articles on

Introducing the 2017 Selection of the Unsplash Awards

Introducing the 2017 Selection of the Unsplash Awards

Let us introduce the 2017 Selection of the Unsplash Awards, a celebration for everyone who openly shares their photography to the community. With over 50K submissions, it must have been such a colossal task to select the 13 categories. It's very inspiring to go through the collection. It seems like every single one of them, tells a different story. Let's sit back and enjoy the Unsplash celebration! In their words We created 13 categories and selected a photo for each. In less than a month, over 50,000 photos were submitted. We were blown away. There were so many awe-inspiring photos it was nearly impossible to select just one photo for each category. Congratulations to all the selected photographers and to everyone who made time to submit a photo. It was an honor seeing every shot submitted. We were glued to our screens for hours, teleported into another world where only great artistry can take you. The Unsplash Awards was created to recognize the powerful impact Unsplash contributors have made through their generosity and artistry. We’ve created 13 photography categories to feature their work. 🏆The Unsplash Awards have arrived 🏆
.
Last month, we kicked off the first Unsplash Awards to celebrate the people in the Unsplash community who openly give their photography, inspiring us all. . We created 13 categories and selected a photo for each. In less than a month, over 50,000 photos were submitted. We were blown away. There were so many awe-inspiring photos it was nearly impossible to select just one photo for each category. . To help narrow down the final selections, we invited 13 judges. Today, we celebrate the photos and photographers representing the 1st Unsplash Awards. . Congratulations to all the selected photographers and to everyone who made time to submit a photo. It was an honor seeing every shot submitted. We were glued to our screens for hours, teleported into another world where only great artistry can take you. . A special thank you to our Judges and Sponsors for helping make selections and for spreading the love. And to our community. We are honored to be building every day for you. . Congratulations to: @thedroneman @JakobOwens @jeffreyhovland @ihor_malytskyi @monika.takeasweet @efekurnaz @michaelsmarties @samuelferrara @burriss @julianpaull @hacklabo Alex Kotliarskyi . With generous support from: @djiglobal @airbnb @squarespace @gopro @google @imgix @invisionapp @chris @kodakit @lonelyplanet @ultralinx @producthunt @angel_list @awwwards @stickermule @brevitedesign @peakdesign @moment @bhphoto @abduzeedos

awards.unsplash.com/2017/#/intro
(link also in bio) A post shared by Unsplash (@unsplash) on Oct 16, 2017 at 8:11am PDT Links Learn more about the Unsplash Awards 2017 Follow Unsplash on Instagram Cover Picture by Efe Kurnaz 2017 Selection Image by Efe Kurnaz Image by Ihor Malytskyi Image by Sam Burriss Image by Alex Kotliarskyi Image by Sam Ferrara Image by Michael Martinelli Image by Nicola Fioravanti Image by Julian Paul Image by Monika Grabkowska Image by Jeffrey Hovland Image by Jakob Owens Image by Adam Krowitz

Cool App: Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac and Android

Cool App: Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac and Android

We are sharing a cool app by the mighty folks from Unsplash. Having shared their API a couple weeks ago, they created an easy-to-use app for all of us. It's very easy, forget the days where you used to download the wallpaper and playing with your screen settings. Within a few clicks, there you have it with a new/fresh wallpaper. Wanna try it out, get it now. Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac and Android In their words Which is why we’re so consistently awestruck at Unsplash. How do Unsplash contributing photographers capture so much staggering beauty — and with such incredible regularity, too? Are they actual magicians? If you strike up a conversation with one of them (like we are fortunate enough to get to do) you realize it all comes down to a love for capturing moments. Of all the ways that Unsplash photos get used, the biggest one is definitely wallpapers. ‘Black mirrors’ are everywhere so it’s no wonder one of our most popular Unsplash collections is for desktop wallpaper and iOS/Android lock screen art. We wanted to make the process of getting Unsplash wallpaper even easier — skipping the manual labour of downloading photos and playing with your screen settings. More Links Learn more about Unsplash Wallpapers Get the Unsplash Wallpapers via Mac App Store Get the Unsplash Wallpapers via Google Play App Gallery  

