are NFTs disrupting the fine art world?
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In the past year, contemporary art auctions soared to $2.7 billion, according to research from Artprice, reaching an all-time high after the initial collapse of sales in the early days of the Covid crisis. The rebound can be attributed to a number of factors, including the emergence of NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens.” In March, 22 million people log
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The 500px guide to understanding NFT and crypto buzzwords
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As you might have heard, “NFT” was chosen as Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2021. The abbreviation for “non-fungible token,” a new kind of digital asset, has exploded in popularity, with everyone from blue-chip auction houses to emerging photographers talking about the next frontier for art in the age of the internet. Within the world of
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Six ways to capture Valentine’s Day
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Hallmark introduced its first Valentine’s Day card in 1913 and started producing them in 1916. In 1948, De Beers unveiled its iconic “A diamond is forever” slogan. In 1986, Hersey’s released Valentine’s Day “kisses” with pink and red foil. By 2004, estimates suggest that consumers bought more than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of candy annually. Br
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Share the Lens: 500px celebrates Black History Month
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Every day we work towards a fair playing field for all but this February, in honor of Black History Month the 500px team has created the Share the Lens campaign as an opportunity to celebrate Black culture and shine even more light on the importance of redefining representation and driving inclusivity. Accurate and inclusive representation in the p
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USDA Invites You to Reimagine the National School Meals Program Application
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What do Usability.gov, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and you have in common?  The opportunity to spur innovation and impact the future of digital design in government and beyond! USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently launched the E.A.T. School Lunch UX Challenge , an online hackathon that asks designers and software engineer
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Recruiting Participants & the Legend of “The General Public”
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We’re sure that if you have ever tried put together any user experience testing, especially for the government, that at one point or another your client has said that their target audience is the “general public”.  Your conversations may have sounded something like this: Question: “Who is the target audience for this site?”Answer:  “The General Pub
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Welcome to the Reimagined HHS.gov
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Richard Stapleton, Senior Deputy Director, Digital Communications Division, ASPA/HHS Originally published on the HHS.gov Blog by the author. Rethought. Restructured. Reimagined. Welcome to the new HHS.gov. Research tells me I have seven seconds to grab your attention. People are busy; want information fast. So, a quick intro to the new HHS.gov. Rei
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Color Basics
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A color wheel is an illustrative model of color hues around a circle.  It shows the relationships between the primary, secondary, and intermediate/ tertiary colors and helps demonstrate color temperature. Digital teams communicate exact colors through the use of hex codes. Understanding the Color Wheel Many color wheels are shown using 12 colors. 
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