Fine art photography is all about creating the fantastic… the epic… the impossible. It’s a genre where art takes precedence over “pure photography” (sorry Nikon), Photoshop is a common ally, and a photographer’s imagination can run wild.

Each of the Top 10 Fine Art Photos of 2014 on 500px exemplify this creative freedom in one way or another. Impossible compositions come together with the help of post-production, magical worlds come to life, and powerful social messages are delivered at the click of a shutter.


Created pretty much entirely in-computer, major sections of this image are in fact CGI from start to finish. It is, however, undeniably beautiful and quite a work of art. And so we’re tacking it onto the Top 10 as a bonus number 11 alongside its fascinating making of video.

To see more of the beautiful Fine Art photography on 500px, visit the category’s Popular page or check out the Editors’ Choice selection where many lesser known photographers are getting a chance to shine.