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Finding Free High-Quality Videos Just Got a Lot Simpler

Pexels Videos is now live! When Pexels launched in 2014 it began as a modest startup with a small collection of a few hundred free photos that everyone could use. Today, over 10 million designers, bloggers, digital media experts and other creatives use the photos contributed by the community of photographers and those photos pop up…

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We Are One Pexels Gallery Event

Pexels Hosts Gallery Event In Toronto To Celebrate Diversity

Six months ago, Pexels embarked on a Quest For Diversity In Stock Media — a mission to improve representation in the media and help offer creators access to a robust free photography library that celebrates diversity. Historically, stock photos have excluded photos of people of color or non-binary individuals. The gallery event, We Are One, was a…

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Pexels for iOS and Android: world-class photos at your fingertips

Since 2014, photographers have shared their work on Pexels and helped millions of creatives power their personal and commercials projects. Graphic designers, journalists, bloggers, web developers, social media managers and more have told their stories using the 504,828 photos contributed by our talented photographers. Available today, the Pexels app makes it even easier for creators…

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How To Capture Live Music Photography

When thinking of pursuing a certain style of photography, music might not be the first one that comes to mind. Although intimidating at first, from everything to do with photo passes to media credentials to etiquitte, the barrier to entry for music photography actually seems to get lower every year with the increasing number of resources and technology available. Cameras that work…

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5 Questions With: Lizzie Peirce

From lush tones and breathtaking landscapes to cinematic video production, there is no doubt that Toronto based photographer/videographer Lizzie Peirce has established a distinctive style. She is currently the producer and director of Know Hau Media, an award-winning video production and creative marketing agency that has worked with major companies such as Mercedes Benz and Corona.…

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Film Is Not Dead

Digital cameras seem to be all the fad these days, especially with the hype surrounding new releases like the Sony A7iii Mirrorless or the Canon 6D Mark II. Although there is no denying that owning a shiny new gadget with a price tag of a few good paychecks will help you get a leg up—at…

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Q&A With Pexels Photography Curator: Daria Shevtsova

Like many of the great art galleries and museums, Pexels has a curation team responsible for reviewing all the photos submitted daily (over 2000 images per day!). Daria and the rest of the curation team are the first set of eyes on all images submitted to Pexels and the final nod on which images get…

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The Quest For Diversity In Stock Media

Our industry has a serious problem. It’s difficult to find high-quality images on stock photo websites that represent diverse cultural, ethnic and gender groups. As one of the world’s most trafficked free stock photography websites, Pexels has an important responsibility to offer a diverse photo library. That way, when companies like Forbes, Mashable, and Buzzfeed search our…

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New Product Feature: +Follow Your Favorite Photographers

As of today, you can now start following your favorite photographers on Pexels. Getting started is as easy as one click. Next time you’re on a photographer’s profile, click the blue Follow button and they’ll automatically start showing up on your feed. Then on the homepage, you’ll always be able to access photos from the…

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How To Gain Followers And Grow Your Photography Brand With Instagram

“If you’re only getting your inspiration from Instagram, your photos are going to start looking like everyone else’s. I get inspiration through other visual art – by going to museums.” Pei Ketron At Pexels, we’ve heard from a number of photographers wanting advice on how to advance their photography career and leverage tools like Instagram.…

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