You may have heard of the scandal surrounding the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest held by the Natural History Museum of London, in which the winning photographer was disqualified after experts ruled he had used a stuffed anteater in his winning photo. The story has gained so much traction that even Conan O'Brien picked it up for a few laughs.
Articles written by Alex Cooke
Sometimes, you have a great lighting setup that gives you the exact look you want, but you need to fill in the shadows ever so slightly. This great video shows you how a ring flash can allow you to fill in shadows without changing the overall look of your setup.
It's known that both Canon and Nikon have been readying proper answers to Sony's and Fuji's mirrorless cameras, but details have been scarce and projected timelines aren't clear. Nikon recently clarified this, saying we can expect their mirrorless offering by spring of 2019.
It can be easy to fall into using the same lighting setups over and over, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with using the tried and true methods, once you have those down, you might be itching to reinvigorate things a bit. This quick video shows you how a unique lighting setup and a little ingenuity led to these great shots.
Social media is a weird beast that makes a lot of us at least somewhat uncomfortable, but most of us also acknowledge it's a bit of a necessary evil for the modern creative. This great video talks about being realistic about what social media is, your relationship with it, and what you can expect from it.
The Fstoppers community is brimming with creative vision and talent. Every day, we comb through your work, looking for images to feature as the Photo of the Day or simply to admire your creativity and technical prowess. In 2017, we're featuring a new photographer every month, whose portfolio represents both stellar photographic achievement and a high level of involvement within the Fstoppers community.
In photography, like any art, you tend to experience ups and downs when it comes to your satisfaction with your work and ability to produce quality, innovative images. This great video examines why things may not be going your way and what you can do about it.
Color correction is one of the most fundamental and important post-processing skills a photographer can have. Photoshop has some helpful automatic tools to help you with this process, but with just a little bit of tweaking, you can get better results. This helpful video will show you just what to do.
Wildlife photography can be really peaceful in its own way: you're sitting in the wilderness, watching the wonder of nature, enjoying the quiet. Apparently, it can be so peaceful that even bears will sit down next to you to relax for a moment, which is exactly what happened to this photographer.
Telephoto lenses tend to be expensive and heavy, but in recent years, third party manufacturers have provided some very tempting alternatives. The Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is one of those alternatives, and today only, you can get it for $200 off along with a free UV filter and expedited shipping.
Golden hour is great and all, but if you limit your outdoor portrait times to those narrow windows during the day, you're going to quickly be frustrated by the limitations. Learning to shoot outside with flash is an essential skill, and this great video will introduce you to it.
The first law of photography is that photographers love talking about gear. And while it's fun to geek out and talk shop, that can become a toxic thing when it becomes a replacement for image-making. This great video reminds us that we're already very lucky when it comes to gear.