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Edward Hopper's Paintings as Photographs (NSFW)

Richard Tuschman is a fine art photographer, whose works has appeared on a number of book covers. His latest project, Hopper Meditations, has him recreating famous Edward Hopper paintings in an unconventional way.

When I first saw his images, I was struck by the quality in them. They appear to be a composites, but it also looks like he may have been using a tilt-shift lens. Even if they were composites, I was fascinated by how he found locations that perfectly mirrored the original paintings. Tushcman's secret? Dioramas.

Fstoppers Announces The POTD Contest: Enter Your Shot To Win A $100 Gift Certificate to B&H

Over the past few months, I've been looking at how we can improve our POTD feature to make it more, well, awesome. For a while now, we've been taking your submissions and combing through them to find some interesting shots. But we're going to change that up a bit. We're going to turn it into a contest format for a month, and the best shot takes home $100 at B&H for doing nothing more than sending us an image.

And The Winner Of Fstoppers' Gulf Photo Plus Trip To Dubai Is...

Over the last 10 days we have been running a contest to send one lucky reader to Dubai for Gulf Photo Plus 2013. Not only does the winner get all their travel expenses covered but they also get a full access pass to the whole event and workshops of their choosing. Lee and I threw in free copies of our How To Become a Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer and Peter Hurley's The Art Behind The Headshot to sweeten the deal even more. Want to know who wins? Watch the video above or

2 DAYS LEFT! Fstoppers Is Giving Away A Free Trip To Gulf Photo Plus In Dubai

To celebrate the release of our newest wedding tutorial, Fstoppers is giving away a free flight and accommodations to Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai! One lucky reader will fly out to GPP during March 2013 to attend one of the coolest photo workshops on the planet. If you win, you will pick the workshops you want to attend as well as win digital copies of Peter Hurley's The Art Behind The Headshot and Fstoppers' How to Become a Professional Commercial Wedding Photographer. All the juicy details are inside this post

And The Three Wedding Tutorial Winners Are...

The contest for our tutorial How To Become A Commercial Wedding Photographer just came to a close an hour ago, and the final 3 winners have been randomly picked. These three lucky readers will get a pre release copy of the Digital Download as well as a free copy of our new light modifier as soon as it is released sometime this year. Read on to see the winners

Winner of the Lowepro $570 in Bags Contest

Sorry for the delay (holiday season tends to do that, as you can probably understand), but we are ready to announce the winner of the Lowepro Bag giveaway! We saw a lot of hopeless, sad and some of them downright confusing, entries to this contest, and judging it was a tough call. We're going to show you a few of our favorites, but to pick a winner Lowepro chose to select someone who made the most out of their bag-less situation.

We're Giving One Winner $570 In Lowepro Bags

We were talking with our good friends over at Lowepro, and decided to sneak in one more contest before Christmas. We're giving away Pro Roller Lite 150 AW, Pro Messenger 160 AW and a Lens Exchange 200 AW to one Fstoppers reader who needs them dearly. That's $570 worth of gear! Basically, we wanted to have you covered in any situation you might come across in the world of photography. To win, you just have to show us how bad your bag situation really is.

How's It Hangin? Win JOBY Straps!

Do you wish your strap was more comfortable? Still using that uncomfortable strap that came with your camera? Well our friends at JOBY have launched a new camera strap line including the revolutionary UltraFit Sling Strap and the 3-Way Camera Strap. The comfortable UltraFit Sling Strap allows fast access to every shot and hands free-stability when on the move.

Win a Canon 6D or Nikon D600

We're doing it again! We're giving away another camera! This time, we're giving away a Canon 6D or a Nikon D600 (winner's choice) with our two friends at SLR Lounge and UNDFIND.

LAST CHANCE: Win a Year of SmugMug Pro and a Copy of Lightroom 4

SmugMug is celebrating its 10th birthday, and want you to partake in the festivities by giving away a year of SmugMug Pro (awesome website/portfolio hosting service) and a copy of Lightroom 4 (the best combination photo editing and photography workflow program) for either PC or Mac! We have extended the deadline until tomorrow, so get your entries in!

Winner of the Custom USB Unique Wedding Contest

Sorry for the delay in making this announcement everyone, but we have a winner! It was a closely fought contest that had oscillated among leaders, but in the end 32% of you chose the very unique and quite spectacular image from Linhbergh Weddings! Great job, I'll bet the client was very happy.

Vote for Your Favorite Unique Wedding Image

We've narrowed the entries to our Unique Wedding Image contest down to the top 10. Now it's up to you all to pick your favorite. So which one wins the Custom USB drives to help make their wedding business better? Poll will remain open until tomorrow evening at which point we will announce the winner!

Fstoppers and Are Giving Away A Blackmagic Cinema Camera

We have teamed up with to give away what may be the most anticipated video camera of 2012, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This camera is has a 2.5k sensor that shoots in 12-bit Raw with 13 stops of dynamic range for less than $3000. Up until now, these specs were only available in cameras over $10,000. Just like our last 3 major contests, this is a Facebook contest and it is extremely easy to enter.

