What if you had the chance to learn cool new photography skills from pros all over the world?

With 500px Classes—exclusive to 500px Awesome members—we’re teaming up with top photographers to offer online photography classes on a wide variety of subjects. Classes give you the opportunity to try something new—to develop your skills, to test out new techniques, and then to get feedback on your work.

We’re excited to announce our roster of Class instructors for April and May. Read about these 5 talented photographers and why you should sign up for their Classes. Stay tuned for more Classes coming soon!


Use any lens to bring emotion
April 6-8

fighter by MIKHAIL MALYUGIN on 500px.com


Photographer: Mikhail Malyugin
Who he is: A commercial photographer based in Moscow. He specializes in beauty, portrait, and advertising photography, and he’s been a finalist in the International Photography Awards and an Adweek Talent 100 laureate. Read more about Mikhail on his website and check out his photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: How to bring emotion and drama to your portraits. The lens you choose matters—learn why, and start making your images more dynamic.

Register for Mikhail’s Class


How to make your good landscapes great
April 29-May 1

Golden tubers by Marcin Sobas on 500px.com


Photographer: Marcin Sobas
Who he is: A landscape photographer who plays with light to portray places in a dreamlike and fantastical way. He loves capturing rolling farmlands and foggy mornings. Read more about Marcin on his website and check out his photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: The breakdown of how to take your landscape photos from okay to outstanding.

Register for Marcin’s Class


Creating levitation shots—who said people can’t fly?
May 11-13

Transient Desert Sands by Rob Woodcox on 500px.com


Photographer: Rob Woodcox
Who he is: A fine art photographer and creator of surreal portraits who loves collaborating with all kinds of artists. In his work, Rob is “sewing the threads of life between dream, memory and reality.” Read more about Rob on his website and check out his photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: How to make it look like people are levitating in your photos. Learn the whole process, from conceptualization to compositing to color-correction.

Register for Rob’s Class


Photoshoot: conception, creation, completion
May 18-20


Joel Ross
Photo by Joel Bear

Photographer: Joel Bear
Who he is: A director and photographer in Los Angeles who knows the ins and outs of professional photography. He’s worked for clients like Lululemon, American Express, and Google. Read more about Joel on his website and check out his photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: How to handle a photo shoot like a pro, from planning to shooting to delivery.

Register for Joel’s Class


Photograph the night sky
May 25-27



Photo by Tanner Wendell Stewart

Photographer: Tanner Wendell Stewart
Who he is: An Emmy award-winning photographer who loves telling stories with his photography. He’s experienced in a wide variety of genres, from landscape photography to wedding photography. Read more about Tanner on his website and check out his photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: How to take incredible photos of the night sky.

Register for Tanner’s Class

UPDATED April 12: We’re excited to announce two new additions to our roster! Check out these two new Classes:


The Bokeh Effect
April 20-22

Alexandra by Agata Serge on 500px.com


Photographer: Agata Serge
Who she is: An award-winning photographer who’s been published in magazines worldwide. She describes herself as a “young, self-taught, portrait and fashion photographer, black and white image and freckles lover.” Read more about Agata on her website and check out her photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: Bokeh from start to finish. Learn about the power of light, how to find the best locations, what equipment to use, and how to do post-production work.

Register for Agata’s Class


Dreamy portraits
May 4-6


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Photo by Jovana Rikalo

Photographer: Jovana Rikalo
Who she is: A fine art and portrait photographer who creates images that feel both classic and fresh. She enjoys creating “unreal situations in the real world.” Read more about Jovana on her website and check out her photos on 500px.
What you’ll learn: How to prepare for a portrait shoot, including choosing poses, makeup, and props.

Register for Jovana’s Class


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