Wallpaper of the Week x Unsplash - The Shape of Dorset, UK

Wallpaper of the Week x Unsplash - The Shape of Dorset, UK

It's been a little while since our last WPW; following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavors. We are excited to be part of the Unsplash Awards, for this occasion we will be hand-picking and featuring wallpapers found through their community on Unsplash. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by Adam Krowitz who is happily enjoying himself with his drone photography. I would highly suggest checking out his Instagram @thedroneman.   More Links To download your wallpaper Check out Adam Krowitz on Unsplash Submissions for Unsplash Awards are open until Sept 30th, more at awards.unsplash.com

Unsplash Awards: A little sat down with Founder Mikael Cho

Unsplash Awards: A little sit down with Founder Mikael Cho

Exactly one week ago, we have introduced the Unsplash Awards on Abduzeedo. A celebration made just for you, to recognize the open photography movement. Have you started submitting your photos yet? There is still plenty of time, please do check out Awards.Unsplash.com In the meantime, we would like to take the opportunity also to share a little interview/sit down we had with the founder of Unsplash - Mikael Cho. Get his insights on what motivates him from the Unsplash community. Doing a yearly ‘awards’ type event was something we always wanted to do. But it was a challenge to do it in the right way. Mikael Cho - Image via Unsplash Tell us about what is the Unsplash Awards?   The Unsplash Awards is a celebration of the people powering the open source photography movement. On Unsplash, millions of people every month are inspired by photography they can openly use to create. We felt it was important to create a moment that acknowledges the contributors who’ve made this possible by generously gifting their photography.  We’ve created 10 photography categories where we’ll feature the photos from Unsplash contributors: Aerial, Animals & Wildlife, Astrophotography, Food & Drink, Interiors & Architecture, Nature & Landscapes, People & Portraits, Sports, Street Photography and Unsplash community.  For each category, we’re inviting a guest curator to help select the photos to feature. Guest curators include Airbnb, Ultralinx, Squarespace, Imgix, Kodak, DJI, and Lonely Planet. How did you (and team) come up with the Unsplash Awards?   Without our community, Unsplash would be nothing.  Doing a yearly ‘awards’ type event was something we always wanted to do. But it was a challenge to do it in the right way.  Unsplash originally started as a side project inside of our company Crew. So we didn’t have the team to put together an ‘awards’ event the way we wanted.  Earlier this year though, we spun Unsplash out into its own company. This allowed us to expand our team and execute on Unsplash Awards the way we wanted to. Image by Nakita Cheung What is going to be the whole process of the Unsplash Awards?   Sept. 1 - Sept. 30 - Photo submissions open at awards.unsplash.com  Oct. 1 - Oct. 10 - Guest judges make selections  Oct 15 - Announcement of featured photos  How did you (and team) come up with the categories of the Unsplash Awards? Is it relevant to what is being shared on the platform?   The Unsplash Awards photography categories were definitely inspired by the photos we see everyday on Unsplash. There's over 250,000 photos on Unsplash now and most fit into these 10 categories. Image by chuttersnap The Unsplash Awards is a celebration of the people powering the open source photography movement. On Unsplash, millions of people every month are inspired by photography they can openly use to create. We felt it was important to create a moment that acknowledges the contributors who’ve made this possible by generously gifting their photography. Links Learn more about the Unsplash Awards at awards.unsplash.com Follow Unsplash on Instagram Cover Picture by Julie Macey

Graffiti - Big, Colorful and Inspiring Street Art

Graffiti - Big, Colorful and Inspiring Street Art

It has been quite a long time since the last post on graffiti but after spending some time on Unsplash I rediscover the incredible work of street artists all over the world. Thanks to great photographers I selected some quite inspiring graffiti artworks, not so much of the conventional 3D typography, but more of the stylish and almost pop art style. The most fascinating thing about graffiti for me besides the colors and creativity, it's the size. Most of the time we are talking about walls being the canvas, and that is huge for someone like me, used to Letter and A4 format in print, or digital design. Check out the images below and make sure to click on the link to the photographers. Also check out the Unsplash website, it's quite cool. The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, and such, found on the walls of ancient sepulchres or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii.  Graffiti Photo by Jean-Philippe Delberghe   Photo by Stéphan Valentin   Photo by Dmitri Popov   Photo by Kris Chin   Photo by Timon Klauser   Photo by Mike Wilson   Photo by Bartosz Wanot   Photo by Alex Holyoake   Photo by Ante Samarzija   Photo by Ashim D’Silva   Submissions for Unsplash Awards are now open until Sept 30th, more at awards.unsplash.com

