November is a busy time of year—we've been hard at work improving the tools that make 500px the most passionate photography community in the world. Here are just a few of the things we’re most excited about this month.
Discovering your style
Defining and sharing your style is one of the most important things a photographer can do to stand out. Our new For You feature helps you discover new styles based on your likes, while our Classes and Blog aim to help photographers hone in on what makes their work unique.
No photographer is an island
Professional relationships are crucial for growth and support. So we’ve compiled expert advice from pro photographers Lindsay Adler, Jared Polin, Jeremy Cowart, Andrew Kearns, Rehahn, Mark Del Mar, and GMB Akash in a new, free eBook to help you build your own networks. Download your copy here. I’d love to hear what you think!
Classes on the go
Not everyone has the time or space to join an online photography class on desktop, so we’ve brought 500px Classes to our mobile apps for iOS/Android. Paid members can now experience 500px Classes on the go—download the latest version of our iOS / Android app to get started.
Continuing to support diversity
We’re proud of our ambassador program —but we we want it to better represent the photography community. So we’re promising an equal representation of men and women in our Brand Ambassador program by March 2018. Do you think you’d make a great 500px Brand Ambassador? Learn more about the program here.
A stronger stance on NSFW
We hope that you’ve experienced less unwanted NSFW content in your feeds. We’ve been actively banning more users that break our NSFW guidelines, in a continued effort to be a more welcoming community. But this is a group effort—please do continue to report content that you feel crosses the line.
500px thanks you!
- We turned 8 this year! We asked 500px folks to share the best parts of working here, to recognize the people, ideas, and connections that make 500px what it is.
- Finally, 500px was named a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner. We do our best to make 500px the best community for passionate photographers, and every one of our 60+ employees thanks you for your continued support.
As always, reach out to me with your comments and suggestions. I’m excited to continue building the world’s most passionate photography community with you.
Andy YangCEO, 500px