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**UPDATED** Initial impressions of the Fuji XT-1

March 05, 2014 - Fuji XT-1: Initial Impressions *UPDATED* I got my hands on the new Fuji XT-1 for the first time this morning. I wil...
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Is it worth it? Can you tell the difference?

November 14, 2013 - For starters, this is by no means a comprehensive test on the most popular portrait lens, the coveted 50mm. It comes in...
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Fuji X100s: Straight Out of The Camera "Review"

October 10, 2013 - FUJI X100s: Straight Out of The Camera "Review" I have been fortunate enough to acquire the much sought after, Fuji X...
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24-70 F/2.8 Canon Lens VS Sigma Lens

October 04, 2013 - The Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Lens=$1024 Versus The Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Lens=$2299 This is not a "review" of what makes one len...
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50mm F/1.4 Canon VS Sigma Lens

October 03, 2013 - The Sigma 50mm f/1.4=$499.99 Versus The Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens=$399.99 Today we are taking a look at the 50mm f/1.4 le...
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Lens Compression

January 11, 2013 - Object close to the lens appears abnormally large relative to more distant objects, and distant objects appear abnormall...
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Kevin Russ brings his dream to life with the iphone.

December 31, 2012 - Kevin has been traveling the United States, shooting landscape photography with just his iPhone, and living off the prin...
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NIKON D600 TEST WITH VARIOUS NIKON LENSES TO EXAMINE CLARITY, COLOR, CONTRAST, ETC.

December 28, 2012 - ALL IMAGES TAKEN WITH THE NIKON D600 AT ISO 500 AT F/10 WITH AUTO WHITE BALANCE AT 24 PIXELS. THIS TEST WAS DONE TO EXAM...
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The Photographers You Idolize Are No Better Than You

December 10, 2012 - The Photographers You Idolize Are No Better Than You [fstoppers original] We look up to other people in all aspects of o...
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Stunning Spread From A 1960′s Harper’s BAZAAR

November 28, 2012 - Stunning Spread From A 1960′s Harper’s BAZAAR In 1963, American photographer Melvin Sokolsky shot a gorgeous series for...
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Simply Serene: Landscape Photography By Carlos Resende

November 27, 2012 - “My name is Carlos Resende. I am 41 years old and I live in Lisbon, Portugal. I am an amateur photographer who is very p...
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“What If Money Didn’t Matter”: Great Tip To All Creative People Out There

November 27, 2012 - “What If Money Didn’t Matter”: Great Tip To All Creative People Out There Take a 3-minute break from whatever you’re doi...
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Yes Please! Nikon Lens Thermos.

November 14, 2012 - First came the mug, now it's the thermos! To help you focus. Get it? Most people need a good shot of caffeine in the...
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Portrait: A Documentary Insatgram vs Professional

November 09, 2012 - Andy Newman created this intriguing documentary that explores the question “In the age of Instagram, what sets a profess...
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Portraits of Strangers on the Street

November 09, 2012 - Taking nice portraits in a studio setting requires a great skill set and understanding of how to set up lights. Doing th...
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The Documenting of Travis and Karelynn's Wedding Day.

November 01, 2012 - I recently had the privilege of spending the day documenting Travis and Karelynn's wedding. These are a few captured mom...
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More Nikon D600 Macro/Micro Photography.

October 31, 2012 - I shot these images with the Nikon D600 with the Nikon D60mm Macro lens. Aperture was f/3.9 and Exposure was 1/20 at f/...
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MACRO IMAGES SHOT WITH THE NIKON D600 AND THE NIKON 105 & 60MM MACRO LENSES

October 29, 2012 - I got bored today and took 15 minutes to go capture this bug and set up a quick shoot. I shot these images with the Niko...
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Hypnotic Time Lapse of Planes Landing.

October 29, 2012 - [For best viewing change settings to 1080p] Martin of Cargospotter created this mesmerizing time-lapse video showing th...
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NIKON D600 SHOTS OF THE EYE WITH THE NIKON 60MM F/2.8 MACRO.

