Last year Patrick and I were invited out to Dubai to attend Gulf Photo Plus , a photography workshop unlike anything else on the planet. At the time the only thing I knew about GPP was that they did a shootout with 3 big name photographers. I never expected that attending this event would become one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
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Tonight Nikon will announce announced the "revolutionary" Nikon DF Camera . By "revolutionary" I mean that they have taken a full frame sensor from a current digital DSLR and put it into a non-ergonomic retro body and removed many features, including video. Are we excited about this camera because of the photography we will be able to capture with it or are we excited because we will look trendy and fashionable holding it?
The rumored Nikon DF camera with its retro outside and full frame 35mm guts is finally starting to leak. Nikon Rumors posted a few images just minutes ago and then their website went down (possibly due to traffic?). We will be updating this post with camera info as it is received but at this point we only have pictures. The full release of this camera is due tonight or tomorrow.
If you've seen our 14 hour tutorial on how to become a wedding photographer , you know that I am a huge fan of Pye Jirsa of Lin and Jirsa Weddings and the owner of SLRLounge.com. When we were planning Fstoppers Workshop: Atlantis we knew we had to get him as an instructor and I'm proud to announce that I convinced him to do his first ever workshop with us down in the Bahamas.
After 2 years of planning we are extremely excited to announce Fstoppers Workshop Atlantis , our first ever live workshop event. We have 10 incredible instructors and we will be limiting the size of the event to around 200 students. The best part is the location; we are throwing this event at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
Just last week we opened the Fstoppers Store . At the moment we are working to get our hands on the best digital photography content on the web but in the future we will also be adding physical products. I'm excited to say that today we have just Added Lindsay Adler's fashion tutorial " Designing An Image " to the store and it is available for instant download.
The Photo Plus Expo in NYC October 23-26 is a big deal and I know that photographers from all around the world will be visiting this year. Last year Fstoppers threw a massive party with Peter Hurley and this year we are doing it even bigger, plus we'll also be at the expo.
Cell phones at weddings are getting really obnoxious. " Unplugged weddings " (where all cell phones are confiscated before the event) are becoming very popular these days. I've shot literally hundreds of weddings in my life and cell phones have always been a problem... with the guests. I've never seen this before though.
As many of you know, Fstoppers.com has 2 video products currently for sale; Peter Hurley's: The Art Behind The Headshot and our wedding tutorial How To Become A Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer . Today we have expanded and created the Fstoppers store that will house some of the best digital photography products on the web.
Animoto.com has revolutionized photo slideshow creation. I believe that for my wedding photography business in Charleston , slideshows are the most valuable form of marketing I have. I've always had one problem with Animoto though, most of their themes were really over the top. That was until they let me design my own.
The D7000 is an amazing camera. I shot weddings with it exclusively for 2 years and during that time we also filmed every Fstoppers video with them as well. Today only Adorama is selling refurbished versions of them on eBay for just $580 ! If you need a mid level DSLR, don't let this deal pass you by.
Have you ever seen a photograph taken for a large, expensive advertising campaign and thought: "I could have totally taken that picture." I see photographers charging unbelievably high prices for mediocre images all the time. It makes me wonder; what is more important, the quality of my photography or the business of selling it?
Since we released Peter Hurley's: The Art Behind The Headshot , the internet has been trying to replicate his signature look without shelling out thousands for his Kino Flo lights . The guys over at SLR Lounge put together a great video that comes up with a similar look by using only 1 light, 1 bank, and 3 reflectors. I think the results are fantastic.
A few months ago I got a random email that said "Would you like to review our new remote controlled drone that can carry a GoPro?" I love all types of electronics so I said I would be happy to. I assumed I would be receiving a remote controlled toy in the mail but I was very wrong. The DJI Phantom absolutely blew me away. Even after I destroyed it.
Happy fourth of July Fstoppers. To celebrate we are currently discounting Peter Hurley's: The Art Behind The Headshot $100 (the most we have ever discounted it). If you purchase Peter's tutorial you will also receive a $50 discount for our wedding tutorial: How To Become A Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer .
To save $100 use code "save100"
The Fstoppers Logo contest has ended and after over 1500 submissions I can say that I believe all possible avenues have been explored. Both Patrick and I went through every single logo one by one separately and we narrowed them down to our favorite 17. Check out the full post to see our best options and vote on your favorites.
4 years ago Patrick and I came up with the idea for Fstoppers.com. We needed a logo and so I went into Photoshop and created the "FS" inside a circle that you can see above. It took me about 5 minutes and neither Patrick or I have ever really liked it. It's time for a change and we will pay you to help us get there.