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How to Shoot Behind the Scenes Videos for Your Business

A few days ago Creative Live posted this video of Benjamin Von Wong explaining the importance of creating meaningful behind the scenes videos and how they can help shape your career. It’s no secret that I do post Ben’s videos to the site often. His videos are not only educational, but fun to watch, as well. You too can go on to create your own informative and noticeable BTS videos with these tips. [more]

14 Tips For Shooting Your Next Chaotic Event

In my filmmaking career, I’ve had the opportunity to film some pretty unique events. While shooting I often come across other event shooters and realize that we’re a unique breed. Essentially, we’re people willing to sacrifice food, rest and comfort to tell an amazing story.  Even though we accept the stresses that comes with event shooting, there are a number of ways we can plan ahead and minimize headaches. [more]

The Importance of Taking It Easy

This is it. By now, You will have been inspired, honed your ideas, found the perfect location and booked your talent. You will have taken that little bit of inspiration and nurtured it into a full fledged shoot. If you are anything like me, you will have tossed out far more ideas than you kept and you will have spent hours upon hours solidifying the few that stuck with you. It is safe to say that the hard part is over. [more]

Fighting the Fire of Breast Cancer with SlickForceGirl

Nick Saglimbeni is back and still fighting the war on breast cancer with his photo series known as SlickForceGirl. With every SlickForceGirl shoot a proceeds of the profits goes to aid The Breast Cancer Charities of America. Check out this behind the scenes video of the shoot in which Nick photographs the beautiful Kaitlynn Carter in a blazing fireman’s uniform saving some adorable puppies. [more]

Behind The Scenes | Bailey’s Irish Cream Shoot

Here is a look at a 4 day photo shoot my studio RGG Photo did for Bailey’s Irish Cream through Brand Content in Boston. This job was especially technical due to the bottle’s reflective and concave properties. This called for an extra technical and precise lighting setup. The slightest move in any of the lights drastically changed the light shape on the set and bottle. Take a look. [more]

Ty Foster Takes a Shot at Unique Pet Photography with His “Lick” Project

A couple weeks ago we reviewed a book by Carli Davidson that was a culmination of a long-term project called “SHAKE.” Not long after, we came across Ty Foster’s project that focuses on another aspect of something many of us love about dogs. His project is called “Lick” and it’s gosh darned adorable. [more]

Broncolor and SEVEN BTS – The Art Is Piano

Hopefully I can stop the negative comments before they start and tell you that yes, this video is a giant Broncolor ad. However, if you can get past that and look at the lighting and resulting images there is definitely stuff to learn. That said, let’s dive into the story behind the session. Swiss pop-star Seven wanted to have a piano in unusual location for this newest album images. That unusual place ended up being the “Grimsel Pass” on the Swiss Alps at over 2100m above [more]

Brooke Shaden and Lindsay Adler Concept Shoot-Off

The [Framed] Network recently teamed up with photographers Brooke Shaden and Lindsay Adler for a very interesting show – “The Concept”. In this show, they give Lindsay and Brooke the same missions, and they together have to decide on the concept and location. Both Lindsay and Brooke are leading names in the industry and both are amazing photographers, so it’s very interesting to see how each one of them tackles the concept in a very different way. Both results are epic yet so different. [more]

Every Workshop Is Currently On Sale At creativeLIVE

Most of the multiday workshops are $150 or less on creativeLIVE which is a really great deal as it is but for the next 3 days, everything is on sale. Many of the workshops are as much as 50% off. Head there now to check out this incredible opportunity.  [more]

Every Photobooth Image From The Fstoppers Party

On Saturday we threw another incredible party with Peter Hurley during Photo Plus. As always we had an abundance of pizza and alcohol but more importantly we had an incredible photobooth. In fact, it was probably the most expensive photobooth ever created. [more]

Fstoppers Workshop Atlantis, The 5 Day Event In The Bahamas

After 2 years of planning we are extremely excited to announce Fstoppers Workshop Atlantis, our first ever live workshop event. We have 10 incredible instructors and we will be limiting the size of the event to around 200 students. The best part is the location; we are throwing this event at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.  [more]

Win A FREE 2-Day Bahamas Workshop Pass

On November 7th, 8th, and 9th Rob Grimm of RGG Photo will be giving away a 2-day pass to the Fstoppers Bahamas Workshop in May of 2014. It’s free to enter, just tune in live for your chance to win on CreativeLIVE next week where we will announce the instructions for how to enter. The pass we are giving away is for our liquids, liquor, beer, and splashes workshop  that will cover everything we know about shooting liquids. [more]

Aliens, Special FX, And Storytelling Combined In Red Giant’s Latest Project

The team at Red Giant Films, working with special effects guru Stu Maschwitz, have yet again released another compelling short video. Unlike other shorts such as Spy vs. Guy and Plot Device, this is actually a pitch trailer for a film based on a video game that they hope to create. Check the full post for the behind the scenes video too! [more]

Day Three of Photo Plus Expo in New York City

This weekend, Fstoppers has been at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City to give an inside look at all the new products being announced to the photography community. Yesterday, we showed off new products from Samsung, Spider Holster and more, and the day before we showed off the impressive DEFY gimbal system and others. Today, we were able to look into Sigma, Canon and Nikon’s new product lines. [more]

The Most Dynamic Lite Pad Kit I Could Find

This week we purchased our first LED lights pad kit and I have never been more excited. After much debate on which kit, which manufacturer, how many lights, we finally pulled the trigger on the ROSCO Gaffers Lite Pad Axiom Kit sold at BH Photo. There are so many options on new lights today and the choices are overwhelming. In the end we wanted a large kit that was compact, durable, dynamic, daylight balanced, and easy for a small crew to set up. This kit did all of that.

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