RED and Foxconn Team Up to Make 8K Cameras at 1/3 the Price

Cinema camera maker RED and Foxconn (best known for manufacturing the iPhone) have announced that they’re teaming up to create affordable professional-grade cinema cameras for the general public. Nikkei reports that the two companies are aiming to slash both price tags and the physical size of cameras. “We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of current camera sizes,” says Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou. RED’s cameras are popular in the filmmaking industry but cost upwards of $30,000. Foxconn manufactured an estimated 40% of all consumer
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Ready to Go from Amateur to Pro Photographer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started

Ready to Go from Amateur to Pro Photographer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started Practicing photography as a hobby versus building a business upon your photography are two very different monsters. Running a successful photography business is what distinguishes a pro from an amateur. Without the proper preparations or knowledge, your budding photography business can quickly flounder. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of turning your hobby into a professional business. [ Read More ]

Ramit Sethi: Make More Money

No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art than the New York Times bestselling author, Ramit Sethi. He’s a business savant, mindset master, habit king, and money maker. Ramit is a regular on the show by now, and this episode is the first one we did together. It was such a hit and I still get so much positive feedback on how powerful his advice is that we had to share it with you on the podcast. Our conversation is packed full of both mindset shifts as well as tried and true tactical advice Continue reading "Ramit Sethi: Make More Money"

Simple Photography Workflow in 10 Steps

Simple Photography Workflow in 10 Steps Workflow can be a make or break situation in how your business is run. Spending all your time with file naming, culling, or unproductive backup techniques can create not only time constraints but also a negative relationship with your images after your shoot. Following some quick and easy workflow tips will get you back on track and more importantly back to shooting. [ Read More ]

Why Photographers Should Collaborate More

Why Photographers Should Collaborate More By virtue of the process, photography can be a rather solitary thing. And while there's nothing wrong with working alone, there are many benefits to collaborating with others. This great video examines why you should consider working on a team for some of your shoots. [ Read More ]

Why Photographers Should Collaborate More

Why Photographers Should Collaborate More By virtue of the process, photography can be a rather solitary thing. And while there's nothing wrong with working alone, there are many benefits to collaborating with others. This great video examines why you should consider working on a team for some of your shoots. [ Read More ]

Three Principles About Photography Entrepreneurship That I Learned From Playing Video Games

Three Principles About Photography Entrepreneurship That I Learned From Playing Video Games The business of being a creative is a challenging one. With the market becoming ever more competitive and more people entering the industry, it's becoming increasingly more important to learn new strategies to help us not only compete, but dominate. In this video I will share three principles that I learned from playing video games that helped form my mindset on business and how it can help you improve your business in 2018. [ Read More ]

Lessons on Your Road to Becoming a Freelance Photographer

Lessons on Your Road to Becoming a Freelance Photographer Taking the leap of fate to freelancing is probably one of the first major milestones and commitments we can make to both ourselves and our career. Jeff Rojas has now been working as a full-time freelancer for roughly five years. This video helps breakdown some of the tough questions and quips of wisdom that can help us push forward to being able to stably work as a freelance photographer. [ Read More ]

What We Discovered by Posting 30 Videos to YouTube in 30 Days

What We Discovered by Posting 30 Videos to YouTube in 30 Days For our New Year's Resolution, Lee and I decided to attempt to post 30 new videos to our YouTube channel throughout the entire month of January. We were not only curious if we could find the drive and motivation to complete such a feat, but we also were curious what sort of traffic, advertising income, and excitement it would bring to Fstoppers.com. Here is what we found out. [ Read More ]

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to Step Down Now That the Ship Has Been Righted

Sony announced today that CEO Kazuo ‘Kaz’ Hirai will be stepping down from his position on April 1st, 2018. Hirai is credited with reviving Sony’s prospects and financials over the past several years, taking the company from a struggling state to newfound dominance in areas such as cameras and imaging sensors. Replacing Hirai as CEO will be current Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida, who helped Hirai restructure the company after becoming CFO in 2014. “The change in helm, while a major surprise, is expected to go down well with investors who have been pleased with Yoshida’s no-nonsense approach to restructuring
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Why Should I Do Unpaid Photography Work?

Why Should I Do Unpaid Photography Work? Some people say that you shouldn't work for free because it devalues your work, while others say that you have to do some in order prove your worth in a world saturated with photographers. I know, I know: doing free work has been talked about ad-nauseam on every site and forum across the web. But I know better than everyone else, so prepare to get more nauseous. Grab a bucket and strap yourself in, folks. [ Read More ]

Shutterfly Buys School Photo Company Lifetouch for $825M in Cash

Shutterfly has announced that it has agreed to acquire Lifetouch, the employee-owned photography company best known for being the national leader in school pictures. The purchase price is $825 million in cash. “Shutterfly and Lifetouch, two undisputed leaders in their respective industries, are both built around the mission of helping customers share life’s joy through photos,” says Shutterfly CEO Christopher North. “The two companies are uniquely well suited for one another, with similar target customers as well as complementary manufacturing capabilities.” North says the deal will give Shutterfly access to the millions of families who need to order
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Fujifilm Takes Over Xerox in $6.1B Deal

Fujifilm just took of Xerox in a deal worth $6.1 billion that creates an $18 billion company. Fujifilm will have majority ownership and complete control over the American company best known for its photocopiers. Reuters reports that Xerox is being combined into the existing 55-year-old Asian joint venture between the two companies, allowing the firms to be more efficient by gaining scale and cutting costs. The two companies announced the mega-deal today, saying that Fuji Xerox would be able to save at least $1.7 billion in costs by the year 2022. “Fujifilm now owns 75 percent of Fuji
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