Critique the Community: Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits

Submit your best senior portraits for a chance to win a free Fstoppers' tutorial.

Our next Critique the Community is now open to submissions. Submit your best senior portraits by Thursday at 12PM EST for your chance to win a free Fstoppers' original tutorial and be critiqued by Lee Morris and Peter Hurley. [ Read More ]

Yes: For Professionals, Gear Matters

Yes: For Professionals, Gear Matters Let’s not lie to ourselves and try to sugarcoat the issue -- in many circumstances, gear matters. There is no shame in admitting that despite all your talent, some shoots can’t be done without the appropriate hardware. Here is why. [ Read More ]

A Day of Diptychs: Contrasting Two Photos at a Time

For millennia, artists have used the diptych to explore duality. During medieval times, diptych panels were often connected by a hinge – part protection, part transportation-friendly design – and featured ecumenical themes. Nowadays, photography is often presented side-by-side, sometimes intentionally on the part of the photographer, as well as co-opted by consumers as a part of… The post A Day of Diptychs: Contrasting Two Photos at a Time appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

The Best Four Lenses for Food Photography

The Best Four Lenses for Food Photography When shopping for lenses, you may notice that certain lenses are classified or even recommended for a certain genre of photography. You might see sports, travel, wedding, or even wildlife as the typical use of some lenses. What if you are looking to get into or already shoot food photography, what lenses should you be looking at? [ Read More ]

Industry News Roundup and AI in Photography

Industry News Roundup and AI in Photography Today we've got some industry news roundup via Jared Polin complete with his traditional “sarcasm above all else” approach. As an added bonus, we're treated to the reminder that technology companies out there are steadily working on AI programs that will eventually replace everything creative and useful about us. [ Read More ]

Wedding Photography is Dead

Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 (~$2,700) for a wedding, now putting themselves forwards for jobs less than a grand. Award-winning photographers getting part-time jobs to supplement their income because they can no longer afford to shoot weddings full time. And it’s all a dirty little secret. In closed groups and private conversations, we talk in hushed tones about how no one has ever seen it like this. How everyone is struggling. Panic-stricken professionals who have earned a decent living in the last ten years reduced to
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Six Reasons to Photograph the Iconic Locations

Six Reasons to Photograph the Iconic Locations Ever felt bad for photographing an iconic location? I have been part of the landscape photography community for some years now and I have heard many different opinions; some very strong and even demeaning, such as “photographing iconic locations makes you a bad photographer”. [ Read More ]

Social Deconstruction: Why Photography Should Always Be for You

Social Deconstruction: Why Photography Should Always Be for You There is something to be said about social media for photography. Apps and sites like Instagram, 500px, and Flickr have way of tapping into our innate drive to create work that satisfy others. When treated right, social media can keep you motivated to produce. This week's article is about how keeping up the production rate is no measure for creating from the heart. Photography should, at least in the first place, be for you. [ Read More ]