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]
Thank you to everyone who entered our Shallow Depth photo contest sponsored by Sigma. We got a huge number of entrants, which goes to show how many of you really want this lens. Selecting from all the entries was tough. but in the end we were able to narrow it down. [more]
If you want the best in lighting, one name probably immediately comes to mind: Profoto. They make top-of-the line professional lighting equipment that boasts some of the best specs you can find, and now they want you to have some of it. Get yourself a Profoto Octa RFi and a RFi Speedlight Speedring by submitting your best group photo! [more]
One of the most exciting things about our industry is being able to meet other talented photographers and talk shop. Lee and I recently attended Gulf Photo Plus 2013 out in Dubai, and we were able to meet photographers from literally all over the world. GPP has decided to take their workshop to London, and they are bringing four of their most sought after instructors with them. On September 28th and 29th, Joe McNally, David Hobby, Gregory Heisler, and Zach Arias will check their bags for the United Kingdom….and one lucky reader of Fstoppers could head out there with them. Full details [more]
Since 2007, Red Bull has hosted an international action and adventure sport photography contest called Red Bull Illume. It’s where fifty winners are chosen every three three years from tens of thousands of photographers around the world. The winners were unveiled at a grand ceremony in Hong Kong on August 29, 2013.
Ever had to use your high tech gear for a really low tech purpose?
B&H has an awesome contest for those of us who have ever had to use any of our high tech gear for a purpose that’s not exactly what it’s meant for! Submit your funny videos today of how you use your gear in an unintended way and you could win the first prize of a Canon EOS 6D or a Nikon D600! If that’s not enough, second prize is a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 or a Sony Alpha NEX 5R Mirrorless and Third Prize is a Canon Powershot S110 or Nikon CoolPix P330! [more]
Sigma’s new lenses are making some real waves in the photo community. They’re affordable, beautiful and most importantly perform amazingly. The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is one of our favorite lenses currently on the market, and it can be yours if you win this month’s contest (for the camera mount of your choosing). We want to see your best shallow depth of field image! Enter now! [more]
Our last contest had thousands of entries and the two winners have already been notified- Congrats to users macropixel and nathalie86! This time we’re giving away two, one year subscriptions to one of the best photo website companies around: Squarespace. All you have to do is submit a photo that has some “pop.” I hope you had your camera out this past Fourth of July! [more]
We’ve been listening to feedback, and it seems as though you all like contests that engage your skill level. Well prepare to be engaged! We will be hosting more photo contests in the future, starting with this one brought to you by Nations Photo Lab and hosted by our pals at Viewbug! Just submit your best photo that features bright colors for your chance to win! [more]
Today at creativeLIVE, award winning wedding photographer Yervant is teaching how to shoot your weddings with an album design in mind. This is such a necessary skill to learn as you go professional. Even though we live in a fast paced digital world, your clients still want something tangible to look back at in 20 years. It’s your job as a wedding photographer to take and create their story. [more]
The Fstoppers Logo contest has ended and after over 1500 submissions I can say that I believe all possible avenues have been explored. Both Patrick and I went through every single logo one by one separately and we narrowed them down to our favorite 17. Check out the full post to see our best options and vote on your favorites. [more]
4 years ago Patrick and I came up with the idea for Fstoppers.com. We needed a logo and so I went into Photoshop and created the “FS” inside a circle that you can see above. It took me about 5 minutes and neither Patrick or I have ever really liked it. It’s time for a change and we will pay you to help us get there. [more]
After looking at all of the great submissions for our April POTD contest, it took a few weeks to narrow them all down and come up with commentary for what were some outstanding photos. Like I said in the original post, it was truly humbling to have people from all over the world send us their images to view and judge against others. It was great to see images from all over the world of various cultures and places, and I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally settled on our top portraits and the winner of the $100. [more]
Photojournalists prepping images for competitions often walk a fine line between the enhancement of a photograph and outright alteration. Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen, winner of the 2012 World Press Photo Award, has denied that his winning image of two dead Palestinian children in a funeral procession, is a forgery. A forensic image analyst named Neal Krawetz came forward on Monday with an allegation that the image is a composite, an egregious manipulation that may invalidate the award. Yesterday, World Press Photo issued a statement verifying the authenticity of the image. [more]
You submit your assignment images each year as a staff photojournalist at a major newspaper and never place in the prestigious Picture of the Year International competition. Then, years later as a freelance photographer, you win first place for a body of work that was undertaken solely as a personal venture. This is the story of Bob Croslin’s self-assigned “Grounded,” a portrait project of injured birds undergoing rehabilitation at a sanctuary in western Florida. [more]