Articles written by Lee Morris
My senior year of college I made the decision to change my career goal of being a graphic designer to a professional photographer. In 2005 the internet wasn't yet a great resource for learning about photography so I bought photography books. During my first year out of college I purchased Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait by Michael Grecco and he quickly became my favorite photographer.
If you are anything like me, you're extremely active during the summer and once winter rolls around you become a hermit and the pounds pack on. For those of you attending our Bahamas photography workshop , you may be interested in our photographers weight loss challenge .
We've teamed up with royalty free music leader Premiumbeat.com , to give away everything you need to capture beautiful video shots on-the-go. Enter to win this prize pack DAILY through February 20, 2014 to increase your chances of winning. Additionally, receive 2 more entries for every participant you refer!
Last summer we flew Mike Kelley , one of my favorite architecture photographers, to Charleston for 3 weeks to film the 8 hour tutorial How To Photograph Real Estate, Architecture and Interiors . Mike's technique of light painting and compositing is so polished and time consuming that I assumed no Realtor would actually want to pay for it. I was wrong.
As you have probably heard, Fstoppers is hosting a 5 day photography workshop in the Bahamas from May 28 - June 1. Mark Wallace is one of our top instructors this year and he is going to be focusing mostly on the technical aspects of photography. Recently Mark released more information about each of his 4 classes.
On February 1st we are choosing 1 person who has paid for their classes at the Fstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas from May 28th - June 1st, and giving them a full refund. If you are planning to come to the workshop, you will need to pay within the next 4 days to take advantage of this contest , and now it only requires a 20% deposit.
About two months ago, I posted a highly controversial post called The Nikon Df Represents Everything Wrong With Photography . Even though I completely stand behind my original article, I began to wonder if I had not given Nikon's newest DSLR offering a fair chance. Today I decided to take the Nikon Df out into the real world and not only test it's photographic capabilities, but also hear what normal people had to say about it.
Yes this is a photography website, and no this video doesn't really have anything to do with photography. But being that I own this website and I'm excited to go snowboarding in a few weeks I thought I'd share this incredible video of all of the best snowboard tricks from the last year.
Last week Jaron Schneider posted an inside look at the decline in Facebook engagement . For those of us with Photography pages to promote, this means that now you will have to pay each time you want your posts to reach an acceptable amount of your followers. Youtuber Veritasium created an informative video that explains the situation in even more detail.
This year for Christmas I wanted to surprise my father with his dream car, an original Chevrolet Camaro convertible in hugger orange with white rally stripes. Being that I'm a photographer I decided to photograph the car and give my father a framed print of the car before I revealed that I am actually giving him the car.
UPDATE: WE'RE SOLD OUT - 6 years ago I built a collapsible softbox that could easily fit in my pocket while I was shooting weddings. I built this product for myself and never dreamed that it would become a real product one day. 2 years ago Patrick and I set out to have the "Flash Disc" mass produced and patented. We just received our patent and first batch. Order now and get 3 before Christmas.
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.
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.
Each year Patrick and I work on one extremely large project. Two years ago we created The Art Behind The Headshot with Peter Hurley. Last year we finished our 14 hour tutorial on how to become a wedding photographer . In 2013 we teamed up with Mike Kelley to produce what I believe is the best resource available on How To Photograph Real Estate, Architecture, and Interiors .
On Friday our writer Dave Geffin featured Jean Claude Van Damme's newest commercial for Volvo , hailing it as the most successful commercial of 2013. The post was an instant success but then Jean Claude himself saw the post and decided to share it to millions of his followers. For 3 days Fstoppers received thousands of clicks per second. So many clicks that the site would crash instantly every time we reset the server.
Anyone who happened to see me speak at Photo Plus this year knows that I am obsessed with both photography and business. I love learning from those who have been big successes in any field because the idea of building something in general is so exciting to me. This 60 minutes interview with Nick Woodman, the creator of the GoPro Camera is the most inspiring video I've seen in years.