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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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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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Clay Cook's picture

Just followed all of these amazing artists! Thanks Dani!

Dani Diamond's picture

Roger that Clay, glad you liked it!

Tam Nguyen's picture

Dani, great post. Thank you!!!

Dani Diamond's picture

Sure Tam!

Michael Woloszynowicz's picture

Thanks for putting this epic collection together Dani. The collages are such a nice touch.

Dennis Ramos's picture

Michael, A big thanks to you and Dani! And yes, the collage really is beautiful!!

Black Light Shoots's picture

Michael you and Julia K are angels to me. More power and wealth brother.

Michael Woloszynowicz's picture

Thanks so much :)

Tibo's picture

Too bad there's no Film category :)

Lowell Mason's picture

utter brilliance, thank you

Dani Diamond's picture

Sure and thank you!

Valdemar Hemlin's picture

Awesome list and I follow many of them already. But my two absolute favorites of 500px are Dmitry Ageev and Katerina Plotnikova. They really deserve a spot here :)

Dani Diamond's picture

Damn I knew I missed someone. How the hell did I miss Dmitry! Katrina I'm not familiar with.

Valdemar Hemlin's picture

Hehe, yeah, what the hell, Dani? ;)
http://500px.com/katerina_plotnikova I'll let Katerinas work speak for itself.

Dani Diamond's picture

I actually familiar with her work, I just realized i was looking at her stuff last week. All these names and collages were very hard to keep track of. I'll have to feature her in some other way.

Valdemar Hemlin's picture

Let me know if I can help in any way

Jesselsummers's picture

Thanks Dani! I appreciate the nod and want to add some more landscape photographers to the list that I really look up to. Please forgive any name misspellings: Alex Noriega, Ryan Dyar, Ted Gore, Miles Morgan (great at post work and storytelling) Floris van Breugel, Kah kit Yoong,max rive (great compositions) Lincoln Harrison (debatably the worlds best nightscape photographer). There are a lot more but they have difficult names that I'd butcher and I'm on mobile before my first cup of coffee.

Mark Gvazdinskas's picture

Cheers, Jesse. I was thinking those same names--draw so much inspiration from their work, and yours as well. All the Best.

Alex Noriega's picture

Thanks for the shout-out man! I did make it into the list sort of, since they're using one of my images in Mody's collage :)

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Kevin Miller's picture

Outstanding collection! But nothing like having a post make you want to throw your camera into the ocean. :( #hangsheadinshame

Alex Noriega's picture

You're showing my image in my buddy Alex Mody's collage: http://500px.com/photo/48217760

Dani Diamond's picture

Sorry about that. Fixed. Your photo was awesome, it must of confused me since it showed up when I search your buddies name.

Alex Noriega's picture

No prob! It's because I mentioned he was there with me in the description for it. :)

Ivan Pawluk's picture

Alex you are a great photographer
I follow you on 500px

Dave Wilson's picture

Was already following about 50% but was more than happy to add the rest!

Chris Lambeth's picture

Thank you for putting this together Dani! Honored to be apart of this with some amazing photographers!

Dani Diamond's picture

My pleasure Chris, love your stuff.

Elal Lasola's picture

Wow. Great list. Followed them all :)

Stephen Vosloo's picture

Such an incredible collection of work. Thanks so much for spending the time to do that and sharing it!

tw06le's picture

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

Rick Banks's picture

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

Steve's picture

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.

Dani Diamond's picture

Absolutely brother.

Evgeny Tchebotarev's picture

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

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Todd Spoth's picture

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

Dafydd Owen's picture

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

Jimmy McIntyre's picture

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

Buster Vyas's picture

Great work Jimmy!

Mikhail Jathan's picture

Epic Article!

Chaya_M's picture

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.

Qi Yong's picture

Can u do one fr flickr :P

Anonymous's picture

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

Deleted Account's picture

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

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