October 18, 2012 - The below images were all shot with the Nikon D600 using the Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The only editing was in Adobe...
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Why Photographers Should Embrace, Not Scorn Tools Like Instagram

October 15, 2012 - It’s seems like many photo enthusiasts are hating on Instagram and retro-filtered photos these days, but not photographe...
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Faces of Dogs Combined with The Bodies of Their Owners.

October 15, 2012 - People often say that, for whatever reason, dogs often look like their owners. 27-year-old Swiss photographer Sebastian...
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Use a Keychain Stamp and Turn Anything into a Business Card.

October 07, 2012 - While taking part in a contest to design an unconventional business card, artist Mikey Burton came up with the idea of u...
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Canon 5D Mark 3 vs. Nikon D800 vs. Nikon D600

September 27, 2012 - NIKON D600 VS NIKON D800 VS CANON 5D MARK III. Below you will find various ISO results ranging from ISO 2000-25600 of...
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Focus Stacking

September 05, 2012 - How To Use Photoshop For Focus Stacking Multiple Images One problem photographers face when focusing on objects extremel...
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Twitter Founders Launch Medium, a New Site that Democratizes Online Publishing

August 15, 2012 - Obvious Corp, the company that spawned Twitter, has unveiled a new project called Medium. It’s a site that attempts to r...
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tshirtOS is an Internet-Connected T-shirt That Can Snap and Share Photographs

August 13, 2012 - By now, you’ve probably heard about Project Glass, Google’s ambitious effort to develop a pair of Internet-connected, au...
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Mugshot Yourself Turns Your Portrait into a 19th Century Mugshot

August 09, 2012 - Mugshot Yourself Turns Your Portrait into a 19th Century Mugshot This is one that I did of myself: Want to see wha...
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Glory Days

August 07, 2012 - Toni Garrn for German Vogue August 2011 by Alexi Lubomirski. [http://www.inspirefirst.com/2012/08/02/glory-days/]
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Phil Hansen: The art of the imperfect

August 02, 2012 - Here’s an interesting TED audition by artist Phil Hansen, who speaks on embracing limitations (both natural or artificia...
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Paparazzo Light is an Old School Press Camera “Flash” for the iPhone

August 02, 2012 - This just looks like something that would be fun to tinker with. Practical use, who knows. How’s this for a strange cam...
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Artistic Photography Tweaking

July 31, 2012 - There is often a lot of debate as to whether photography is or is not art. So what happens when you have a photographer,...
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Quick Steps to Better Bokah

July 31, 2012 - For many photographers, bokeh is a beautiful phenomenon that can transform an image. However, many photographers aren’t...
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How to Make It: 15 Rules for Success In the Creative Industry

July 18, 2012 - Jessica Hische Designer, Letterer Rule: Be yourself. "'Be yourself' sounds like really generic advice, especially sinc...
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Alberto Seveso creates eerily beautiful portrait images with ink drops.

July 18, 2012 - For his surreal series titled “Beibeees”, artist Alberto Seveso blended photos of women with smoke-like photographs of i...
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San Diego Fire Works Fail Results in Art Work.

July 05, 2012 - Last night, as you may have already heard, some miscalculation/technical difficulties with the San Diego fireworks show...
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The Bastards Book of Photography

June 26, 2012 - Typical photo books and resource books for photographers come printed and bound, which is not a bad thing. Digital as ou...
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This Is Probably The Best Projection Mapping Video Ever Created

June 25, 2012 - Projection Mapping became a big hit in the past few years, and many brands use it for making cool looking ads outside ov...
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The Next Evolution of Painting With Light. Insanity!

