This Ring Light Is so Cheap and Versatile That Everyone Should Buy It


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This Ring Light Is so Cheap and Versatile That Everyone Should Buy It

It’s rare that any piece of photographic equipment is versatile and affordable enough that I recommend it to everyone, but the GVM-600S Ring Light is one of those rare products. If you shoot photos or videos, you should buy this light.

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Critique the Community Emotion


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Emotion

Submit Your Best ‘Emotional’ Image

For this next critique, we want to see more than just a pretty picture. We want to see photographs that exude emotion.

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The Sony a7S III Is Almost The Perfect Camera


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The Sony a7S III Is Almost The Perfect Camera

The Sony a7S III was just announced and it’s so close to being my “perfect” camera.

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Critique the Community Nude Photography


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Nude Photography

Submit Your best Artistic Nude Photographs

We will almost certainly regret this, but the next Critique the Community will be themed around artistic nudes.

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Critique the Community Smoke


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Smoke

Submit Your Best Images of Fog/Smoke

Moody or cheesy, we want to see your best images with fog/smoke.

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Critique the Community Hot Lights


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Hot Lights

Submit Your Best Photograph Taken With A “Hot/Constant” Light

Most photographers tend to light their subjects with either natural light or strobe but for this next critique/contest we want to see your favorite image taken with a constant light.

All submissions must have been lit at least in portion by a constant light of some kind. Flashes and strobe lights don’t count but incandescent, LED, fluorescent, etc. are fair game.

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Critique the Community Wide Angle Photos


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Wide Angle Photos

Submit Your Best Wide Angle Photo

For this next contest/critique, we want to see your best wide-angle photos. There is some debate as to what exactly “wide-angle” entails, but for the sake of this critique, we want to see images taken with a wider field of view than 23mm on a 35mm full-frame camera. It’s also extremely common to see wide-angle images taken of landscapes but we want to see perspective warping in your submissions. This means that at least one element of your shot needs to be fairly close to the camera.

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The All-New 2020 Dell XPS 15 and 17


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The All-New 2020 Dell XPS 15 and 17

The Dell XPS 15 has been my favorite laptop for many years. The new update looks amazing, but I personally can’t buy one based on one simple flaw.

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Critique the Community Submit Your Best Telephoto Photos


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Submit Your Best Telephoto Photos

For the next critique, we want to see your best telephoto images. Many photographers consider anything 85mm and beyond (on 35mm) to be telephoto but for the sake of this critique, we only want to see images taken at 200mm and beyond. Each user can submit up to 3 images. Please let us know what lens you used and the story behind the shot in the description section of your entries.

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Watch Our First Ever Live Photo Critique Now


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Watch Our First Ever Live Photo Critique Now

We’ve started the new Youtube Channel “Fstoppers Live” and our first video is being filmed live today at 1pm eastern time. Please join us and don’t forget to subscribe to our new channel.

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A Quick Landscape Photography Tutorial From Alaska


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A Quick Landscape Photography Tutorial From Alaska

We are currently locked down in Puerto Rico, and it’s literally illegal for us to go outside to take photos, but we found an old lesson we filmed in Alaska that was never released.

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Critique the Community Upload Your Best ‘Travel’ Photos


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Upload Your Best 'Travel' Photos

For the next Critique The Community we will be judging “travel” photos.

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How Has The Coronavirus Affected Your Business


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How Has The Coronavirus Affected Your Business

As of March 14th, everything in the United States has changed. Within just a few days the economy has ground to a halt and it’s taken the majority of photo/video jobs with it.

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3 Portrait Lighting Styles in Four Minutes


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3 Portrait Lighting Styles in Four Minutes

Pye from SLR Lounge is once again visiting us in Puerto Rico. In this four-minute video, we each teach a quick and easy two-light setup.

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‘Cave Lighting’: The Easiest Natural Lighting for Portrait Photography


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'Cave Lighting': The Easiest Natural Lighting for Portrait Photography

Mastering natural light can take a lifetime of practice, but there is one type of natural light that will produce amazing results in almost any situation: I call it “cave lighting.”

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Critique the Community Submit Your Best Senior Portraits For Critique


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Submit Your Best Senior Portraits For Critique

For this critique, we want to see your best “senior portrait.” In our latest competition (which will be released soon), both Pye and Patrick said my submission looked like a senior portrait, and they meant that as an insult. Show us what high-end senior portrait photography can be.

Each person is allowed up to 3 entries. The highest-rated image and one random image with both win a free tutorial from the Fstoppers Store.

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How We Filmed a Commercial From Start to Finish


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How We Filmed a Commercial From Start to Finish

We decided to film a commercial for our neighborhood in Puerto Rico. It was much more difficult than we expected.

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Camera Design Is Horrible


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Camera Design Is Horrible

When you really think about it, current camera design doesn’t really make much sense.

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Photographing the New Tesla Roadster Diecast


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Photographing the New Tesla Roadster Diecast

I’d love to shoot the new Tesla Roadster, but being that it’s going to cost a quarter-million and it’s not even for sale yet, that wasn’t a possibility. I got the next best thing, the official Tesla Roadster diecast model.

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Rode’s New Microphones Are Amazing and Affordable


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Rode's New Microphones Are Amazing and Affordable

I’ve used a ton of different microphones over the years, but Rode’s latest creations are two of the cheapest and feature-rich mics I’ve ever used.

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