Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Action

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Action Happy Thanksgiving week to all of our United States based readers. This week's list is full of excitement due to the ever popular "action" theme. The submissions covered a wide range of movement and activities that we may all need to partake in after today's feast. Hope you like the list and we'd love to have you join in. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers’ Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

Fstoppers’ Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide Finding (and asking for) gifts for photographers is near impossible. They’re either way too expensive (we all want that a9, too) or we photographers already seemingly have everything we need. Hopefully, we can help a bit with some ideas, deals, and advice about shopping for your photographer friends or for yourselves, as the holidays also present prime opportunities to restock studio essentials. [ Read More ]

How to Discover Your Ideal Photography Client

How to Discover Your Ideal Photography Client You’ve honed your craft and brushed up on lighting and editing techniques. You’ve built a beautiful website and opened your door as a bonafide professional photographer. You’re ready for those client inquiries to start streaming in, and they do. Then you realize that some of your clients are a nightmare to deal with, while others become like new best friends. You may not know who your ideal client is, and you may not be marketing to them. [ Read More ]

Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate?

Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate? It’s the equivalent of a presidential Twitter feud, but for the photography world. Everyone’s favorite Anderson Cooper lookalike Tony Northrup released a video on November 4 about the benefits and downsides to shooting raw files versus JPG files, and in this video dispensed some advice on when to shoot raw files and when to shoot JPG files (and when to shoot both). Naturally, this elicited a strong response from everyone’s favorite (only?) Fro, Jared Polin of “Fro Knows Photo” fame, who is known for his shirts indicating to the world that he does indeed shoot raw. All the time. Continue reading "Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate?"

Three Easy Tips to Improve Your Photojournalistic Images

Three Easy Tips to Improve Your Photojournalistic Images

The essence of channeling your inner muse to create amazing photo-journalistic images requires a very specific mindset. Here are a few tips I've learned on perfecting your photojournalism skills to create more powerful intentional images, and these tips can be adapted in other forms of photography to fit your purpose.

[ Read More ]

Peter Hurley Photography Tutorials Discounted More Than Ever

Peter Hurley Photography Tutorials Discounted More Than Ever Peter Hurley is a master of headshot photography and is responsible for how many photographers approach their craft. His charisma and eye for detail allow him to capture perfect emotion and poses out of his subjects. This Black Friday, Fstoppers is giving all of Peter Hurley's tutorials bigger discounts than ever before. With more demand for headshots than ever before, now is a great time to learn his techniques at in incredible price. [ Read More ]

Black Friday Sale on All Fstoppers Photography Tutorials

Black Friday Sale on All Fstoppers Photography Tutorials It's the Holiday season and Fstoppers is having it's biggest sale ever. From now until Cyber Monday, you can download incredible photography content from instructors like Elia Locardi, Peter Hurley, Mike Kelley, Joey Wright, Clay Cook, and Dylan Patrick. We've added discounts to every single Fstoppers tutorial and are even discounting the Fstoppers FlashDisc for a limited time! Head over to our store and use code FSTOPPERSBF to receive your discount. [ Read More ]

Photographic Virtues Series: Standards

Photographic Virtues Series: Standards In this series, I attempt to identify the key professional virtues I have found to be the most important in building my own career, as well as identifying traits of other successful photographers that are most key to their success. Today's Word of The Week? Standards. [ Read More ]

Are Black Female Fashion Photographers Underrepresented?

Are Black Female Fashion Photographers Underrepresented? The fashion industry is home to some of the most dynamic and fluid trends that the world has ever seen. No doubt, the existence of this ever-changing and highly creative environment is mainly as a result of the diversity and creative uniqueness of the individuals that constitute it. However, even with this seemingly all-inclusive and globally encompassing genre, there is a prominent neglect that seems to be growing even further: the underrepresentation of black female photographers. [ Read More ]

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Video Camera?

Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Video Camera? There’s nothing quite so frustrating to anyone in the business, as having your camera become outdated in less than a year. When I look at the current line up of camcorders, I’m beginning to think that they’re about to be replaced by the cameras that should have been released in the first place. The camcorder market is falling behind. [ Read More ]

Miss Aniela Creates Fine Art Images Celebrating the Power of Birth Undisturbed [NSFW]

Miss Aniela Creates Fine Art Images Celebrating the Power of Birth Undisturbed [NSFW] Natalie Lennard, the British photographer popularly known as Miss Aniela, is well known for her stunningly surreal fashion work. Her new personal project, however, is leading her in an entirely different direction; showcasing childbirth through world history, celebrating the power of women who give birth on their own terms. The fictional narrative series draws inspiration from figureheads of birth philosophy, such as Michel Odent and Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, to shine new light on how we view childbirth. [ Read More ]

What Is the Camera’s Unsung Hero?

What Is the Camera's Unsung Hero? Cameras have always been at the forefront of technology. They've always pushed the boundaries of what's possible. Perhaps then it is unusual to have such a high tech sector so closely wedded to art. That is what makes photography such a passion for me. And while there will always be those that push the creative elements, with the camera purely a utilitarian device for achieving that, others will take the bleeding edge, create new imaginings, add unusual twists and embellishments, and take that edge even further. Commercially then, it doesn't pay to be second. Be at the edge and take Continue reading "What Is the Camera’s Unsung Hero?"

Fstoppers Analog Reviews: Canon AE-1 Program

Fstoppers Analog Reviews: Canon AE-1 Program Creating beautiful and compelling imagery through the medium of photography is a difficult challenge. Capturing a scene as it unfolds is both art and truth in storytelling. Today, digital photography presents the effortless platform for image capture. Excelling technology allows anyone to pick up a camera and take excellent photographs. One might say the ease of digital imagery has opened doors across platforms. We’ve seen this paradigm before; we witnessed the introduction of gateway tools in the world of photography since the dawn of the medium, each time bringing in new and excited enthusiasts who will go on to redefine Continue reading "Fstoppers Analog Reviews: Canon AE-1 Program"

Computer Guide for Photography and Video Editing: What to Buy and Why? (Part 1)

Computer Guide for Photography and Video Editing: What to Buy and Why? (Part 1) Photographers and filmmakers probably spend more time on their computers that behind a camera. We own thousands of dollars in gears, yet some of us waste a considerable amount of time struggling on a sluggish PC. However, for the price of a good lens you could dramatically improve your productivity by speeding up the entire post-shooting phase. Here is a short guide to help you navigate through the current offerings and avoid the marketing traps in order to build the perfect machine based on your budget. [ Read More ]