June 24, 2012 - SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo. sweatshoppe.org brunolevy.com blakeindustries.com N...
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Too Cool for School

June 22, 2012 - (Images: Mert & Marcus/DSquared2)
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Creative Photos of Models Lying on Chalk Drawings

June 21, 2012 - Creative Photos of Models Lying on Chalk Drawings Here’s a creative series of photographs by photographer Nithin Rao Ku...
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Peter Hurley’s Google+ Keynote: How To Take The Perfect Headshot

June 20, 2012 - Peter Hurley’s Google+ Keynote: How To Take The Perfect Headshot If you are a regular reader of Fstoppers then you know...
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The New MacBook Pro, a Photographer’s Perspective

June 20, 2012 - TAKEN FROM BLAIR BUNTING'S BLOG What makes photography easier? The question itself can’t be answered in any one way bec...
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A Fashion Shoot Taken Entirely On A Scanner Bed

June 13, 2012 - A Fashion Shoot Taken Entirely On A Scanner Bed When shooting fashion, the last thing that comes to mind is probably usi...
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Photography Trends: The Rise Of The Cellphone Camera

June 13, 2012 - Photography Trends: The Rise Of The Cellphone Camera Did you know that in just two minutes, we take more pictures than a...
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[Framed] Joel Grimes on His Signature 3-Lights Edgy Lighting

June 09, 2012 - Be sure to check out more of Joel’s work at JoelGrimes.com
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WORPIX A New Place For You to Sell Stock Images.

June 08, 2012 - Worpix.com is a new online marketplace for geotagged photos. Created by Omegapython, a Finnish company based in Helsinki...
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Understanding Image Sensor Sizes & Why Your Phone Should Never Replace Your Camera

June 08, 2012 - These are diagrams that I created to show various examples of sensor sizes from an iPhone to a full frame Canon 5DMKIII.
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The Brenizer Effect With Fantastic Examples

June 01, 2012 - The Brenizer Effect With Fantastic Examples If you keep up with fstoppers, it’s likely you saw some unique portraits pos...
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When You Swallow 35MM Film, Beautiful Things Happen

May 31, 2012 - As part of a final project for a photography class, two students at Kingston University in the UK swallowed 35mm film an...
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Fancy New “Pro Series” Lens Bracelets

May 25, 2012 - Back in 2010, San Diego-based photographer Adam Elmakias launched a geeky fashionable line of gel bracelets based on var...
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Surreal Portraits Created by Painting Developer onto Photo Paper

May 25, 2012 - At first glance, photographer Timothy Pakron’s “Silver Print” series of portraits might look like ink paintings or some...
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Breathtaking Fairy Tale Scenes by Kirsty Mitchell

May 18, 2012 - Tragedy struck Kirsty Mitchell four years ago when her mother passed away from a brain tumor. As a way of processing thr...
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Projection Mapping on Buildings Makes the World Your Canvas.

May 18, 2012 - With the proper projector the world is your canvas. Be sure to also check out these 15 Blade Runner Buildings, these 12...
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Photos of Super Heroes & Villains Throughout History

May 06, 2012 - Photographer Agan Harahap has created some rad photos of super heroes (and villians) appearing in historical photographs...
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How To Make DIY Photo Coasters

May 06, 2012 - Here’s a great DIY project we found over on Lomography that’ll help you to display your favorite photos, give them as gi...
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Why Instagram is Terrible for You, and Why You Should Use It

May 05, 2012 - Why Instagram is Terrible for Photographers… The rights grab Let’s look at the Terms of Use: …By displaying or publishi...
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Timing Is Everything: Animal Photography

May 02, 2012 - Animal photography requires a great deal of time, patience, and let’s just say it … it takes a bit of luck. This post ha...
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Editorial: MONA JOHANNESSON BY PETER GEHRKE FOR ELLE SWEDEN

April 30, 2012 - Love this flawless editorial for Elle Sweden, featuring the beautiful Mona Johannesson photographed by Peter Gehrke and...
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Trigger Your Camera 12 Different Ways With Triggertrap’s New App

April 30, 2012 - When we told you about the StrikeFinder app earlier, we mentioned that what set it apart was that it used your actual iP...
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Career Advice From A Professional Retoucher

April 29, 2012 - High end Fashion & Beauty: ” If it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it...
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The Perfect Fashion Statement for Photographers

