Why Is Leica Shedding Staff When Its Profits Are Increasing?


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Why Is Leica Shedding Staff When Its Profits Are Increasing?

For many companies, losing 7.5% of your workforce would typically be bad news, perhaps an indication that profits are falling. This is not the case at Leica; in June last year, it announced that sales had increased for the fifth consecutive year. So, why is Leica doing so well when other camera companies are seeing their figures nosedive, and why is it reducing its number of staff?

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Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!


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Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!

Scanning film has always been a bit of a pain. However, with time comes progress, and Nate over at Negative Lab Pro has been doing some awesome work, making scanning C-41 film using a DSLR or mirrorless easier than ever. However, using Negative Lab Pro with a flatbed scanner has always been a bit lacking. That just changed with Negative Lab Pro 2.0 and an unlikely partner: Vuescan.

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Three Things I Appreciate About Fujifilm X Series Cameras


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Three Things I Appreciate About Fujifilm X Series Cameras

Fujifilm, in their eight years producing X Series cameras, have developed a reputation for producing digital cameras with a tactile feel and a few features that no other manufacturers are offering. While they still remain the underdog in terms of market share, their cameras have a loyal user base. In a concept straight up stolen from Alex Cooke’s series (with his blessings, of course), today, I’ll talk about three things I appreciate about Fujifilm’s cameras.

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Two Photographic Tools That Have Made My Job Way Easier


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Two Photographic Tools That Have Made My Job Way Easier

Over the last few years there have been a few pieces of photographic equipment that have either sped up my workflow or turned awkward, finicky techniques into simple and swift processes. But there are two specific tools that have made my life so much easier, especially when used in conjunction with each other.

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Why Using “Blockbuster” LUTs Doesn’t Make Your Footage Look Exactly Like Theatrical Films


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Why Using

Your footage is already shot with lighting that makes it look “cinematic” and it’s time for color grading. You apply a teal-and-orange LUT preset, but although it is in the right direction, your video still lacks something that prevents it from having that blockbuster look.

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Critique the Community Male Fitness


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Male Fitness

Submit your best male fitness image for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

Lee was recently challenged by Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge to do a male fitness photography competition. Although the results of that shoot have not been published yet, this week’s Critique the Community was inspired by their images. Are your male fitness photos up to professional standards?

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