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Selfie-off: Kobe Bryant Vs. Lionel Messi

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi and Basketball All-Star Kobe Bryant joined forces once again, and with the help of Turkish Airlines they went on a quest of awesome selfies around the world. When the biggest sports stars in the world compete – it doesn’t matter if they compete in soccer, basketball, chess, air hockey or photography – they will give all they have to win. The real winner? Probably Turkish Airlines. [more]

What You Need To Know About Facebook Advertising

There are more than a few ways to go about advertising on Facebook, and with Facebook’s increased attention to paid advertising you need to know what you’re spending your money on. Here are the 3 best ways to advertise on Facebook that you want to make sure you’re doing.

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Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits

This article is for those of you how enjoy beauty photography: from fashion and advertising beauty, to beauty portraits of non-models and even boudoir photography. And while there are always millions or rules, trends and opinions, I base my article on my own ideas and beliefs as to what’s important to be aware of to successfully create attractive beauty images. [more]

The EOS M2 Is Official… but Not in the US or Europe?

UPDATED: Canon representatives have confirmed they have no current plans for an announcement in the United States. Canon Japan and Canon China both outed the anticipated EOS M2, but there hasn’t been (and won’t be) any such announcement from Canon USA. The EOS M was met with a rather tepid response stateside when it was first announced, and even after firmware updates and a price drop, it hasn’t had much traction. [more]

Peter Turnley’s Love Letter to Paris

There are photo books and then there are photo books that you go back to repeatedly over time. Peter Turnley’s new self-published collection “French Kiss: A Love Letter to Paris” is one such publication that begs to be savored. A monochromatic study of Paris captured over 40 years on the streets, the 138-image hardcover is an homage to the romance of the City of Lights captured with a reverence for the aesthetics of famous French street photography. [more]

VSCO Cam App Now Available To Android Users

The wildly popular VSCO cam app announced that today, December 3rd, they are releasing an Android version of their app which will be available in Google Play for free download. The app will come with 10 free presets and various editing tools. It will be available for devices running Android 4.0 and above.

Last Chance To Save 20% On The SLR Lounge Lightroom Collection

Cyber Monday is winding down as midnight draws closer but you still have a few hours to save 20% on what we believe is the best Lightroom Workshop collection on the internet. This download includes 23 hours of tutorials as well as some of the best Lightroom presets on the market today. Use the code “BF2014” to save 20% now. [more]

Travel Guide For Photographers

Working as a commercial photographer, I have the opportunity to travel often with my work. In the year 2013 alone, I’ve flown over 25 thousand miles, and have a few thousand more before the end of the year. Here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years to help make traveling as a photographer much easier and far less stressful.

 

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FS Review: Could DSLR Video Shooters Easily Move to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera isn’t new, but when it was first introduced it created such a buzz that actually getting one’s hands on the new video camera proved difficult. Though Blackmagic has since pumped out the Pocket Cinema Camera and the 4K Cinema Camera, the original 2.5K camera is still quite the looker. I wanted to know, would it be possible to transition from my beloved DSLRs and over to the Blackmagic, which boasts some rather impressive specs, without much trouble? [more]

Limited-Time Lightroom 5 Price Cut, Drops to $69

UPDATE: Though the B&H deal has expired, you can grab Lightroom 5 on Amazon for a cool $69. Lightroom 5, which was already on sale for under $110, for the next three hours (1 PM ET to 4 PM ET) is only $89. If you’ve wanted to own Lightroom 5 for a bargain-basement price, now is the time to grab it. For those of you who bought it at the $110 price, maybe there is still time to cancel the order and pick it up for cheaper. [more]

Save $100 Today On Fstoppers Wedding Photography Tutorial

Cyber Monday continues with the biggest sales in Fstoppers history. Our 14 hour tutorial on all things wedding photography named: How To Become A Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer is now $100 off. Tomorrow this product will go back up to $300 so get it now at the lowest price we have ever offered it with the code “BF2013” at checkout. [more]

Falken Motorsports Porsche Photoshoot – No Rig No Problem

So you have a priceless Porsche race car to photograph for an ad campaign and you have to make it look like it’s driving really fast, but space is tight and you left your stunt driver at home. So how do you get the shot of this car driving fast while parked? This is exactly the challenge car photographer Frederic Schlosser faced for this project. Watch the video and read below to learn how he executed this shoot perfectly. [more]

Playing With Shadows

When shooting an ingredient shot, shadows can make or break an image. Sometimes you want less noticeable shadows while other times dark shadows can add a lot to an image. In the case of this pomegranate, I shot it both ways. Let me show you how playing with the shadows will have a dramatic effect on your final image.

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Enter Your Wildlife Images in “Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition”

There are a lot of contests out there this time of year, but I wanted to take a minute to bring the California Academy of Sciences Big Picture: Natural World Photography Competition to your attention. Now through March 31, 2014, Cal Academy is inviting photographers to enter their wildlife and conservation images to this competition for a chance to win a share of the $20,000 in cash and photography gear prizes. [more]

The Aviator Travel Jib: A Portable Jib For Video Shoots In Hard To Reach Places

My passion is shooting outdoor lifestyle and documentary projects, and those shoots often require me to be on the go and in remote areas. Historically, getting an expensive jib or crane in those locations was not possible. With the Aviator Carbon Fiber Travel Jib, taking a jib into the field is not only possible, but easy for everyone. [more]

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