Top 48 Photographers To Follow On 500px

Top 48 Photographers To Follow On 500px

Even the best photographers need inspiration. 500px is a beautiful playground for some of the best photographers in the industry, and also one of the most powerful tools for motivation. There’s no sifting through rubbish to find quality work in your feed, which is often a problem with various social media platforms, like Facebook. Here's a list of photographers and their mind-blowing work in 4 different genres you MUST be following.

Before I go to bed every night, I scan 500px to sweep through a handful of images uploaded by some of my favorite artists. My flow is customized to my exact taste, and every image I flip through is better than the next. Unlike similar sites, 500px is all about bringing you top quality content on their website and mobile app. Some photographers only use 500px. They don’t even know about Flickr or Facebook. There are many hidden gems such as Sean Archer that you can only find on 500px – a website specifically designed for professional photographers. I finally convinced Sean Archer to open a Facebook page to feature his work, but before he was only on 500px. Elena Shumilova is another photographer who only posted on 500px until her art went viral a few months back.

When I first discovered 500px, I had no idea who to follow. Over time, I slowly starting customizing it to what I liked and waking up my own creativity and sparking ideas I could only dream of. I came across photographers who inspired me, and were perpetually pushing me to try harder and seek more from my own work.

Each and every person I followed ended up in "My Flow," which is your own personalized news feed. The best part about 500px is twofold: First of all, you can “Favorite” photos and send them to a folder to view later. Second, settings and location are shown under the properties of each photo. This makes finding landscapes and areas to scope out for your own artwork and photos easier to find. I've found dozens of landscape locations to shoot from that aspect of 500px.

Every photographer starts somewhere. Maybe growing up you went to the museum for inspiration. 500px is your very own personal museum, filled with what you want to see. Imitation is the greatest compliment – I recommend you look to 500px and fill your flow with goals and motivation to feed the Artist in you.

Inspiration is everywhere—you just have to know where to look.

To make things easier, you will find a sample collage for each photographer. Feel free to skip to either one of the 4 genres or browse through all by just scrolling down.

 

Portraits/Fashion/Beauty   |    City/Architecture    |      Landscape    |   Fine Art

 

 

Portraits/Fashion/Beauty

Michael Woloszynowicz

^Michael Woloszynowicz^ a truly talented portrait photographer who is also popular for his retouching tutorials,  was one of the first people I followed on 500px. Special thanks to him for helping me put this list of photographers together.

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^Alyssa Framm^

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Chris Lambeth ^

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Brian Ingram ^

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Chloe Battesti  ^

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Dean Bradshaw ^

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Adamo de Pax ^

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Elena Shumilova  ^

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Jay Russell ^

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Jean-Baptiste Fort  ^

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Joanna Kustra  ^

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Kirsty Mitchell  ^

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Lelya Martian ^

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 ^ Lucie Bremeault  ^

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Margarita Kareva  ^

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Pauly Pholwises  ^

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Peter Nguyen  ^

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Rey Vladyc Mangouta ^

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Светлана-Беляева ^

City/Architecture

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Alisdair Miller ^

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 ^ Bildwerker Freiburg  ^

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Cesar Asensio Marco ^

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Daniel Cheong  ^

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David Keochkerian ^

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Philipp Goetze ^

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Philipp Richert  ^

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PK ^

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Vulture Labs ^

Landscape

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Alex Mody ^

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^Beboy ^

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Chip Phillips ^

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Deb Harder  ^

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Jesse Summers  ^

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Jimmy Mcintyre  ^

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 Kevin McNeal  ^

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 Lars Van de Goor  ^

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^ Iurie Belegurschi  ^

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Marc Adamus  ^

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Mark Gvazdinskas  ^

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Michael Shainblum ^ 

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Nagesh Mahadev ^

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Raymo Photography

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Stian Klo  ^

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^Timothy Poulton^

Fine Art

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Dennis Ramos ^

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Joel (Julius) Tjintjelaar ^

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^Julia Anna Gospodarou ^Michael-Salmela-fstoppers-dani-diamond-500px-who-to-follow.

^Michael Salmela ^

For those who aren’t familiar with "The Flow" section of 500px: The Flow is a personalized display that shows you images that your friends have uploaded, liked or commented on. On a deeper level, it is based off of the interaction that the people you follow take. Thus following good people results in good quality content from them, but also content that they deem to be high quality. This ultimately is a virtuous cycle that helps you to find more and more good content and photographers. Once  you get the hang of it you will see how powerful it is and I guarantee that you will be hooked on it!

Feel free to follow me as well!

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Aw meng! This is amazing!... now I need to learn photography all over again :(

Nice! Thanks for putting this together. I love the "Fine Art" work from the various photographers!

Is 500px a place to find clients or is it more the place to get fame among photographers?

Mark Gvazdinskas's picture

What a list. Unbelievably honored to have been included. Thank you very, very much.

Absolutely brother.

Thank you! Stunning list and I've added a dozen of new ones that I somehow wasn't following.

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Love this list! I just recently got into 500px. Check out my work! http://500px.com/ToddSpoth

500px has an Editor's choice which is good.
I follow via RSS
http://500px.com/editors

Matteo Crema's picture

Portraits and landscapes? Only? Bah

Thanks a million for including me. It's an honour.

Great work Jimmy!

Epic Article!

I can see why these are your favorites, but in terms of the best... Eh, a lot of skillfully processed commercial images, but something's missing... No documentary work, nothing that really gets you in the gut because the image itself is so powerful, as opposed to its styling... You've got a great starting point, now go deeper and show me something where the medium isn't the message.

Can u do one fr flickr :P

wonderfull selection !!! it would have been better if I was in. (joke) 500px.com/DavidDiNatale. Nice article ;) thanks for the discovery

Dani Riot's picture

Damn, I didn't make the list… :p

Great list!! 500px is FULL of great photographer! Hope some day I'll make it into this list :P

A pretty good list, but it's just wrong not to include Max Rive in landscape category. Apart from Adamus, his are the best works I have seen in last 6 months. Ryan Dyar is also great.

http://500px.com/maxrivefotograaf

How can you miss Atif Saeed?

http://500px.com/matif

500 px photos are all hyper shopped. No doubt they are beautiful images but they all have the same look. Scrolling through them ends up being quite numbing...
And no my photos are nowhere as "good" as these if that is your taste but then I actually prefer Polaroid and "proper" street photography...

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Anton Jankovoy

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really nice list, thx for sharing

Jeremie Montessuis's picture

Thanks for sharing this amazing list, I also have some great images
(mostly fashion) on 500px here: http://500px.com/Film-Noir-Studio

Blatant self promotion...

<a href="http://500px.com/photo/14510287/wallaby-by-jason-felmingham" rel="nofollow">wallaby by Jason Felmingham on 500px</a>

Lincoln Harrison Should have made it to the list

Stian Klo's picture

Thanks once again for the feature buddy ! much appreciated =)

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