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[Video] Nat Geo Photographer Shoots The Worlds Largest Cave

[Video] Nat Geo Photographer Shoots The Worlds Largest Cave
National Geographic photographer Boyd Matson takes us on a 25 minute journey through the 2.5-mile Hang Son Doong cave along the Vietnam-Laos border. This cave is 3 times the height of Niagara Falls and has a complete Jungle growing inside of it. If you have any interest in photography, biology, or geography, you have got to check out this video. Thanks to Dale Travers for submitting this video.

[Pics] ISO Performance Of Cameras At The 2001 Super Bowl Vs Today

[Pics] ISO Performance Of Cameras At The 2001 Super Bowl Vs Today
In 2001 Super Bowl XXXV's halftime show was performed by Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears and Nelly. The show was probably shot with the ultra powerful (for its time) Nikon D1H which had a 2.7mp sensor and was said to create "very usable images at ISO 800." Yesterday we had Madonna and LMFAO perform and their show was shot with the Nikon D3s which has 12mp and shoots similar images at ISO 12,800.

[Photos] Insects Appear Beautiful In Stunning Macro Series

[Photos] Insects Appear Beautiful In Stunning Macro Series
It's not very often I see insects and don't freak out a little. Even if only inside my head so as to retain my gruff exterior to my girlfriend. The photos in this series not only managed to keep me from screaming, in fact they did the exact opposite. They gave me a sense of calm and relaxation, a feeling that I have certainly never experienced before when dealing with insects. See the rest of the photos in the full post.

[Deal] Get A Canon T2i Camera And Pro9000 Printer For Only $399

[Deal] Get A Canon T2i Camera And Pro9000 Printer For Only $399
This is the best deal I have seen in a long time. You can currently get a Canon T2i for $399 after you use the code "S1234567" at Adorama. You can also buy a Canon Pro9000 printer and because you bought it with the camera, you are eligible for a $400 rebate which makes the printer totally free. If you need a camera, printer, or what to make some money reselling this gear, you can't beat a price like that.

[FS Spotlight] Surfing Photography: Chris Burkard On Protecting Your Gear, Catching the Moment, and Drunk Boat Captains

[FS Spotlight] Surfing Photography: Chris Burkard On Protecting Your Gear, Catching the Moment, and Drunk Boat Captains
Chris Burkard spends his days traveling to some of the planet’s most magnificent beaches, where he navigates all sorts of technical complications in search of the perfect surfing shot. Despite obstacles such as drunk Chilean boat captains, salt water corrosion, and even being thrown in a Russian prison, Burkard continually manages to capture the moment, the beauty of the landscape, and create timeless photographs. The Surfer magazine staff photographer has traveled the globe, won the Red Bull illume photo competition, and released photo book The California Surf Project... and he’s only 25 years old. Fstoppers catches up with the globe-trotting youngster to ask about his gear, craziest stories, and the technical aspects of shooting in the water. Hear Chris talk about his work in the video below, and then read the full FS Spotlight interview.

[Gear] Back From The Dead: FW800 Compact Flash Card Readers!

[Gear] Back From The Dead: FW800 Compact Flash Card Readers!
It's safe to say that a large percentage of photographers are Apple users. I believe that a lot of those same users don't enjoy importing their photos using USB 2.0 card readers. Making matters worse is having to hear their PC friends brag about their USB 3.0 card readers. Granted, if funding isn't an issue, this could all be solved by buying a Mac Pro and adding in a USB 3.0 PCI card. Read about a cheaper solution.

[Video] How Memorable Is Your Businesses Logo?

[Video] How Memorable Is Your Businesses Logo?
The vast majority of Fstoppers readers are part-time or full-time photographers. Everyone who creates a business is faced with the challenge of coming up with their own logo. How memorable is your logo? A timeless, unforgettable "mark" can help your business stand out of the crowd. Check out this video of a 5 year old responding to brandmarks to see what I mean.

[Gear] The Light Table Goes Digital For The First Time

[Gear] The Light Table Goes Digital For The First Time
Much like gathering around the water cooler at the office took a hit with the advent of bottled water; the light table seemed to vanish overnight once digital cameras decided to stick around. Well fear not ex-film shooters, thanks to the Microsoft Surface touch computer and Industrial Color's "GLOBALedit" App you can once again swap war stories around the light table. Jump to the full post to see the demo video and more.

These Are The Finalists For The Fstoppers 2011 BTS Contest

These Are The Finalists For The Fstoppers 2011 BTS Contest
We're so excited to announce the finalists for our 2011 Behind The Scenes Contest. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated. The videos this year really blew us away! We were forced to choose our top 12 videos to make it to the finals instead of the the top 10 we had planned. From this stage, they will be sent off to our celebrity judges for the final round who will choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner! Good luck!

[News] NASA Releases The Highest Resolution Photo Ever Taken Of Earth!

[News] NASA Releases The Highest Resolution Photo Ever Taken Of Earth!
Every year since 1972 NASA has released a photo of Earth taken from space called "Blue Marble". For this years edition NASA decided to raise the bar a little. They used a new satellite that was launched into orbit on October 28th, 2011. The satellite, named Suomi NPP, captured numerous photos of Earth taken this January 4th for use in a composite photo. Click through to the full post to see the image.

[FS Spotlight] UFC Photographer Joshua Hedges Pulls No Punches

[FS Spotlight] UFC Photographer Joshua Hedges Pulls No Punches
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!

[Gear] See Inside A "Red Epic" Camera In Remarkable Detail!

[Gear] See Inside A "Red Epic" Camera In Remarkable Detail!
Have you ever caught yourself wondering what the inside of your camera looks like? How about the insides of a $35,000 camera? Thanks to the FCC, we can now see the Red Epic's innards in all its glory. I certainly wouldn't have guessed ahead of time that it was mostly RED inside; not the usual green we are all so used to. If this sort of thing piques your interest, make sure to click through to the full post to see more photos!

[Video] This TED Talk is the Best Explanation of SOPA/PIPA I've Seen

[Video] This TED Talk is the Best Explanation of SOPA/PIPA I've Seen
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.

[BTS] Sound Triggered Ink Explosions At 5400 Frames Per Second!

[BTS] Sound Triggered Ink Explosions At 5400 Frames Per Second!
Have you ever wondered what printer ink would look like exploding in slow motion? Wonder no more! This fantastic behind the scenes video from a Canon Pixma commercial shows how the team captured ink explosions using an audio trigger. It certainly helps that they chose to use a camera capable of shooting at a face melting speed of 5400 frames per second. To see the video and more details click here.

[FS Spotlight] Photographer Antoine Verglas on Lingerie, Swimsuit, and Fashion Photography

[FS Spotlight] Photographer Antoine Verglas on Lingerie, Swimsuit, and Fashion Photography
Every guy wants to be Antoine Verglas. The esteemed French-born photographer spends his days shooting the world’s most beautiful and charming women in the planet’s most exquisite locales, often while they’re wearing some of the world’s tiniest clothes. Tough life, right? His gorgeous portraits go beyond the obvious, however, exhibiting an unsurpassed aesthetic, powerful sexuality, and undeniable sensitivity appealing to both the sexes. You’ve seen his photographs in Maxim, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Elle, Esquire, and Vogue, so now learn about living the good life from Verglas himself! Check out his full interview with FS Spotlight.

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