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BTS Aerial Photography of the VOLVO Ocean Race

BTS Aerial Photography of the VOLVO Ocean Race

Is it better to fly in a helicopter or use a drone when documenting action sports? Greg Beadle takes us through the gear and how he gets his shots, and we look at what the advantages are of being up
From Portraits to Puzzles: A Study on Identical Twins

From Portraits to Puzzles: A Study on Identical Twins

It took me until high school to meet and befriend a set of identical twins. Growing up, I had always assumed identical twins were basically the same person. [ Read More ]
Creating an Angelic Lens Flare in the Studio

Creating an Angelic Lens Flare in the Studio

Shooting portraits might become monotonous if you are only capturing what is obvious in front of you. A little imagination and technique can help you spruce things up. How about creating an
Sony a7R III Weather Sealing Teardown

Sony a7R III Weather Sealing Teardown

Just how weather resistant is that Sony a7R III? Here’s an inside look at one of the hottest selling cameras to see how sealed it really is. [ Read More ]
Four Reasons to Participate in the New York City Drone Film Festival

Four Reasons to Participate in the New York City Drone Film Festival

The most famous drone festival is coming next month in New York City. But it’s more than a simple film festival. [ Read More ]
Talking Ethics in Photography

Talking Ethics in Photography

While some photographers are on the hunt for the most outrageous image, others become increasingly sensitive to what they shoot. We are confronted with a never ending stream of images that blurs our
Fashion Brands Cut Ties With Photographers Accused of Misconduct

Fashion Brands Cut Ties With Photographers Accused of Misconduct

A report by The Boston Globe adds more prominent photographers to the list of those accused of sexual misconduct. Princess Diana's personal photographer and two Victoria's Secret photographers are
Critique the Community: Submit Your Telephoto Landscape or Cityscape Photos Now

Critique the Community: Submit Your Telephoto Landscape or Cityscape Photos Now

Our next episode of Critique the Community will offer a slightly different take on landscape photography as we will be focusing only on shots taken over 50mm. Submit your best telephoto landscape or
Critique the Community Episode 25: Environmental Portraits

Critique the Community Episode 25: Environmental Portraits

A week and a half ago we asked the community to submit their best environmental portraits to be critiqued by Lee and Patrick. We got some awesome submissions and one lucky entrant won a free Fstoppers
Jailed Photojournalist Charged With Sedition, Attempting to Wage War Against India

Jailed Photojournalist Charged With Sedition, Attempting to Wage War Against India

A Kashmiri photojournalist who has been in jail for five months after being arrested by the Indian National Investigation Agency has been charged with sedition and attempting to wage war against
Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 Lens Announced

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 Lens Announced

After the release of the Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4 and XP 85mm f/1.2, the company has now announced the latest “XPert” lens, the 50mm f/1.2. [ Read More ]
Everything You Need to Know for Your First Paid Photoshoot

Everything You Need to Know for Your First Paid Photoshoot

While most of us here have been through the experience of your first paid photoshoot, there are definitely a lot of users here using the content of this site to further themselves to a professional
Why 40mm Is the Perfect Lens Focal Length

Why 40mm Is the Perfect Lens Focal Length

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my love for Canon's 40mm pancake lens. Clearly, Kaiman Wong was reading and, it being Pancake Day recently (aka Shrove Tuesday aka Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras), he was
Here's What Landscape Photography Really Sounds Like

Here's What Landscape Photography Really Sounds Like

If you watch a lot of YouTube vlogs or tutorials on landscape photography, you're probably pretty used to voice-overs and background music. And while those are fine for storytelling and education,
Lens Hood Basics: What You Need to Know

Lens Hood Basics: What You Need to Know

If you’re new to photography, you may be wondering what’s the big deal with lens hoods. Here’s a quick two-minute breakdown of why exactly you’ll find them attached to lenses everywhere. [ Read More ]
California's High Cost of Living Is Pushing Really Right Stuff to Relocate, Big Plans Ahead

California's High Cost of Living Is Pushing Really Right Stuff to Relocate, Big Plans Ahead

High-end tripod and camera support company Really Right Stuff is moving their headquarters and manufacturing operations. They also have big plans coming up for the future. [ Read More ]
California's High Cost of Living Is Pushing Really Right Stuff to Rehome in Utah, Big Plans Ahead

California's High Cost of Living Is Pushing Really Right Stuff to Rehome in Utah, Big Plans Ahead

High-end tripod and camera support company Really Right Stuff is moving their headquarters and manufacturing operations. They also have big plans coming up for the future. [ Read More ]
Working With a Limited Color Palette in Studio

Working With a Limited Color Palette in Studio

During the conceptual stages of a portrait shoot, when deciding which color palette to incorporate, could less possibly be more? This brief video from Adorama TV features small home studio savant
It's Arrived: The Joy of Bringing Home a New Camera

It's Arrived: The Joy of Bringing Home a New Camera

After many long months of waiting, my new D850 has finally arrived! If you read my previous article about the joy/trauma of being on backorder, you’ll probably have some inkling of how excited I am at
Living and Traveling in a Vehicle as a Full-Time Landscape Photographer

Living and Traveling in a Vehicle as a Full-Time Landscape Photographer

Have you ever wondered how people start full time in photography and even take it one step further by working and living as a full-time landscape photographer? Dave Morrow is one of those people and