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Live Now: Lindsay Adler's Skin 101: Lighting, Retouching and Understanding Skin Course

Live Now: Lindsay Adler's Skin 101: Lighting, Retouching and Understanding Skin Course

Capturing beautiful skin tones is essential to any great portrait, yet skin is notoriously difficult to photograph and retouch. For the next 3 days on CreativeLive, you can join Lindsay to Learn how to handle your subject's skin and add polish to all of your portraits. For the next 3 days, Lindsay will take you through the essentials of understanding, lighting, photographing and retouching skin in all its variations.

Live Now on CreativeLive: Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze present The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs Studio

Live Now on CreativeLive: Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze present The Lighting Challenge: Natural vs Studio

As a photographer, nothing defines your talent more than your ability to capture, create, and place the right light. Award-winning portrait photographer Sue Bryce joins studio lighting wunderkind Felix Kunze for a free, live, lighting masterclass covering the universally most-used portrait scenarios. You will learn how to work with both natural and studio light — so that you are prepared to walk into any environment and take a gorgeous photograph.

Jim Garner Shares His Wedding Photography Techniques on CreativeLive

Jim Garner Shares His Wedding Photography Techniques on CreativeLive

Today on CreativeLive, Award-winning wedding photographer Jim Garner is sharing hard-won industry secrets — learned from decades of experience — and guiding viewers through the creative process that has helped make a name for himself in the industry. Jim will explore tools and strategies that will make your workflow more streamlined and your studio more profitable. Plus, during live action photo shoots, you can watch Jim’s “story shooting” philosophy in action — as he demonstrates how posing, shooting, and lighting contribute to the strength of the visual story.

Fstoppers is HIRING Two Junior Writers!

Fstoppers is HIRING Two Junior Writers!

We are looking for someone based in the United States or Canada who likes to stay on top of news and interesting stories relating to photography and videography. They must have a passion for finding the obscure, amazing stuff online that people love.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Fstoppers.com!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Fstoppers.com!

As most of us are off spending time with our families and loved ones we want to wish all of our readers and fans a Happy Holiday season. Next February (2014) marks Fstoppers' 4th anniversary. It's unbelievable just how much we've grown thus far. With an amazing staff of writers putting out fresh and informative content each and every day, we have grown to over 10 million readers worldwide.

Last Day to Save on Kelby Training.com: Cyber Weekend Deal

Last Day to Save on Kelby Training.com: Cyber Weekend Deal

Today is the last day to save on photography training courses over at KelbyTraining.com . This is their biggest sale of the year so you don't want to pass this up. With over 700 hours of training from some of the best photographers in the world, they have discounted every subscription. Normally an annual subscription is $199 but they're offering $40 off and a monthly subscription is just $14.95.

FS Original: Mike Kelley Shows the Secrets to Shooting Architectural Images

FS Original: Mike Kelley Shows the Secrets to Shooting Architectural Images

It's been a while since we've released an Fstoppers original video, so today we want to take you behind the scenes with Mike Kelley . If you've been following Fstoppers then you know he's been a writer with us for a while and is also one of the most talented architectural photographers in the country. Mike's workflow and style is truly incredible and the amount of hours he spends on creating just one image is - as cheesy as it sounds - a work of art.

Fstoppers Party In NYC Tonight!

Fstoppers Party In NYC Tonight!

The last day of PDN's PhotoPlus is coming to an end tonight and what better way to celebrate than doing it with the best of the best in the industry. Because we just can't get enough of Peter Hurley , we're teaming up with him again to make this year's party EVEN better than last year. The party will kick off at 8pm until MIDNIGHT at the Highline lofts located at 508 W. 26 St. on the 5th Floor. We'll be charging a $20 cover but that will include all the food and alcohol you can consume.

Don't Miss creativeLIVE Photo Week!

Don't Miss creativeLIVE Photo Week!

Ready to pack in a ton of learning over six days? Then creativeLIVE Photo Week is for you. It convenes the best and brightest photographers working today, connecting you with your photographic favorites in real time. Broadcast over six days, Photo Week is one of the most ambitious events the photography industry has ever seen, and you can be a part of it.

How To Shoot A Sunrise Engagement Session

How To Shoot A Sunrise Engagement Session

As a wedding photographer, the engagement session is probably one of the best ways to get to know your clients before spending 8 or more hours with them on their wedding day. These sessions are about the two of them as a couple and how they fell in love. Most of my sessions are held about 2 hours before the sun sets, but what about when you have a couple that wants to shoot at sunrise? I have to admit, I hardly ever get up any earlier than 9 AM most days, so the thought of being functional at 6 AM was terrifying. But the results? The light was beautiful and completely worth it.

$200 Off Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS Lens

$200 Off Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS Lens

Beginning now until September 7, B&H Photo is offering $200 off of the Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS lens . Normally it goes for almost $800 but right now it's $599.00. In our review of the 35mm , we found it to be pretty on par with the L glass in terms of performance. It's tack sharp, has image stabilization and is equipped with a quiet, fast and reliable autofocus motor. Also on sale for a limited time are the Canon 24mm f2.8 and the Canon 28mm f/2.8 lenses.

How Commercial Photographer Corey Rich Shot CrossFit

How Commercial Photographer Corey Rich Shot CrossFit

Guest writer, Corey Rich is primarily an outdoor/adventure photographer, but last winter he decided to do something totally different and shoot CrossFit—the masochistic athletic craze sweeping the nation. More than anything, he was keen to experiment with heavy-duty artificial lighting in an indoor environment–not exactly what he's known for. His goals were simply to elevate his lighting skills, unlock his creativity in different ways, learn some new things, and have fun in the process.

Fstoppers is Hiring More Staff!

Fstoppers is Hiring More Staff!

It's that time again. Fstoppers.com is looking to hire several creative professionals to write for us. If you enjoy our site and think that you may have something to offer please send us a message. The only prerequisite is that you are at least a part time professional photographer or videographer. If you’re interested in writing for us, send us an email with a link to your portfolio at lauren@fstoppers.com and write “Fstoppers Job Opening” in the subject line.

Enter to Win a Spot at a Wedding Workshop in Venice, Montreal or Toronto

 Enter to Win a Spot at a Wedding Workshop in Venice, Montreal or Toronto

Today at creativeLIVE , award winning wedding photographer Yervant is teaching how to shoot your weddings with an album design in mind. This is such a necessary skill to learn as you go professional. Even though we live in a fast paced digital world, your clients still want something tangible to look back at in 20 years. It's your job as a wedding photographer to take and create their story.

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