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Gran Canaria Was so Much Better for Landscape Photography Than I Expected

Gran Canaria Was so Much Better for Landscape Photography Than I Expected

Gran Canaria is known for parties, booze, and family resort vacations, but this island in the Canary Islands archipelago has some amazing nature worth visiting for any landscape and travel photographer. Not to mention, it is easier to combine this with a family vacation than Iceland, The Faroes, or Norway is.

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Giveaway – Win a Fujifilm X-T30 with a 18-55mm Lens Worth $1,299

Giveaway - Win a Fujifilm X-T30 with a 18-55mm Lens Worth $1,299

Fstoppers and Fujifilm are teaming up to send one lucky entrant a brand new Fujifilm XT30 with XF18-55mm lens kit (Charcoal Silver). Learn more about the camera HERE and participate in the giveaway below.

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Are Drones Revolutionizing Photography?

Are Drones Revolutionizing Photography?

Drones have enhanced viewer experiences in a wide range of media, from documentaries to sports coverage. That they have had a massive impact on the film and photography world is undeniable, but have they revolutionized photography?

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‘Buy My New Presets’ Said Every Targeted Ad From a Sony Shooter

'Buy My New Presets' Said Every Targeted Ad From a Sony Shooter

We’ve all scrolled past a targeted ad on Facebook or Instagram with a caption screaming for us to buy their new Lightroom or Photoshop presets if we want to take better photos. Is it just me, or does it usually seem these ads are often from folks shooting Sony cameras?

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How to Unstick Two Filters That Are Stuck Together

How to Unstick Two Filters That Are Stuck Together

Use two threaded circular filters at once and you run a terrible risk: they might get stuck together. It happened to me when I was using a neutral density filter and a circular polarizer. Here’s how I got them unstuck.

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Save $150 on Joey Wright’s Swimwear Tutorial

Save $150 on Joey Wright's Swimwear Tutorial

Joey Wright’s swimwear photography tutorial is one of the best projects we’ve ever filmed here at Fstoppers. For the rest of the month, we’re celebrating the warm summer months by selling it for 50% off when you use code JOEY150 at checkout.

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You’re Making a Mistake if You’re Not Telling Your Friends to Start With Film

You’re Making a Mistake if You’re Not Telling Your Friends to Start With Film

Photography is a dream job for many, and everyone thinks we’re so lucky to do it. To that extent, they also all “would love to get more into photography.” While we get pretty good at sifting out which of our friends are actually serious about that goal, here are a few suggestions for how to get over the biggest barrier to entry by starting with film.

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50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Inspires Incredible Image

50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Inspires Incredible Image

It wasn’t easy to put a man on the moon. Just ask photographer Christopher Sherman, who recently set out to pay homage to one of humanity’s greatest feats, the Apollo 11 mission, when Neil Armstrong first set foot onto the moon 50 years ago.

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A to Z of Photography: Paul Outerbridge and the Orton Effect

A to Z of Photography: Paul Outerbridge and the Orton Effect

Color is the word this week, from the pioneering, contemporary, and successful work of Paul Outerbrdige through to applying the Orton Effect to color landscape images… or indeed, any images.

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Why Mirrorless Autofocus Means Trade-Offs

Why Mirrorless Autofocus Means Trade-Offs

Mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 don’t use a traditional phase detect autofocus. While this enables popular features like eye tracking autofocus, it brings a number of tradeoffs, which could be a deal-breaker for certain applications.

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The Art of Composite Photography: Part One

The Art of Composite Photography: Part One

As you can probably tell by my work I am a huge fan of composite photography. I chose the path of the composite warrior for a couple of reasons in the beginning.

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Four Reasons Why Underwater Photographers Should Travel Together

Four Reasons Why Underwater Photographers Should Travel Together

When I moved to Singapore in 2010, I picked up both scuba diving and underwater photography. As many divers do, I began traveling with my local dive club. It was a great group of Singaporeans and expats and I loved each and every adventure.

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New Exhibition Shows How a Look at the Dark Side Can Show a Photographer the Light

New Exhibition Shows How a Look at the Dark Side Can Show a Photographer the Light

An amazing new exhibition has just opened, depicting images once lost to history and giving us a behind the scenes glimpse at some of the greatest mysteries of our time.

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Shooting Photography and Video for Yourself, or Shooting to Make Money?

Shooting Photography and Video for Yourself, or Shooting to Make Money?

The business of photography is unique in a specific way like few other careers are. Many people that call themselves professional photographers are also hobbyists that love to shoot whether they get paid for it or not. Is that a gift or a bonus to calling photography your career or is it an affliction?

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Why Gear Is the Least Exciting Part of Photography

Why Gear Is the Least Exciting Part of Photography

Since I began taking photos 10 years ago, one constant has been that I have never been excited by gear. Granted, I like to have a nice camera and lens setup to shoot with, but it’s so rarely the focus of my attention. I’m happy to stick with the same gear until it falls apart, and I couldn’t even tell you what the latest model on the market is.

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Is Photography Really Considered as Art?

Is Photography Really Considered as Art?

This is a question we hear being asked more and more nowadays. And before anyone starts to react violently, rest assured that the answer is yes. It is, of course, a valid art form and we will not dwell any more on that question.

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Avoid One of the Biggest Traps Newly Professional Photographers Fall Into

Avoid One of the Biggest Traps Newly Professional Photographers Fall Into

Taking the leap in to professional photography is daunting and full of traps for you to fall into, but there’s one that you can jump in willingly and without realizing it’s a trap at all.

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