Six years ago, Lee Morris and Patrick Hall started Fstoppers, and since then, it has grown into one of the largest resources for photographers, videographers, and creative professionals. Recently, Fstoppers surpassed 10,000 articles, and to celebrate, we're bringing back the top 10 posts of all time.
10. The Color Run Sues College Photographer After He Asks for Compensation for Image
It's a bizarre and cautionary tale about how one company sued a photographer after he asked for compensation for his own images. It's a great lesson in how to handle yourself when approached by larger corporations who want to use your photos, particularly when it's for "exposure." Read about it here.
9. Jeff Bridges Honored for His Photography
In addition to being a highly respected actor, Jeff Bridges is also a talented photographer. His images are gorgeous and fascinating. Check them out here.
8. 24 Animated GIFs of Celebrities Before and After Retouching
The debate over what constitutes an appropriate amount of retouching is ongoing. Check out these before and after shots and decide for yourself where the line is.
7. Vintage Crime Scene Photos Superimposed on Modern NY Streets (Warning: Graphic)
This fascinating project takes crime scene photos of yesteryear and superimposes them on the present day. It's an interesting perspective on a city rich with history. Check them out here, but be warned: some are graphic.
6. The Average Faces of Women Around the World
Faces are vastly different around the world. A group of experimental psychologists realized this and decided to find the "average" face of different countries. Take a look at the results here!
5. Hands Down, This Is the Most Successful Commercial Of 2013
Take a movie star with remarkable flexibility and combine it with simple and elegant filming, and you get a truck commercial that has over 80 million views. It's a great lesson in making memorable content — so much so that Jean Claude Van Damme himself shared it and crashed Fstoppers for 72 hours. Read the original article here.
4. IKEA Releases 100 Cats Into a Store and the Result Is Beautiful
What would a list on the Internet be without an entry involving cats? Like the Volvo Trucks commercial, this is another great look at memorable content. Check it out here.
3. Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were
These beautiful portraits are both poignant and thought-provoking. They're a great example of the power of photography and artistry to take us beyond an image and inspire deep thought and emotion. Check out the series here.
2. One Of The Most Insane GoPro Videos You’ve Probably Ever Seen and Why It’s Gone Viral
To go viral. It's something most of us wish we could do, but it's difficult to nail down exactly what makes content blow up on the Internet. We break down just what makes this viral video so good and so popular. Read our thoughts on the subject here.
1. What a Week of Groceries Looks Like Around the World
It's fitting that our top article is one that highlights why we love photography: it informs, it connects, and it inspires. This amazing series shows how different families around the world eat and reminds us that as photographers, we hold the power to highlight and share the world with others. Check out more of these awesome images here.
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