I am the CEO of 500px, a global community for photographers with over 15 million members from 195 countries, whom have shared 120+ million images to date and growing. Photographers, from hobbyist to high-profile professional photographers, and everything in between, come to 500px to discover and share incredible photos, gain exposure and get paid for their work and skills. The platform provides a variety of products and tools that motivate and help photographers to improve at every step of their creative journey.
A truly incredible image is one that captures the relationship between the action or surroundings and the emotion felt. Whether it’s the emotion of the subject or the emotion that you want the viewer to feel, this is the secret sauce that makes an image stand apart from the rest.
Evaluating and learning from your past work are key to improving your results. Look at what you were producing last week, last month, last year on a regular basis and push yourself to experiment and try new things - you’ll see the difference in your results.