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Don’t Disregard Sony’s New Action Camera

It’s easy to just toss aside the news of the new Sony action cam as “late to the game” or “too late to matter.” However, I beg that you give this little guy a chance, and maybe think a little bit about what it means for the industry. [more]

The Enchanted Forest: Behind The Scenes With Julia Kuzmenko McKim

We have a very eclectic and large group of talented photographers that are active on our Fstoppers Facebook group. Some specialize in portraits, some in weddings and others, like me, are commercial photographers. Julia Kuzmenko McKim specializes in the whimsical. She sculpts beauty using light and a Wacom tablet. In this shoot, Julia and her team have tackled on an editorial. The setting, a fairytale like scene in a bright green forest. [more]

Did Our Post On ‘Morning After’ Photography Go Too Far?

Earlier today Lauren wrote a humorous, opinionated, post about ‘Morning After’ Boudoir Photography. This post was met with great hostility and inappropriate personal attacks towards Lauren. Is Fstoppers too big now to have a voice? Are we only allowed to report news stories without expressing opinions? Did we go to far or did commenting get out of hand? [more]

Why ‘Morning After’ Boudoir Photography is Absurd (NSFW)

A new “trend” seems to have rolled into the photography world. What is this trend? It’s called the “morning after” wedding photography session, and to me it’s a little absurd. [more]

Vogue’s 120th Anniversary Is Adorned With The Most Influential Talent Under 45

In celebration of Vogue’s 120 year anniversary, this year’s September issue is adorned with stars. They decided to do this fashion spread with some of the most influential industry talent of the moment, ranging from designers to models and everything in between. The photographer, Norman Jean Roy, was the mastermind behind the shots. We even have a behind the scenes video to go along with the photos.  [more]

Major Controversy Over “Victims Of Beauty” Photo Series

Bulgarian Magazine, 12 Mag, has sure been rufflin’ up some feathers over a piece they ran in June entitled “Victims of Beauty”. Photographer Vasil Germanov along with MUAs Daniela Avramova and Slav have been making international headlines along with “12″ for depecting models beaten, bruised and cut. Personally, I love the series and I think the artistry is beautiful, especially on the account of the MUAs… [more]

From 10 To 60 Years Old: These Models Are The Same Person

Fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin had this tremendously popular spread in Vogue Paris a few years ago showing how makeup, lighting, photography, styling, and post can drastically change the appearance of a person. In her 20′s, model Eniko Mihalik, was shot to depict what she would look like through the decades. With the help of the stylist Carine Roitfeld and make-up by Lisa Butler, they completely transformed her in this editorial. How do you think they did? [more]

Ahead of His Time: Pablo Picasso Light Painting

We all know Pablo Picasso for his very distinct artwork and as one of the great masters. He is credited with creating the style of cubism and is considered one of the greatest artists of the last century, if not all time. I am personally a huge fan of Picasso, but mostly his Blue Period. What many of you may not know is that Picasso wasn’t just a master of painting, he was also a gifted photographer. In this series, Picasso plays with light painting and shows us that what today we think is pretty cool, he had already toyed with over sixty years ago. [more]

Why I Still Shoot Film

Some say film is dead. And while I have to concede that at times, it can seem like it’s certainly on a few crutches, I can’t say it’s dead… Because in reality, it’s the most live photography medium I know. And so, I still shoot film. If it’s something you’ve been curious about or if you’ve been wanting to try it out but don’t know how to get started, this is for you. [more]

Why Bad Wedding Photographers Have Made The Industry Better

When most photographers stumble upon an ad on Craigslist for a $300 wedding photographer, they get angry. Not only is this “Craigslist photographer” claiming to to be professional when they are not, they are also lowering the value of wedding photography in general, right? How can us “real” professionals ask for thousands of dollars when there are others willing to do it for almost nothing? These are fair assumptions, but I believe bad wedding photographers have made the industry better. [more]

Carli Davidson’s Spectacular Pet Portraiture

Carli Davidson loves animals, and it shows in her work. Though she is an avid photographer, her profession has never trumped her desire to interact with animals. She works for the Oregon Zoo, animal rescues, and nature preserves taking care of exotic and native wildlife over the last sixteen years. To her, animals are her people. Her dedication to them shows in her photography, and the way she is able to capture the personality of a pet is pretty much unmatched. [more]

Every Playboy Centerfold Combined

Have you ever wondered what every playboy centerfold would look like if it they were all put into one image? Chicago based Photographer, Jason Salavon created a series of portraits that combined every centerfold from the 1960s to the 1990s. While you can’t see explicit details of each centerfold, you can see a silhouette figure that mimics that of foggy glass. This process, called amalgamation, was done with a program called ImageMagick. [more]

Iconic Photos Of The Aftermath Of The Hiroshima Bombing

Yesterday marked the 65th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After the bomb was dropped, censorship of the event was a priority in both Japan and abroad, and journalists were barred from entering, reporting, or photographing the area. Yoshito Matsushige was living just outside of the blast radius, and snapped some of the only known photos of the aftermath. They are a grim reminder of the event, a testament to the power of a photograph, and a testament to the gruesome reality of World War II. [more]

Fstoppers’ Own Rebecca Britt’s Fantastic Craigslist Rant

We all get to that point. That point where we can’t take it anymore. Where we just have to voice an opinion lest our head explode from the building pressure. Rebecca has just about enough of bad clients searching for free services, and decided to take her stand on Craigslist- the soap box of the internet. [more]

Pro Photographer Using His iPhone To Photograph the Olympics

Here is something I never expected to see in the biggest sporting event in the world: Guardian’s Photographer Dan Chung is covering the Olympics using only his iPhone 4S. When you think of photographers who are shooting events like this, you think of guys with suitcases filled with camera bodies and huge lenses. You think of many D4s and many MK IV aimed on the best athletes in the world. What Dan is doing is truly amazing, and i’m sure all the photographers around him look at him and think he’s crazy. Check out his crazy results!
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