I have a deep admiration for wedding photographers. I believe wedding photography is probably one of the most challenging things you can tackle in photography. The pressures of shooting and then editing hundreds of photos from the event can become daunting. For photographer, Sasha Leahovcenco, he takes on the added pressure of same day edits. Sasha explains how he accomplishes his wedding reception-ready slideshows. [more]
On Friday we threw a party at Peter Hurley’s studio and opened it up to the public to celebrate Photo Plus in NYC. Over 400 people showed up and luckily we never ran out of drinks (in other words it was a big success). Peter built a wacky photobooth out of some AstroTurf he “found” and the characters that showed up for the party knew exactly what to do with it. These photobooth pictures are finally available here. Now that we know we can draw a crowd we will plan to do it even bigger next year.
We’re celebrating PhotoPlus with an all inclusive Fstoppers party in NYC at Peter Hurley’s studio tonight Friday, October 26 at 9PM. If you’re a photographer or videographer, this is one you won’t want to miss. We’ve hired bartenders and the drinks and food will be covered by us all night long (or until we run out). We hope to have hundreds from the industry show up over the course of the evening. [more]
I never went to college or any other secondary school for photography. I have been blessed to fall into this hobby turned career in an era when photographic knowledge is readily available online, and a vast amount of it is 100% free. However when it came time to make my work public on the web, the outcome wasn’t always pleasant. You see, constructive criticism is a great tool for learning and growing, but the keyword is constructive. [more]
Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but I’m guessing that seeing the works of others has always been big for you. Seeing someone else’s work probably is what got you interested in photography to begin with. So what gets your creativity flowing? For me, though my work in photography resides in the Advertising / Editorial realm, inspiration for my work comes in the form of photojournalism. [more]
Yeah, I know. None of us really love Facebook anymore, but it can’t be denied that it is still a great tool to communicate to a vast community of people. For us, that means staying in contact with the people that make us who we are. Fstoppers has never been about us, but about the creative community that is constantly growing. Today we hit a big landmark: 100,000 fans. Thank you everyone, and now we humbly ask you to tell us what we can do to keep getting better. [more]
Check out Chris milk’s interpretation of what a man’s life flashes before his eyes looks like in Last Day Dream. Filmed in a 1st person POV, this intriguing video did a wonderful job of high lighting someones life and showing it in under a minute. I’ve always been fascinated by POV videos and this video has a such a awesome story line. This video shows that you don’t always need a expensive equipment to create such a inspiring and unique video, but that creativity can go a long way. Chris filmed all of this with a Canon 5D mk ii and Lensbaby lenses.
Kip Praslowicz had an idea just a couple of days ago, how would memorable images look if they had used watermarks? Obviously, this was made to make fun of people who spend a lot of time making elaborate watermarks on their images. The results sparked a lot of commentary as well as thought. What’s your opinion? Take a look and let us know. [more]
This Friday in Scottsdale, AZ Fstoppers Contributor Blair Bunting will be speaking at the Apple Store about how their products make his life easier. This includes workflow, travel, editing, advertising on the iPad and iPhone photography (which we have proven can be pretty awesome). Blair is seeing this as more of a free workshop of sorts and will be glad to answer any and every question asked. Not in AZ? Not to worry! Blair will also be answering your questions via Live Tweet. [more]
In the 1870′s and 80′s, Charles Eisenmann had a studio in NY. Aside from shooting regular people, he had a passion for shooting ‘freaks’ as he would call it. In reality, these people were show people. Over his life span, he shot over 700 portraits and sold them as collectibles. [more]
Using a unique blend of black lights, LEDs, and course
sharks with frickin lasers, the crew from Burn put together a fantastic short video that shows snowboarders sliding on some rails and even doing flips in the dark. The rails light up as they slide across them! Check out the video and tell us what you think of this style. [more]
Some might argue not to fix what ain’t broken, but then again, where’s the fun in that? Whether or not these designs actually result in a camera that works better than those we have become accustomed to, I’m happy that there are some out there who just aren’t satisfied with resting on the design laurels of others. Check out these five interesting, and perhaps really innovative, camera designs. Would you pick one up if you saw it on a shelf? [more]
Mirrorless cameras, also known as ILC (interchangeable lens compact), are here to stay. What was once a small, experimental segment of the market has ballooned into the fastest growing camera style over the past two years. At first only available from the market pioneers Olympus and Panasonic, now nearly every camera brand has jumped on the ILC bandwagon. Even Hasselblad wants a piece of the action. You’ve probably been considering picking one up yourself, so Fstoppers and Lowepro are here to make that decision easier. Welcome to Mirrorless Month. [more]
Photographer, David A. Reeves, captures our imagination with these unique silhouettes that resemble simplified scenes from movies. At first glance, they appear to be pieces of artwork on a digital or traditional medium. However, they turn out to be actual photographs and every element is cut out by hand! [more]
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]