Do you struggle when photographing small, intimate wedding ceremonies where natural lighting is inadequate or even non-existent? As a wedding photographer, you need to have the right tools to light a venue, and more importantly, you need to know how to use them to make amazing images.
A smaller octabox is a favorite of many on-location photographers, as it provides a nice upgrade from a bare flash and is generally easy to work with in terms of heft and portability. Today only, you can get a great deal on the Westcott Rapid Box, an excellent option for such photographers.
I still think the hardest part of portraits isn't shooting or post-production but the human element. Making your subject feel comfortable in front of the lens is crucial to getting shots you're both happy with. This helpful video will give you some quick tips on how to do just that.
I bet you've always wanted to hold the crispiest glass yourself. Kai Wong is here with his selection of the ultimate lenses for Nikon full-frame cameras. Well, we have a couple of lists ready to compare Wong's choices with some other usual suspects. This is some expensive glass, and perhaps not surprisingly, most of the lenses in this list are prime lenses in the 50-100mm focal range. However, we've also compiled a list of our top choices according to your subject. But let's start by checking out Kai Wong's latest video.
The new RED Hydrogen One phone has some new and unique display features that got a lot of interest nine months ago. Now RED has taken their new mobile phone to the media to showcase what it can do. Although we aren't allowed to see the screen (it doesn't display well on videos) we can get an idea of what RED is envisioning for the future of capturing video.
Our next Critique the Community is now open to submissions. Submit your best high school senior portraits by Thursday at 12PM EST for your chance to win a free Fstoppers' original tutorial and be critiqued by Lee Morris and Peter Hurley.
We had quite a wide variety of photos submitted for the latest episode of Critique the Community. Here are the ratings and the winners of the free Fstoppers' original tutorials.
It's pretty much a given that Canon and Nikon will be coming out with professional mirrorless cameras in the next year or so, but lots of questions remain about what exactly the cameras will bring, including the lens mounts they'll use. A new patent from Canon gives us a bit of insight into their current development.
The digital age has pushed some of us away from printing our photos, but at the same time, better technology and cheaper prices has made it more possible than ever to make your own high-quality prints at home. This helpful video will give you some tips to help and mistakes to avoid in the process.
What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we've ever been on? With the ability to reach many more people than all your followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter combined; no restrictive algorithms, no paying to boost posts, no adverts. Do you want in?
With things like Smart Boards and connected lecterns becoming commonplace in classrooms at almost all levels, the way teachers work continues to evolve rapidly as technology continues to advance. China is taking it to another level, though, using a system called "Smart Eyes" that employs cameras and facial recognition to give a teacher real-time feedback on students.