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Here's a 700-Year-Old 'Photograph' of a Person

Science is amazing. Using careful measurements and some advanced techniques, scientists reconstructed a remarkably precise account of the life of one of their neighbors from 700 years ago.

An Interesting Perspective on Why Gear Matters

As photographers, we talk incessantly about gear. And you know what? That's ok. Gear does matter. But it's important to carefully compartmentalize where and how gear matters versus where and how it doesn't to avoid falling into common traps.

Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (March 2017): Mario Olvera

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.

This month's winner is Mario Olvera! His work is notable for its strikingly imaginative concepts and top-notch lighting. Be sure to check out...

Seven Mistakes Photographers Make

No, this video isn't about choosing the wrong aperture or going overboard with your frequency separation. These seven mistakes are a bit more philosophical in nature and can have a big impact on the course of your photography development and career.

The Top 10 Uses of Silence in Film

Silence. Mozart and Cage loved it in music. Hitchcock loved it in film, as do many other directors. What makes silence so powerful is its ability to highlight that which is missing; its presence showcases that which is not. Here are 10 excellent uses of silence in film.

Get a Rare Discount on iPads, iMacs, and Macbooks

Apple discounts are about as common as an ice cube in the Sahara. Today, however, you can get discounts on a range of new iPads, iMacs, and Macbooks. The deals are only good until the limited stock sells, so get them while you can!

The Pros and Cons of Teleconverters

Teleconverters seem like a dream come true: a cheap and easy way to increase the focal length of your lens. However, like most things in photography, there are pros and cons. This great video will walk you through what you need to know about teleconverters.

Beautiful New Photo of Jupiter Looks Like a Painting

Space is endlessly cool. As our ability to send more and more advanced cameras deeper into space continues to evolve, the images we receive in return are becoming more stunning by the day. Such is the case with this image from the Juno mission.

Video Shows Films and Their Inspirations Side-by-Side

When it comes to putting historical events into film, directors are faced with a choice: take artistic license or reenact them faithfully. This interesting video shows off to what extreme lengths some directors went to be accurate and how others interpreted the events through their own eyes while still maintaining a level of faithfulness.

Did Target Lie About Going Photoshop-Free in Their Latest Ad Campaign?

Earlier today, we posted about Target forgoing the use of Photoshop in their latest ad campaign, when one of our eagle-eyed readers pointed out that it may not be true that Target went Photoshop-free, which would not be the first time the company was caught in such a fiasco.

Target Forgoes Photoshop in New Swimwear Campaign

Swimwear is often the target of criticism for promoting unrealistic expectations regarding body image. Target's new swimwear campaign seeks to reset such expectations by going Photoshop-free.

Why You Need Inspiration Outside Photography

When you're in a bit of a photographic rut, where do you look for inspiration? Do you look at other photographers? If you're stuck and wondering how to reinvigorate your creativity, perhaps the answer is to look outside photography completely.

Taking Landscape Photos Even Without Majestic Subjects

This video from Thomas Heaton really resonated with me. Living in Ohio, there are no looming mountains or grand vistas, but I still find plenty to photograph. Follow his process as he turns a drab day with average scenery into great images.

Five Tips for Traveling With Photo and Video Gear

I've got a big European photo expedition planned this summer, but I'm not worried about being in the elements 4,000 miles from home with my gear. It's the process of getting there with my equipment intact that always worries me. This great video offers some tips to ensure you not only get where you're going with everything in tow, but you also get the shots you want.