Getting Started As A Second ShooterBecoming a full time professional photographer can be a long hard road but you don't have to do it alone. In fact sometimes the easiest way to avoid all those pot holes, big and small, is to travel it with someone who has been down that road already. You can learn a lot as a second shooter but there are things you need to know to be a good wing man/woman.
Free Stuff For Flickr FavoritesWin a Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW by simply posting your favorite photo from Flickr to our Fstoppers Flickr group. Click below for full contest rules and to submit your own pic.
Five Emerging Technologies That Are Changing The Photo IndustryHigh definition, 3D imaging, wireless transmissions, bigger, badder sensors and social medias. These are some of the technical directions PDN casts their light on. It's not necessary for a Photographer to surf the cutting edge waves but you damn sure better see them coming, less you be swept away by them.
Consider This A Part Of Your Ongoing Street Photography EducationI know most of our readers have heard of Scott Schuman and his blog, The Sartorialist but how many of you know Bill Cunningham? If the answer isn't, every last one of you, then you've been doing your photography education a grave injustice and Richard Press's film "Bill Cunningham New York" is here to correct that inequity. Defined as: "...a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace...", every lover of fashion, photography, and people, should see this film. Watch the trailer. And then go watch the movie. You can thank me later.
PetaPixel On Planking: Photography for FunIs this something everyone already knows about? Do I need to get out of my Manhattan pad more? Probably but I'm talking about "planking" or the "Lying Down Game". I'd love to see our readers taking their own planking photos. Take your planking shots, send them in and if I get enough submissions loot will be forthcoming along with a special posting of the best of the best.
Food In Flight At 1500 Frames Per SecondBreakfast Interrupted: Smashing Food In Super Slow Mo, with a Phantom HD Gold, created quite a stir this past week. Watch the post and add to the unexpected discussion.
Create Tilt Shift Like Images, Online For FreeLast week we brought you the Virtual Camera Simulator and this week it's the Tilt Shift Maker. A tilt shift simulator that's simple, fun and most importantly to the starving artist, free. Play with it! Upload an appropriate photo (something taken at range), mess with the adjustments, pick a size output then you will get a "Click here to download your image" prompt. If you get any awesome results, consider posting them in our forums.
"I Am More Than A Face"Mitsuko Nagone's series, consists of uncommon self portraits without the traditional indicator of the self, the face. Those who know me as a portrait shooter know this: I hate stereotypical poses and expressions, which must be why I love Mitsuko's work. I'm not ashamed to say that the next time I get an actor in front of my lens, I'll be tearing a page from Nagone-San's book.
Aaron Johnson has put together a great comic series that revolves around a duck, who is a professional photographer. Think Dilbert only for photo geeks and funny. Complete with nifty merchandise, animation shorts and amusing fan pics, any one who straps a camera is going to find them selves chuckling at What The Duck's musing and exclaiming, "It's funny cause it's true!".
May Means More Free Stuff!This month we're giving away a 42" Multidisc Reflector by PhotoFlex ($100), a RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap from Black Rapid ($70) and a Fstoppers' Custom Banner linking to one lucky winner (Priceless!). Simply take the best photo you have with the theme "Underneath" and submit it to our contest forum using the link below and you have a chance at hauling in all that wonderful loot.
“You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus” -Samuel L. Clemens-
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