Introducing the Unsplash Awards

Introducing the Unsplash Awards

We are pretty excited to announce the Unsplash Awards, a celebration made just for you, to recognize the open photography movement. Unsplash team decided to go forward and present 13 photography categories that will be judged by a guest curator to help select the best photos. The guest curators will be coming from all over including brands like: DJI, Kodakit, Lonely Planet, Squarespace, Airbnb and more. Submissions are now open for one month-long, let's share the best of your creativity! About Unsplash Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Meaning that you can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is still very appreciated when possible. So today, we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the Unsplash Awards, an online celebration to recognize the powerful impact Unsplash contributors have made through their generosity and artistry. We’ve created 10 photography categories where we will feature the work of Unsplash contributors. For each category, we’ve invited a guest curator to help select the most inspiring photos. A post shared by Unsplash (@unsplash) on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:06am PDT 13 categories. 13 judges. Aerial | DJI Team Animals & Wildlife | Imgix Astrophotography | Chris Messina Black & White | InVision Food & Drink | Kodakit Interiors & Architecture | UltraLinx Mobile Photography | Google Live Case Nature & Landscapes | Lonely Planet People & Portraits | Squarespace Sports | GoPro Street Photography | Airbnb Tech & Business | Product Hunt & AngelList Unsplash Community Today, over 50,000 Unsplash members have contributed over 260,000 high-resolution, freely usable photos. This has turned Unsplash from a humble blog into the largest open repository of high-resolution photography in the world. Unsplash photos have gone on to inspire millions of creators from world-renowned writers like Deepak Chopra to multi-platinum recording artists to people of all ages looking to make their creative mark on the world. Unsplash would simply not be possible without the people who believe that sharing their work to support someone else is worthwhile. To give without expecting anything in return. Timeline Sept 1 — Sept 30th: Submissions open. To have your photography featured in a category, go to awards.unsplash.com Oct 1 — Oct 10: Curator selections Oct 15: Announcement of featured photos Links Learn more about the Unsplash Awards at awards.unsplash.com Follow Unsplash on Instagram Cover Picture by Rob Bates

Unsplash X VanSchneider: Limited Edition The Urban Explorer Sweatshirt

Unsplash X VanSchneider: Limited Edition The Urban Explorer Sweatshirt

One of the many great things about this community, seeing collaboration between one and another. Especially seeing great friends like Unsplash and designer Tobias VanSchneider making their first collaboration, a limited edition sweatshirt. Entitled: The Urban Explorer, this sweatshirt is perfect for your inner spirit of discovery and made for fellow explorers and creators. Made in Canada (yes!), this sweatshirt can be worn all year long and works great for layering. As I quote by Tobias: "We aimed to create a piece that is high quality, yet subtle in its design." Hope you will get yours now! A collaboration between Unsplash, a website dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography and Tobias VanSchneider, an award-winning designer, maker and founder of Semplice. In Tobias's words The print design is a subtle black foil on black cotton that reads “Fernweh & Wanderlust.” Fernweh is German and roughly translates to “The longing for distance and a strong desire to travel.” These two words describe everything we’re about. We used 100% French Terry Cotton, 400gsm for a reason. It’s not only super comfortable, but French Terry Cotton is known to keep you dry and cool because of its water absorbent properties. The sweatshirt can be worn year round and works great for layering. Photo Gallery   If you’re interested in The Urban Explorer Sweatshirt, you can purchase one here. It’s a very limited edition, so you’ll be one of just a few of us wearing it out there in the wild. And you’ll be warm. More Links Visit the Unsplash Shop: store.unsplash.com Learn more about Unsplash Learn more about Tobias VanSchneider

Unsplash Picks: Wander

Unsplash Picks: Wander

We wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of Wander. With the new year comes with new resolutions, the tradition! For me, it’s more about time, giving yourself some relay or free time to do something that you enjoy. With my current situation and I am sure most of you; time has become a luxury. What do I love to do during my free time? Wander. The simple joy of walking around and to appreciate the scenery whenever it is home or elsewhere around the World. Just wander! Image by Nathan Anderson Image by Joshua Earle Image by Roberto Nickson Image by Margo Brodowicz Image by Nathan Shipps Image by Jad Limcaco Image by Daniel Frank Image by Pedro Gabriel Miziara Image by Agustín Diaz Image by Hanna Viellehner Image by Scott Anderson Image by Dan Musat Image by Kimon Maritz

Unsplash Picks: From Where I Drone

Unsplash Picks: From Where I Drone

We wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of From Where I Drone. I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously contribute at boosting your creativity. What do we all do when you are in a country where you’ve never been before? You look to understand how the people live, the architecture, tourist attractions and everything. Now the question of traveling is what kind of gear are you bringing with you? On my recent trips to Iceland and Berlin, there’s been a lot of thinking and research on what would accommodate the most my needs of video and photography. How about drones? As you can witness in this collection, drones will always give that perspective that you’ll never be able to reach. Image by Chris Karidis Image by Lance Asper Image by Seth Doyle Image by Lance Asper Image by Aaron Burden Image by Renato Sanchez Lozada Image by Sveta Fedarava Image by Martin Ezequiel Sanchez Image by Geran de Klerk Image by Peter Nguyen Image by Toa Heftiba Image by Pablo Garcia Saldaña

Unsplash Picks: Textures

Unsplash Picks: Textures

Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of Textures. We are paying an homage to our series of Tuesday Total Textures we originally had on Abduzeedo with a beautiful collection of images that you can use on your next project. Hope you will enjoy these! Image by Rowan Heuvel Image by Jakob Owens Image by Alex Siale Image by Tobias van Schneider Image by Andrew Ridley Image by Bruno Ramos Lara Image by Scott Webb Image by drmakete lab Image by Lee Miller Image by Redd Angelo Image by Milada Vigerova Image by NASA Image by Andrew Collins

Unsplash Picks: Getaway

Unsplash Picks: Getaway

Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create.This week, we are going with a theme of Getaway. It's summer! No more school, ready for your summer escape? If you haven't gone on any vacation time yet, hope this gallery will inspire you to enjoy a little getaway and enjoy your summer!

Unsplash Picks: #StraightFacades

Unsplash Picks: #StraightFacades

Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of StraightFacades. A hashtag that is quite gaining a lot of attention on Instagram lately. Image by Kletis Roy Image by adam morse Image by Oscar Keys Image by Vitaly Taranov Image by Vitaly Taranov Image by Dmitriy Me2dev Image by Redd Angelo Image by All Bong Image by Samuel Zeller Image by Redd Angelo Image by Jin Chang Image by Christos Barbalis

Unsplash Picks: Cityscape

Unsplash Picks: Cityscape

Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the super Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of  Cityscape. Image by Redd Angelo Image by Redd Angelo Image by Paul Bergmeir Image by Joel Herzog Image by Lian Jonkman Image by Gerrit Vermeulen Image by Sasha Zvereva Image by Joseph Gonzalez       Image by Aaron Burden   Image by Christos Barbalis Image by Christos Barbalis Image by Ian Baldwin Image by Dmitri Popov Image by Dmitri Popov Image by Sweet Ice Cream Photography More about Unsplash: https://unsplash.com

Unsplash Picks: Wilderness

Unsplash Picks: Wilderness

Happy Friday to all of you, we wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. Image by Nikita Sypko Image by Hunter Bryant Image by Austin Neill Image by Arthur Poulin Image by Pablo Bugani Image by Christian Joudrey Image by Caroline Grondin Image by Garrett Sears Image by Filip Gielda Image by Christian Joudrey Image by Mike Wilson Image by Drew Collins Image by Herson Rodriguez Image by Garrett Sears Image by Garrett Sears More about Unsplash: https://unsplash.com

Unsplash Redesign Concept

Unsplash Redesign Concept

Don't get me startled on this but I am not a fan of  Redesign Concept because a lot of time (Not trying to be general), designers tend to forget many aspects of what's behind a redesign like:  Content Strategy, Copywriting, Information Architecture, UX practices, Interactions and more. This is why I do appreciate John Noussis's work on his Unsplash Redesign Concept. He took the time to dissect the site entirely sections by sections so he can give his take/vision of his design. Great work John! We do enjoy concepts like these because it's more than about what you can see but more about how it will function for the users. Unsplash is the one the best free image resource websites. I have used Unsplash's images in almost every project and I am very grateful for what it provides. After some thought, I found a way to repay the credit back by making a redesign concept. A more minimal and aesthetic approach keeping in mind the character that Unsplash has already. I hope you like it Watch the Interactions (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For more information: check out this Behance Profilehttps://www.behance.net/Ioannis_Noussis