April 27, 2012 - These bracelets are custom-made from old camera lenses, providing a one-off piece of jewelery that any photography nerd...
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Once Magazine: A New Kind of Photo Magazine for Your iPad

April 25, 2012 - As the cliche goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and Once Magazine is replacing many of the words that make up...
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Amazing Never Seen Before Photos Of New York City

April 25, 2012 - October 7, 1914: Painters in the wires of the Brooklyn Bridge. NYC’s Department of Records announced today the debut...
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Tape Transfer Portraits Show Subjects Behind Their Own Altered Photos

April 21, 2012 - Photographer Rory White ‘s Rorshak Tape Transfer Series might look like some kind of surreal digital art, but the images...
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How to Turn Sunlight into Moonlight with Camera Trickery

April 20, 2012 - This short video tutorial shows how you can shift the color balance of sunlight to create a blue background that looks l...
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The Idea is That People Should Look A Certain Way in the Face of Tragedy

April 19, 2012 - During the 9/11 attacks in NYC, Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker shot what is perhaps the most controversial image cre...
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How 3 New Internet Movements are Changing the World of Art

March 30, 2012 - Kickstarter, Creative Commons, and The Creators Project — are impacting the world of art. Traditional funding models ar...
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Release Me: Model Releases For The iPad/iPhone

March 29, 2012 - Release Me: The Model Release App from Joey L on Vimeo. In addition to his great new app Rock Photographer: The Photo...
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Cheap florescent light set up

March 29, 2012 - I have been building a lighting rig in my home like this for a while now but here are some great tips that you may not h...
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Instagram-ography

March 28, 2012 - These images were snapped with a cell phone using Instagram and built in apps to do the other editing.
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The Amazing world of double exposures.

March 27, 2012 - Worlds Within began as two separate ideas by Tim Chao and Luke Bial before being merged into one series. Part of this id...
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CANON 5D MKIII SAMPLES

March 22, 2012 - I shot all of these images today to primarily showcase the immaculate low light performance of the Canon 5D MKIII. All o...
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The Photographer’s Pen Pal Promo Piece

March 13, 2012 - Taken from Peta Pixel One of the most important things I’ve learned during my ongoing adventure as a small-town, self...
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Free Fallin | Joao Carlos

March 06, 2012 - “This image is from my series Free Falling,” says Joao. “It is a collaboration between myself and my model and muse Katy...
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Gotye's "Easy Way Out" stop motion video

February 29, 2012 - An amazing stop motion video for Gotye’s, “Easy Way Out.” The evolution of this art is simply amazing. Learn more about...
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What you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with...

February 23, 2012 - What you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of thousands of 20-30 second ex...
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Jason Lee’s takes mind boggling images of his children. Great...

February 16, 2012 - Jason Lee’s takes mind boggling images of his children. Great concepts.
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At a recent TED Talk, conceptual photographer Erik Johansson...

February 15, 2012 - At a recent TED Talk, conceptual photographer Erik Johansson broke down his approach and method into a bite-size chat. W...
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Such a simple concept, but executed masterfully by photographer...

February 13, 2012 - Such a simple concept, but executed masterfully by photographer Seth Casteel in this series of images that depicts dogs...
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Photo

January 27, 2012 -
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Gisele in Versace.

January 25, 2012 - Gisele in Versace.
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Repeating flash technique.

January 25, 2012 - Repeating flash technique.
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Haunting portraits of the homeless.

January 25, 2012 - Haunting portraits of the homeless.
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A YEAR-LONG EXPOSURE OF THE SKYLINE OF TORONTO. On January 1st...

January 13, 2012 - A YEAR-LONG EXPOSURE OF THE SKYLINE OF TORONTO. On January 1st of last year, photographer Michael Chrisman began shooti...
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Photo

January 05, 2012 -
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Quick One Light and Sun video for photographers

December 27, 2011 - Quick One Light and Sun video for photographers
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2 hour introduction to studio lighting.

December 27, 2011 - 2 hour introduction to studio lighting.
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