Hope you’re ready to take notes, because this month’s Editors’ Choice cohort is all about education! Some of May’s editors are traditional educators, others have written eBooks all about the art of photography, and others still share their experience through in-depth behind the scenes videos that will leave you slack-jawed at their attention to detail.

These are the 500px all stars who are going to spend all month digging into the community and exposing their favorites to the world! So don’t forget to connect with them on 500px and Facebook where they’ve all asked for YOUR suggestions.

In the month of May, these 6 hold the keys to the all-powerful Editors’ Choice page… what do you wanna bet we’ll have to fight them to get those keys back in June? ; )

Sarah Marino

marino_bioSarah Marino is a landscape and nature photographer from Colorado. She strives to capture photographs that convey the elegance, beauty, and awe-inspiring qualities of the landscapes she explores during her travels. In addition to grand landscapes, Sarah’s portfolio also includes a diverse range of smaller subjects including plants, trees, and abstract natural subjects.

In addition to selling prints and licensing photographs for commercial use, Sarah, with husband and fellow photographer Ron Coscorrosa, is the author of three well-received ebooks on landscape photography. These ebooks include Forever Light: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Iceland, Desert Paradise: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, and Beyond the Grand Landscape: A Guide to Photographing Nature’s Smaller Scenes.

500px: https://500px.com/sarahmarino

Portfolio: http://www.naturephotoguides.com/sarah/

Blog: http://www.naturephotoguides.com/blog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahMarinoPhoto

Michael Bonocore

bonocore_coverMichael has been working in the photography industry for over 7 years. His photography journey started as a hobby, primarily learning his way around a DSLR by shooting landscapes around his home in San Francisco, California. Soon, he started accepting paid assignments, from commercial ad campaigns to weddings, but his passion for traveling with camera in hand was too great to ignore. Michael started visiting locations all over the globe, documenting not only the beautiful landscapes of the countries he visited, but also the lives of the local communities.

Michael began working with international non profit organizations to help bring awareness to the causes that he was passionate about. Through the workshops he leads for The Giving Lens, he has taught children the art of photography in countries such as Nicaragua, Peru, Jordan, Thailand and India. Michael’s passion for travel and photography has led to his new career as Travel Editor for Resource Magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to the photo production industry’s sub-culture. You can see more of Michael’s work on his website.

500px: https://500px.com/MichaelBonocore

Website: http://www.bonocorevisualstudios.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/michaelbonocore/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BonocoreVisualStudios

Scott Wyden Kivowitz

scott_coverScott Wyden Kivowitz is the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati & NextGEN Gallery, a blogger, photographer and educator. Scott is also the author of multiple photography ebooks.

Scott considered himself an everyday photographer rather than narrowing his scope of photography style down to only portraits and landscape. Being an everyday photographer means he photographs whatever sparks his interest.

500px: https://500px.com/scottwyden

Website: http://scottwyden.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottwyden

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottwyden

Sean Bagshaw

1000x1000I enjoy searching out magical light and landscapes; sleeping in my truck or on the ground, stumbling around in the dark, eating bad food and avoiding showers. I also spend much of my time providing photography education, especially Photoshop image developing techniques.

I am a founding member and one sixth of the Pacific Northwest based photography team known as PhotoCascadia. Twice since 2008 my images have been winners in the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

500px: https://500px.com/Sean_Bagshaw

Portfolio: http://www.outdoorexposurephoto.com/

Website: http://www.photocascadia.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sean.Bagshaw.Photography

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeanBagshaw

Alex Koloskov

alex_coverCommercial photographer, co-founder and teacher at Photigy.com. Instructor at KelbyOne.com, Udemy.com and Skillfieed.com.

I’m a mix of technicality, innovation and out of the box thinking. I love taking on technical challenges in anything I do, including photography.

As a photographer, I am completely self taught. I don’t know the rules, nor do I care about them. I don’t follow the herd, I do it my way. That’s turned out to be invaluable in what I do. It has allowed me to experiment, see outside the borders, challenge the authorities and create a stunning photography style that is crisp, sharp and crystal clear.

500px: https://500px.com/Alex_Koloskov

Website: http://www.photigy.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alex.koloskov.148

Alexia Sinclair

Alexia SinclairAlexia Sinclair is an Australian visual artist & photographer, with an exhibiting career spanning over 20 years, her style is distinctly recognizable. Alexia’s work often features elaborate sets and costumes hand crafted by Alexia herself.

Spending weeks or months preparing for a single image, Alexia’s attention to detail is second to none.

500px: https://500px.com/alexiasinclair

Website: https://alexiasinclair.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexiasinclair

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiasinclair