Here’s How to Freshen Up Your Your Old and Stuffy Looking Stock Business Photos

Here's How to Freshen Up Your Your Old and Stuffy Looking Stock Business Photos No matter how young and beautiful your models are for business stock photos, buyers often feel that the images come across as stuffy and old-fashioned. That’s not just a guess, it comes from many years of experience in the industry. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when working with models for a business photo-shoot that will help make your business stock photos more attractive to buyers. [ Read More ]

Cameras in the Bins: TSA Implementing New Airport Screening Procedures Affecting Photographers

Cameras in the Bins: TSA Implementing New Airport Screening Procedures Affecting Photographers In an effort to improve the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. These changes could affect photographers traveling with equipment on board by potentially requiring each camera body, some hard drives, speedlights, tablets, audio recorders, and other common electronic equipment to be removed from cases and placed separately in bins for X-ray, slowing the screening process. [ Read More ]

Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other

Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other Wedding photography is not what it used to be. I don't mean this in a good way or a bad way, it just seems like with any advancement in technology comes a new challenge. Many couples today want both still photos and video of their wedding. This makes sense since it is often the biggest day of their life. Does that mean we now have videographers to deal with in our shots? No, it's a two-way street. We, as professionals, both have to work together to deliver the best possible product to the lucky couple. Saying someone got in the Continue reading "Wedding Photographers And Videographers Need to Stop Blaming Each Other"

Maximize the Speed of Your Online Photography Portfolio With a Better Export Strategy

Maximize the Speed of Your Online Photography Portfolio With a Better Export Strategy Contrary to delusional beliefs, not everyone is hooked up to a high-speed connection capable of streaming 8k video at magnificent buttery smoothness. Extremely fast connectivity is an amazing thing that is still out of reach for the vast majority of users. You can't assume that the viewers of your website are going to be piloting a computer hard-lined into the latest fiber optic goodness. Instead, we have to optimize for the most common user in order to give them the best experience possible without sacrificing image quality. [ Read More ]

Five Things to Look for When Buying a Tripod

Five Things to Look for When Buying a Tripod Ok, it's not the most exciting subject, but a good tripod is worth its weight in gold, and a bad one will leave you continually shaking your fist at the sky and cursing. Here are five things you should look for when deciding to purchase a tripod. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews The Fujifilm GFX Medium Format Camera

Fstoppers Reviews The Fujifilm GFX Medium Format Camera Fujifilm has made quite the name for themselves in the camera industry. They completely changed the game with the release of the original X100 and have since been turning out great camera after great camera. In a similar fashion, Fujifilm is looking to change the way you view medium format cameras with the recent release of the Fujifilm GFX 50s. This camera is not only smaller and lighter than most comparable cameras, but it also comes in at a cheaper price tag. But does the final product live up to the hype? [ Read More ]

How One Young Filmmaker Sold His Film to Netflix

How One Young Filmmaker Sold His Film to Netflix In November of last year, Jonny Von Wallström sold his feature-length documentary film "The Pearl of Africa" to Netflix. He had been attempting to chase down the video streaming service for several years. This included hunting down contact information for commissioning editors and attempting to woo Netflix employees at every pass. After a number of disappointing setbacks, he finally landed an offer. In a fascinating vlog entry on his YouTube channel Creative North, he discusses his journey to landing a global distribution deal with the streaming monolith. [ Read More ]

My First Shoot With the Fujifilm X-T2: A Tale of Love at First Click

My First Shoot With the Fujifilm X-T2: A Tale of Love at First Click A couple of months ago, I finally pulled the trigger; I broke out my wallet and dropped a (rather large) chunk of change on my first mirrorless camera kit, the Fujifilm X-T2. I had been researching mirrorless options for almost a year, and finally landed there for a multitude of reasons. I was mainly interested in a mirrorless kit for use while traveling and backpacking, and loved the idea of a smaller, lighter kit. All signs started pointing at the X-T2 over the other long-term contender, the Olympus OM-D EM-1 MK II. It was only a couple of weeks before Continue reading "My First Shoot With the Fujifilm X-T2: A Tale of Love at First Click"

Five Simple But Effective Drone Video Techniques

Five Simple But Effective Drone Video Techniques Flying a drone often enables the possibility of getting some really unique and arresting shots, but it also takes a fair amount of skill or even a second operator on a dedicated camera controller to pull them off. These five simple shots will give you similarly excellent results with minimal effort. [ Read More ]

Five Tips to Create Better Engagement With Your Talent

Five Tips to Create Better Engagement With Your Talent We talk about gear and how to take better shots or process your images all the time, but less often do we discuss the non-camera related side of photography, engaging with the subject, though it's obviously of the utmost importance. This helpful video gives you five tips to produce better engagement with your talent. [ Read More ]

Why ‘Valerian’ Flopped at the Box Office and How You Can Learn From It as a Creative

Why 'Valerian' Flopped at the Box Office and How You Can Learn From It as a Creative The summer box office is a very complex orchestra of films. Filled with independent dramas, giant cast comedies, and huge blockbuster franchises all vying for a spot at the top to profit big on their investments. Sadly for "Valerian," that did not happen over the weekend even though they spent over 180 million to create it. Here is why it flopped and how you can learn from it as a creative. [ Read More ]

Stunning Time-Lapse Featuring the Most Extreme Weather Phenomena of the American Midwest

Stunning Time-Lapse Featuring the Most Extreme Weather Phenomena of the American Midwest Mike Olbinski, an award-winning photographer, did it again. Here is his latest production, a stunning time-lapse showing some of the most powerful thunderstorms, supercell structures, and tornadoes of the American Midwest. Olbinski specializes on storm chasing but this season was particularly tough for him. Mother Nature has not been cooperative this year despite his extensive weather forecast knowledge. The storm chaser had to drive 27,000 miles across 10 states during a month to capture the 90,000 frames necessary to finish the project. Hence, he called this video “Pursuit.” [ Read More ]