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Rebecca Britt

Staff Writer & Picture of the Day http://www.rebeccabrittphotography.com +Rebecca Britt@noobphotosFacebook
I'm a commercial photographer and director of photography in the border town of McAllen, Texas. I like to experiment with light and try anything new when it comes to strobist photography. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, and shooting concerts (Electronic Dance Music/ DJs). I am the owner/admin of EDM Photographers on Facebook. EDMphotographers.com is the largest collective of EDM Photographers on social media. I am always lurking somewhere on Facebook, so if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me there.

Ben Von Wong’s Mastery Lighting…With An iPhone.

Montreal photographer, Ben Von Wong, an Fstoppers favorite is at it again with his latest shoot. The folks over at Nikon sent Von Wong a Nikkor 400mm f2.8 lens to shoot with. Typically with a large lens you would shoot nature or sports, but not Von Wong. He decided to test the lens using the Brenizer Method. He took several portraits of musician, Andrew Kesler, on top of a rooftop, but one problem presented itself. How to light Andrew in the middle of the night on such short notice? In typical Von Wong ingenuity, they chose, an iPhone.  [more]

Canon 650D Rates Worse Than Previous Models

While the new Canon 650D (Rebel T4i) does come with a few new features including a touchscreen display and a sensor-based hybrid AF system for improved focus, it seems that the camera itself might have fallen flat… on its sensor. A new comparison test conducted by DXO Mark puts the upgraded Canon 650D (Rebel T4i) up against its predecessors the Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) and Canon 550D (Rebel T2i). The results might just shock you. [more]

BTS: Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s PSA – ‘The Haze’

The people over at MAKE Visual strive to create unique and compelling content for their clients and for the Lung Cancer Foundation of America‘s newest PSA entitled, ‘The Haze’, they wanted a look and feel that worked well with the message that their client was trying to get across. They shot on a RED Epic and used 3DS Max and Fume FX for their post processing to achieve the thin smoke effect. [more]

Runner’s Paradise Behind The Scenes With Kevin Winzeler

Kevin Winzeler, a commercial photographer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, had an amazing opportunity this summer to travel to New Zealand for one of his advertising shoots for Altra Footwear. He shot both in the studio for the initial product shots, but he also took the shoot outdoors in some amazing New Zealand locations for some actions images, as well. [more]

‘Specialicious’ Behind The Scenes Shoot With Jonathan Thorpe

Northern Virginia Magazine wanted a fun and different approach to an ad for their bargain locator website, Specialicious.com. Jonathan Thorpe, an amazing commercial photographer and a regular on our Fstoppers Facebook group, was assigned the task of shooting the project. The concept, a beauty queen who shopped on the website and is trying a paintball experience for the first time. [more]

Letting The (Chalk) Dust Settle: BTS Of Chalk Warfare 2.0

When I first heard of Chalk Warfare I instantly thought of an office war setting or perhaps a battle of the blackboards, but the people over at SoKrispyMedia blew me away with the effects in this fun and quirky short film. It was shot by 16-year-old (you heard right… 16), Sam Wickert and buddy Eric Leigh with a Canon Rebel t2i with a Rode Videomic. Post production was done in Adobe After Effects and Video Co-pilot. Consider me impressed boys, consider me impressed.  [more]

How To Create Your Very Own 3D Image

We featured  Julia Kuzmenko McKim a few weeks ago with a behind the scenes peek of her very classy Enchanted Forest shoot. Now she’s back with a very handy tutorial on how to create your own 3D image entirely in post using Photoshop. Using the channels palette and the warp tool she creates some pretty cool looking 3D images. Watch the easy tutorial and try it out for yourselves. When you’re done post the results back here. [more]

BTS: Superhero Photography With Adam Jay

Cosplay photography has been gaining momentum in the professional portrait photographer’s market recently and with the abundance of superhero comic movies being released it’s no wonder why. Meet Adam Jay, a photographer who specializes in Superhero photography. He  takes cosplay enthusiasts and transforms them from their everyday aliases to the superhero or villain that is lurking underneath. In this behind the scenes video he shoots cosplayer, Jenn Croft, as the iconic video game heroine, Lara Croft. [more]

BTS: ASU’s ‘Sparky’ Gets A Fiery Update

Arizona State University’s mascot, ‘Sparky’, and its football team, the Arizona Sun Devils, have lit up several stadiums over the years with it’s blazing and rock-driven intro video, but after seven seasons it looks like poor Sparky is in need of an update. The people over at True Story Films have taken over the task of sprucing the Sun Devil up for its new remake of its traditional stadium intro video.  [more]

Behind The Scenes… Gangnam Style!

This past week I have been bombarded with this poppy, silly and downright hilarious song. My co-workers play it nonstop, my two daughters won’t stop singing along to it and the other night while at a local bar a group of very happy drunk people attempted to dance the signature pony-style dance. If you haven’t seen South Korea’s PSY‘s quirky ‘Gangnam Style‘, then you must be living under an interweb rock. [more]

A Tribute In Lights: A Touching 9/11 Timelapse Tribute

The Cleverkids have come out with a timelapse of NYC’s cityscape with the September 11th, memorial lights. The timelapse was recorded in Brooklyn looking over towards Manhattan. A somber reminder of the horrific events of that day. I know this question gets asked quite a bit, but where were you the day the attacks happened, and what are some of you doing to reflect back on this horrible yet historical event? [more]

Lenovo’s “Seize the Night” Alternate Ending Challenge: “Do”

Lenovo, a worldwide computer company that manufacturers laptops, have gathered fifteen of what they believe are the best college filmmakers for their ‘Seize the Night’ Alternate Ending challenge. One of the contestants is a graduate of the University of Alabama (now a film student at USC), Xavier Burgin. His entry into the competition is called ‘Do’. Shot with a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon T2i, this is definitely a forerunner in the contest. [more]

Behind The Scenes: Cover Shoot For Backpacker Magazine

For the yet unreleased October ‘survival’ issue of Backpacker magazine, adventure  photographer, Bud Force, decided instead of having a model dangling perilously off of a cliff  that he would do a creative composite. He shot the background at ‘El Capitan’ peak in Guadalupe Moutains National Park and the subject at Mineral Wells State Park. [more]

Photographer Catches Exact Moment Of A Tank Shell Hitting Syrian Rebels

A reporter and photographer for GlobalPost.comTracey Shelton, earlier this week caught some unbelievable footage of some men of the  Noor Den al-Zenke batallion from Aleppo, Syria being hit by a tank’s shell. She released a quick series of screenshots from the footage as photographs today. The photos are an incredible and quite horrific example of war.  [more]

Nokia Busted Faking Mobile Phone Footage With A Stabilized Camera System

Earlier today news broke out about Nokia and their Lumia 920 simulation video not being exactly forthright. The video before the shameful reveal had no indication that it wasn’t filmed with the actual product that it was marketing. When reddit.com  users got their hands on the video they quickly noticed that the reflection in the video is not of a person filming with a mobile phone on a bicycle, but of a man in a van with what looks to be at least a DSLR sized camera with what seems to be some type of Gyro-stabilization system. [more]

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