National Geographic Annouces Winner Of 2012 Traveler Photo Contest

The grand-prize winner of National Geographic's 2012 Traveler Photo Contest was announced yesterday. Cédric Houin of Brooklyn, N.Y won a 10-day Galápagos Photography Expedition for two with National Geographic Expeditions. View a gallery of the three winning photographs along with seven merit winners and the Viewers Choice winners here.

Guess the Photo, Win Printing from PostalPix

WINNER: Tracey Shrier

If you have pictures on your iPhone and wish they were decorating your walls instead of being forgotten in your camera roll, then PostalPix is the service you have been waiting for. Now you can win $75 worth of printing (enough to print 'till your heart's content) if you can guess what this extreme close-up image is.

Final Chance: Fstoppers Is Giving Away Another D800 or 5DM3

Last month we gave a Canon 5DM3 away in our Facebook Fan Contest. The contest was such a success we decided to do it again. Just like last month, to enter the contest you simply have to "like" 3 Facebook pages. If you get anyone else to sign up for the contest you will receive an additional 3 entries per person raising your chances of winning considerably. Check out the full post for all the details.

Pick the Best Awesomized Entry- Your Choice Wins a Lytro

Over the past two weeks we have been getting piles of entries from Fstoppers readers who wanted to nab a Lytro for their camera collection. We've narrowed the entries down to the top ten, and now it's up to you all to choose the winner. Poll is open until Thursday at noon PDT. So who wins your vote?

Only a Few More Days Left to Enter to Win a Lytro Camera

June is the month to win cameras here at Fstoppers. Not only are we giving away a Canon 5D MKIII or a Nikon D800, but until June 26, you can enter to win a Lytro! This tiny little camera got a lot of hype at the end of 2011, and for good reason. It basically redefined what a still image could be and introduced the new light field sensor unit of measurement, the megaray. So join Fstoppers and Camera Awesome as we give one away!

Photographer Nathan Mays Just Won a Year of SmugMug Pro

Last week we concluded our giveaway for a year of SmugMug Pro plus a site customization, and I'm proud to announce the winner: Nathan Mays from Bristol, Tennessee! Rather than just give ya'll his name and let that be the end of it (like I have in the past), instead I've gathered a bit of information about our winner. Check out some of his photos, and read a bit about him!

[Contest] Win a Year of SmugMug Pro + Site Customization

Less than a week remains to enter our SmugMug giveaway! We are teaming up with SmugMug to give away a full year of SmugMug Pro and their site customization service. That's a $450 value that is worth every cent. So, have you entered yet?

[Gear/Contest] Best of NAB 2012

NAB 2012 has come and gone, and if you missed it, know that it was a heck of a show this year. Check out our list of the NAB 2012 products that made serious waves for practicality in both function and price, and then let us know your favorites in the comments section! We're giving away a free year of Animoto to one lucky commenter!

[Last Chance] Win Pocket Wizard Plus IIIs And The Art Behind The Headshot

Earlier this month we announced a contest where we are giving away 3 Pocketwizard Plus III units and a copy of Peter Hurley's The Art Behind The Headshot ($700 value). We are entering in the final week of the contest so be sure to hit the full post to read how you can enter. We will pick a random winner May 1st and make the announcement here on Fstoppers. Good luck to everyone who enters; someone is going to be pretty excited next week!

[Contest] Winner of Tamron Lens Giveaway

After two weeks, several thousand entries, many MANY pleading comments and messages, the time has finally come to reveal the winner of our Tamron lens giveaway! The winner receives the coveted Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD lens for Sony, Canon or Nikon crop-sensor mount (winner's choice). So... was it you?

[Contest] Winner of the Most Epic Flickr Photo

Two weeks ago we announced our latest Flickr contest sponsored by our friends at ClickPixx. The winner would receive a 30 x 40 inch wrap print to mount on their wall, and we thought a fitting contest theme would be "Epic." We narrowed down the entries to these top 9, and you voted on your favorites. Thanks for voting Fstoppers! And the winner is...

[Contest] You Choose The Most Epic Photo From Flickr

Two weeks ago we announced our latest Flickr contest sponsored by our friends at ClickPixx. The winner would receive a 30 x 40 inch wrap print to mount on their wall, and we thought a fitting contest theme would be "Epic." We narrowed down the entries to these top 9, but couldn't decide which one we liked the best. So we're leaving it up to you. Fstoppers of the world, vote for your favorite Epic image!

[Upgrades] Has The New Update To Apple's Final Cut Pro Fixed The Backlash?

Remember when Apple released the new version of its flagship video editing program Final Cut X? If not, you might want a refresher course with Conan O'brien. Basically the backlash was almost unanimous, and it made many of us thankful we chose Adobe's Premiere as our editing software of choice. Well today there is an upgrade that apparently fixes most of the complaints from FCP X users. [Read More]
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!
[BTSV] Contest: Circus Girls Dangling From High Ceiling

After having their studio space and equipment destroyed from an earthquake, the guys over at the Image Workshop pulled it together to create a pretty cool behind the scenes video. They were asked by alternative Circo-Art performers, "The Damaged Duo" to take their promotional pictures. While they used several different lighting setups, the one thing that remained constant was their use of Broncolor heads and packs which provided fast recycle times. Click the full post to watch the behind the scenes contest entry.