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Using Photography to Change the Negative Stigma Surrounding Pitbulls Horseshoe Bend My Photo Went Viral, And Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For What Happened After ‘Good Morning America’ Recommends Hiring a Student For Your Wedding Photography Check Out These Dramatic Celebrity Transformations Via Retouching The Brenizer Effect With Fantastic Examples

In 1991, Nikon Was One of NASA’s First Electronic Still Cameras

In 1991, NASA sent out a hacked Nikon F3 with a Kodak digital back out into space. The camera was called the Kodak Hawkeye II. I was born in 1993 and even in that time, this kind of technology was almost unheard of. [more]

‘Good Morning America’ Recommends Hiring a Student For Your Wedding Photography

What are the best ways to save money on your wedding day? Good Morning America (GMA) ran a story recently in which their soon-to-be wed reporter Ginger Zee recommends contacting your local school to reach out to someone interested in photography. That by hiring a student you’ll save $8000 on your wedding photos. [more]

How To Put Together A Lifestyle Photo Shoot: Part II

When it comes to putting together a photo shoot, if there is anything that I’ve learned (and continue to learn), is that the time spent working out the smallest details will save you from at best a tremendous amount of work after the fact, and at worst, the horror of having to scrap the shoot entirely. That’s why when you’re putting together a photo shoot, no detail should be overlooked, least of all the talent that you choose to work with.  [more]

Zeiss Otus Bests Sigma 50mm Art, but What Has the Best Value?

Though no one at Sigma has ever told me they were gunning to best the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus when they released the 50mm f/1.4 Art, it’s been pretty widely accepted that was their goal (since crushing Nikon and Canon glass doesn’t seem to be a challenge lately). But recent DxO tests show Sigma fell short of this. But it’s pretty easy to see it’s still the best 50mm on the market. [more]

Win Free Admission To The Fstoppers Photography Workshops In The Bahamas

Just a few hours and/or days left on these!  The first ever Fstoppers Workshops taking place in the Bahamas May 28th – June 1st is quickly approaching. Our crazy Atlantis Hotel Discount Room Rate is expiring on the April 22nd , and all of the instructors are each running a social media contest for those of you wishing to attend. Collectively there are over 15 free spots in a variety of workshops. To enter, simply check out the full post [more]

Photo Project: The Impact of Life on Identical Twins Appearances

When identical twins are born it is almost impossible to know which is which. As babies and as young kids they look and sound exactly the same (with minor differences you have to look for really hard). Chinese photographer/artist Gao Rongguo decided to see how life events can change identical twins appearances as they grow old. The results are beautiful and very interesting. [more]

Be Positive: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Models

Always be positive. Always. Be. Positive. Positivity and genuine excitement about what you are doing will always move you forward. Not only will it affect your mood and work ethic, but it will affect your subject’s mood on set. Building the confidence of your subject through the direction you give will bring out the best that they have to offer. [more]

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: A Series Worth Viewing

Brandon Cawood, from Dalton GA, has taken appreciating first responders to the next level. What began as a personal project to photograph local EMS personnel, soon blew up and went viral. Cawood captures priceless moments in the daily lives of firefighters, police and other public safety personnel. He has a movie poster style and pulls it off in a flawless manner. [more]

[Fstoppers Exclusive Interview] Death to the Stock Photo Gives Subscribers Images: For Free

Death to the Stock Photo is a Columbus, Ohio based stock photo agency created by Allie Lehman and David Sherry that was founded in 2013. Every month they release high-quality, high-res, un-watermarked, and virtually un-restricted themed image packs — for free. Sound crazy? Here’s their story.
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Behind the Scenes for Oxygen’s Latest Cover

I’m pretty excited about this behind the scenes video. Not because it’s anything spectacularly informative, but because for whatever reason, people in my industry don’t generally produce them. I couldn’t tell you why that is. It’s not like fitness photography is anything revolutionary. In fact, I would venture to say that rendering the human body is one of the most basic exercises in art.

Anyway, to the point… [more]

Change Your Depth of Field With An App

Check yourself Lytro, Google’s new Lens Blur mode is coming through! Today the Google Research blog introduced a new mode in the Google Camera app that allows Android phone and tablet users to take photos and change the focus after the photo is taken. By changing the depth-of-field slider, you can simulate different aperture sizes, to achieve bokeh effects ranging from subtle to surreal. According to the blog post the new image is rendered instantly, allowing you to see your changes in real time. Click more to see examples of this new mode that could be a serious game-changer for phone photography.

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“Lonely Window” Series Explores the Rapture of Solitude in the Digital Age

Photographer Julien Mauve’s series “Lonely Window” serves as a representation of the changes in our relationships with each other and the outside world as digital media becomes increasingly prevalent. “Through its digital twilight glow, the screen becomes a window, opening to a new world while simultaneously introducing a new kind of loneliness.” [more]

A Brilliant And Precise Way To Correct And Match Tones In Photoshop

It’s a common problem to have a variation of colors across the skin in any image. This may occur for many reasons, such as blood flow, skin quality and texture, or lighting changes. It’s always been a hassle to fix this since it requires some guess work and tweaking. It’s often not as precise as it could be either. Michael Woloszynowicz has come up with a brilliant way of color correcting skin in a way that I’ve never seen before!  [more]

Monte Isom Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of his World Cup Shoot

Monte Isom, NYC-based sports, entertainment, and advertising photographer just shared a look behind-the-scenes at his most recent shoot for the World Cup. The video takes you all the way through his preproduction and makeup, to shooting with a pretty good look at his lighting setup.

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PhotoShelter’s 9 Photographers to Follow on Twitter RIGHT NOW

Yesterday PhotoShelter shared a list of 9 rockstar photographers who you should most certainly be following, and we think they did a pretty darn good job narrowing down the field to just a handful. It’s stacked with some big names and maybe some you haven’t heard of. [more]

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