How important is your webpage load time to you? This morning while troubleshooting my webpage, I stumbled across this amazing tool. Instead of emailing all your friends to test your page, simply type your address on www.pingdom.com and see the results. It will show in detail what elements and code slowed down your page. Good for troubleshooting load time issues.
Allan I. Teger is a psychologist turned artist and photographer. This series titled ‘Bodyscapes’ explores the human form as a backdrop for creating beautiful landscapes that allow familiar scenes to play. The beauty in the series is the simplicity of the idea… [Continued]
Today at iWorld/MacWorld, a tradeshow in San Francisco, CA, Schneider Lenses debuted their new iPhone series lenses. We’ve seen third party adapters for Nikon and Canon lenses, but Schneider is taking a leap and developing the glass specifically for the popular mobile. Click the full post to read more.
Perhaps the most iconic image by The Beatles, the memorable ‘Abbey Road’. Unseen by many, here is the shot taken prior to the shot that we all have come to know and love. What is truly amazing about this image is the innocence of the moment. They are oblivious to… (continued).
Great music can take a video edit to the next level, but music that doesn’t fit, or is cheesy stock-quality can make even the most awesome video seem like something your uncle put together after a few beers. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite places to get FREE music for low/no-budget video projects, as well as some pay sites. Check out the list in the full post.
Before switching over to photography in college, I studied Graphic Design. I’ve always had an appreciation for typography and still do to this day. Today, changing size, color, typeface, etc. can all be done in a matter of seconds. Paul Collier, Letterpress and Typography Technician at Plymouth University shows us the beauty of what we did before Illustrator and InDesign. Click the full post to see the video.
Welp, it looks like Barbie and Ken finally tied the knot! I laughed out loud when I saw America’s favorite plastic couple’s wedding photos by Beatrice de Guine.
The photos are surprisingly good, and de Guine included just about every contemporary wedding photography trend imaginable…[continue reading]
I love optical illusions, and this simple trick used in a Sony Cybershot ad was one I had not seen before. Click on the full post to see this image large. Then stare at the color triangle in the middle of the model’s nose for 30 seconds. Then stare at a white wall or screen and blink rapidly! You should see the model
take her clothes off in near full color! The brain is a strange strange machine indeed!
Few photographers can nonchalantly say, “Yeah, I’ve had blood splashed on my camera.” But for sports photographer Joshua Hedges, 12 year veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it’s just another day in the office.
The West Texas native has been become known for his mixed martial arts photography, and his work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, USA Today, Time magazine, The New York Times, and The LA Times. Fstoppers catches up with Hedges to hear about his favorite fight, why shooting the UFC is different from other sports, and staying focused while two guys pummel each other. Check out the full FS Spotlight interview!
How would you react if security officers told you that you were breaking the law by photographing a building from public property? One British photographer was faced with just that question, and here is how he reacted. View the full post to see the video, which is funny, sad, eye-opening and jaw-dropping all at once.
Much of the internet fought against SOPA and PIPA yesterday in their own unique way. Although we are also against these bills, Fstoppers didn’t participate yesterday. It wasn’t until I saw this fantastic TED talk that I truly understood what these bills really meant for the internet. Even if you think you totally understand it, this video will open your eyes to copyright issues in the USA.
Everyone remembers the original Battle at F-Stop Ridge, the live-action camera battle that had camera enthusiasts everywhere laughing. The creators of the video, The Camera Store, in Calgary, AB, created a sequel and I’m happy to say that it’s just as awesome as the original. Check out the full post to see it.
What if, much like the smartphones that we use on a daily basis, our cameras were equipped to support aftermarket applications which added functionality and never-before seen levels of customization? Check out the full post to read more and have your say.
When Dwayne’s Photo, based in Parsons, Kansas, ceased processing Kodachrome film, it was the end of an era spanning 75 years. This ten minute mini-documentary by Xander Robin affords us a view into the history of Kodachrome, the process used to develop it, and insight from the employees of Dwayne’s who worked with the film regularly. Check out the full post for the video.
We’ve featured light-painter extraordinaire Dennis Calvert on Fstoppers before. Many of us were left wondering just how he creates those stunning images. Dennis recently wrote a post on his site detailing his method; be sure to view the full post to read more.