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Surreal Photography by Ukrainian Photograher Oleg Oprisco

Fine art and surrealist photographer Oleg Oprisco’s  work is dramatic and ethereal; challenging the viewer’s perception of reality. Oprisco’s photographs feature subdued coloration and unexpected props-often playing with expectations of size and perspective. [more]

Canon Introduces New CPS Cinema Membership Level

Early this morning Canon announced a new CPS level for Cinema shooters. To join, you have to own at least one Cinema Zoom lens or one of the following Cinema EOS cameras: the EOS C300, EOS C500, or EOS-1D C. The membership has an annual cost of $1000. [more]

Panasonic Announces New f/1.7 15mm Lens

This just in: Panasonic announced a new 15mm f/1.7 high speed Leica Summilux lens. This new optic will give about a 30mm full frame equivalent at a cool $599. As of today, this lens is available for preorder through B&H. If the rumors are true, we can expect the new 15mm f/1.7 to be bundled with the DMC-GM1 (pictured below) as early as June. [more]

The ProAm Orion is a Sturdy, Smart & Affordable DSLR Crane

Camera cranes and jibs are becoming more commonplace in the DSLR video maker’s arsenal due to more, light weight options and falling prices. ProAm calls their Orion DVC210 the “first camera crane built specifically for DSLR cameras” and it extends to eight feet tall for a surprisingly affordable $300. Sounds great on paper, but how does it function in practice? [more]

How To Produce A Combined Print And Motion Fashion Campaign

We live in a time where photographers and filmmakers must combine powers to be competitive in todays advertising market. Recently a huge fashion client approached our production company to capture concurrent motion and still ad campaigns with supermodel Lily Aldridge, but we had to do it all in under 10 hours with 2 complete hair and makeup changes and 12+ outfits. Advertising creatives today need to be able to shoot stellar visual content and assemble bulletproof productions.

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You Have Less Than 30 Days To Book The Fstoppers Workshop

On May 28th – June 1st Fstoppers is hosting our first ever photography workshop in the Bahamas at Atlantis Resort. We signed a contract with the resort which guaranteed our attendees the cheapest possible hotel rates. After fees, the cheapest room at the resort is usually over $450. The attendees of our workshop pay less than $200/room and they can be shared at no extra cost. Sadly there is a catch.  [more]

Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens only $200, Lexar 32GB 2-Pack on Sale

Quick update for those of you looking for raging deals: the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens is normally $450, but is on sale for only $200 after a crazy instant rebate. And a 2-pack of Lexar 32GB SDHC UHS-1 Class 10 cards are on sale for $72.95 if you need to stock up.

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BTS: Building An Architectural Interior Photograph From The Ground Up

In today’s post, I’m going to walk you through how I build an architectural photograph from square one. We’ll discuss composition, lighting, staging, styling, and posing models in an architectural interior in order to create the image that the client has in mind. Despite appearing as a rather simple image, this shot took over an hour to finish on location with multiple steps and a lot of pre-visualization. [more]

How To Make A Lightweight Stone Background

A stone background provides a great look for many food shots. The only problem is the weight that comes with it. Spend a day hauling around large stone tiles and you will understand the price that comes with this great look. There is a solution though. Let me show you how you can still have the same great stone look that is easy on the back and the wallet.

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Canon Confuses Us All With The Announcement Of The M15P-CL

Canon Japan left us all scratching our heads with the announcement of the M15P-CL – A 15MP monochromatic industrial camera. Designed for the high accuracy of the manufacturing industry, the M15P-CL is not a camera shape or size you’re familiar with, as it’s designed for the Camera Link system. Whats weird about this? Perhaps the fact that it sports a Nikon F Mount. [more]

Watch Erik Almås Shoot Elephants In Namibia (With A Camera)

Erik Almås is at it again creating etherial images for clients on location in exotic places with a color palette noticeably familiar. I must say too that this location is just about as exotic as you can get without becoming flat out dangerous. This week Erik gives us a glimpse into a campaign he shot on location in Namibia, Africa. Read more about Erik’s mission statement below. [more]

Recently Relocated? Tips For Rebuilding Your Freelance Business In A New City

When it comes to building a video production and photography business, it can take years to cultivate good clients, get high paying and interesting projects, and form relationships with reliable help. If you move, losing that local network can take a huge toll on your business. [more]

Zack Arias With A Little Q&A: How To Get An Agency Meeting

Good friend (and even better photographer) Zack Arias over at DEDPXL.com just kicked out a little Q&A video on how to get your foot in advertising agencies’ doors. As usual Zack delivers solid, straight forward, no-nonsense advice and as a bonus you get to meet Carl (the laconic squirrel). There’s even a shout out to John Keatley from the Fstoppers’ Bahamas Workshop coming up in May. [more]

The Best Marketing Strategy For Landing Your Dream Clients

Most marketing guides and strategies have us focusing on the direct approach to obtaining clients. We try and find short cuts and clever tactics to steal the attention from our competitors. Sometimes it is worth considering the long road as it is often less travelled and will ultimately lead you to the same destination. Tap into the power of the support system. [more]

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Catches Fire During Filming

First reported on planet 5D, then picked up by our friends at PetaPixel, earlier this week producer and videographer, Forest Gibson’s $4k+ Blackmagic Cinema Camera kit caught fire after filming. This a video he shot of the aftermath.

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