The Ten Most Popular Fstoppers Articles of 2016

We're celebrating the new year at Fstoppers by looking back on our top ten most popular articles of 2016. Check out the posts that the community found compelling, helpful, and fascinating in the past year!

10. Lightroom: You're Doing It All Wrong

There's often a lot of confusion over what exactly Lightroom does and how it coexists with Photoshop. We break down exactly what Lightroom is from the very foundation and how you should incorporate it into your workflow.

9. Six Photography Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making

Are you not backing up your files properly? Forgetting to remove chromatic aberration? We'd like to have a little chat with you. Make sure you're not making any of these mistakes to keep your work top quality and well protected!

8. Creep Poses As Reputable Photographer and Lures Bikini Model 7 Hours Away

It's a shame that we have to write these stories, but unfortunately, there are some really creepy people with cameras out there. Be sure to read this cautionary tale with tips on how to stay safe in the industry.

7. Man Who Nearly Ran Over Photographer Arrested, Charged With Felony

Sometimes, photographers are threatened or assaulted simply for having cameras. This is another cautionary tale that ends with a dose of justice. The man in the video was sentenced to 30 days of public work service, 3 years of probation, ordered to undergo anger management, and to pay for damages caused to the photographer's phone.

6. How to Explain Why You Don't Provide Your Raw Photos

It happens to all of us at some point: a client asks for the raw images from a shoot, and we have to explain to them why that's just not an option. Here's our advice on how to handle a potentially awkward conversation.

5. Why Photographers Don't Give Away Raw Files To Clients

While we're on the topic, let's review why we don't give away raw files in the first place. If you're doing that, you should seriously reconsider the practice for the reasons listed in this article.

4. We Compared the iPhone 7 Plus Camera to a Nikon DSLR

Cell phone cameras have become remarkably capable. But just how capable? We put the new iPhone 7 Plus up against a bona fide DSLR to find out.

3. Photographer Prepared For Years To Grab This Epic Supermoon Photo, Which Has Since Caught NASA's Attention

It's always great to see years of planning come together and be rewarded, and the results in this case were well worth the effort. 

2. [NSFW] This Is Nuts: Meet the Penis Fashion Photographer

What if you could make images of male anatomy and turn them into $10,000 prints? That's exactly what one photographer has found a niche in. This is most definitely not safe for work, by the way.

1. What You Don't Know About This Photograph Has the Power To Change Opinions

It's one of the most powerful and iconic photographs ever made, but the full story behind it isn't as well known. Learn about the events that led to this image and why it remains such a powerful shot.

We at Fstoppers hope you enjoyed our content in 2016, and we hope to make 2017 even better! Let us know your personal favorite articles in the comments!

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Stephen Kampff's picture

What a credit to the community and site!

Edward Porter's picture

2017 top article prediction:

What You Don't Know About Photography and Ten Reasons Why the Answer is Everything