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Using Elements From Other Cultures in Your Images, the Right Way

Using Elements From Other Cultures in Your Images, the Right Way

As Halloween comes to a close and we reflect on all the creative costumes roaming the streets, I think it’s a good time we take a moment to talk about cultural appropriation. We are blessed as
How I Shot a Magazine Cover with Liam Gallagher

How I Shot a Magazine Cover with Liam Gallagher

In September I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of a couple of hours of Liam Gallagher’s time to shoot a magazine cover and 12-page spread. Here’s a detailed breakdown of my thought process,
Save $50 on Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Photography Tutorial

Save $50 on Clay Cook's Fashion and Editorial Photography Tutorial

Today is the last day for this years big Black Friday sale on Fstoppers. Every one of our original photography tutorials has been discounted and there are only a few hours left to cash in on the
Expensive Equipment Not Necessary: Photographing a Platinum-Selling Pop Group Using Lights From eBay

Expensive Equipment Not Necessary: Photographing a Platinum-Selling Pop Group Using Lights From eBay

From the outside looking in, the creative industry can be daunting. We think we need thousands of dollars of equipment to take images on par with our peers – but that’s not strictly true. Here’s a
On a Deadline: Quickly Shooting Food With Limited Gear on Location

On a Deadline: Quickly Shooting Food With Limited Gear on Location

For over a year now, I've been the lead freelance photographer for Stock and Barrel Magazine, a food and beverage publication here in Columbus, Ohio. Often, assignments get thrown my way with not a
How I Use Adobe Stock as a Professional Photographer and Art Director

How I Use Adobe Stock as a Professional Photographer and Art Director

Let's chat about stock photography. I've used stock sites for nearly a decade while working as a designer and commercial photographer with great success. Most of the options I used in the past left a
How 'The Hideaways' New Zealand Book Project Was Made

How 'The Hideaways' New Zealand Book Project Was Made

Sam Stuchbury and Hilary Ngan Kee’s enchanting new book "Hideaways" is a stunning showcase of tucked-away escape spots all over New Zealand that the creative, urban couple sourced and stayed at while
How to Plan a Portrait or Fashion Photoshoot

How to Plan a Portrait or Fashion Photoshoot

So you have a great photoshoot idea that's been burning a hole in the back of your brain. As amazing as it sounds to you, you continue to push it back. Finding the task of planning and executing said
Kyoto's Five Best Photo Locations

Kyoto's Five Best Photo Locations

For first time travelers to Kyoto, it can be a bit confusing to choose where to shoot. Unlike my previous posts on Madrid and Barcelona which are about three-hour photo walks, this article will be
Inside Look at the Work of Master Photographer Herb Ritts

Inside Look at the Work of Master Photographer Herb Ritts

You've heard the name. Listed among the accolades as one of the greats, Herb Ritts' ability to seamlessly blend together both environment and model set him apart from his peers. A mastery over lines,
The Charleston Snow Photoshoot

The Charleston Snow Photoshoot

Here we are on day five of our 30 for 30 where we are releasing 30 videos to the Fstoppers YouTube Channel the entire month of January. Yesterday Charleston, South Carolina was hit with the biggest
A Tutorial on Retouching a Portrait of Kate Moss

A Tutorial on Retouching a Portrait of Kate Moss

With the new year upon us, I found it insightful to reflect on tutorials that not only taught skills, but focused on heightening your attention to detail. Join the Breed has been a wealth of knowledge
My Best Investment as a Photographer

My Best Investment as a Photographer

As I set up to shoot an assignment last week, I found myself in a casual conversation with the owner of the location. He was also a photographer, and as I opened my Pelican case and began to set up my
Two Locations In Which Every Beginner Needs to Shoot

Two Locations In Which Every Beginner Needs to Shoot

You wouldn't expect that certain locations alone could assist you in learning the art of photography, but they do — especially if you are one that needs to experiment to learn. Photographing someone
Recreating Vintage Ads to Reverse Gender Roles

Recreating Vintage Ads to Reverse Gender Roles

What happens when a visual artist overhears his uncles discussing how women "are better off cooking, taking care of the kitchen, and fulfilling their 'womanly duties?'" Eli Rezkallah, who's a
Critique the Community: Submit Your Environmental Portraits Now

Critique the Community: Submit Your Environmental Portraits Now

Do you think you've taken an incredible environmental portrait? Would you like to hear what we think about it? The next episode of Critique the Community will feature a selection of 20 environmental
How to Edit Every Ugly Location to Look Like an Editorial

How to Edit Every Ugly Location to Look Like an Editorial

I have always loved shooting in ugly places such as gas stations and abandoned buildings, but it took me a while to learn how to make these places look magical in my images. You can't just put a
Sports Illustrated Makes History With Nude, Unedited Project by an All-Female Crew

Sports Illustrated Makes History With Nude, Unedited Project by an All-Female Crew

Sports Illustrated is doing something it has never done before in a project titled, "In Her Words," for its 2018 Swimsuit Issue. The magazine ditched the swimsuits for fully nude, all black and white,
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
Darkness to Light: A Personal Emotional Photo Story

Darkness to Light: A Personal Emotional Photo Story

At different points in our lives we experience happy moments, but also tragic ones. In this emotional photo series, we see how one person overcomes their dark past and stands strong immersed in the