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The Complete Capture One Editing Guide With Quentin Decaillet

The Complete Capture One Editing Guide With Quentin Decaillet

Learning any new photography software can be challenging and time consuming. Even when we learn enough to do basic image edits, we often overlook tools that would speed up our process or give us better results. That’s why we teamed up with Quentin Decaillet to produce The Complete Capture One Editing Guide.

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The Conference and Trade Show Industry Are Changing for the Better: The Portrait Masters Conference

The Conference and Trade Show Industry Are Changing for the Better: The Portrait Masters Conference

Over the years I have had the pleasure of attending a handful of workshops, trade shows, and conferences, but the last two I have attended have been different, and the changes I see are exciting.

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The Way You Spend Money Determines What Kind of Portfolio You Will Have

The Way You Spend Money Determines What Kind of Portfolio You Will Have

Everyone has projects they dream of and clients they would like to work with. Dream projects don’t put food on the table alone. They have to be paid for, right? How do you manage to get both and be satisfied with the results?

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Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

I recall reading an interview years ago in which Steve McCurry — a master at assembling powerfully wrought imagery — claimed not to think about composition. I was dumbfounded, even more so when I realized he was telling the truth.

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Moenkopi Washi Bizan: The Handmade Paper You’ve Got to See to Believe

Moenkopi Washi Bizan: The Handmade Paper You've Got to See to Believe

When it comes to a handmade fine art paper, this is one that absolutely does not mess around, and with the right image, it can stop a viewer dead in their tracks. In fact, it’s so serious that this paper is sold by the individual sheet.

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Consider the Crop: Don’t Be a Slave to Your Sensor Aspect Ratio

Consider the Crop: Don't Be a Slave to Your Sensor Aspect Ratio

As photographers, we choose many things. We select our camera bodies, lenses, filters, gear, and settings galore. Why do so many photographers settle with the natural aspect ratio of their camera sensor?

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Not Everyone Looks at Photos Like a Photographer

Not Everyone Looks at Photos Like a Photographer

When you look at a photo, what are you looking at? Composition? Lighting? Color grading? With your knowledge and expertise, you look at certain things with more intent than others, but are you seeing the whole picture?

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Six Blended Exposures, 4 a.m. Wake-Up, So Many Mistakes: How I Got This Immensely Rewarding Shot

Six Blended Exposures, 4 a.m. Wake-Up, So Many Mistakes: How I Got This Immensely Rewarding Shot

Have you ever been to a spectacularly picturesque location and envisioned a perfect image in your head, only to never commit and follow it through? I’m far too guilty of that, but this time, I was determined to get the shot I wanted, no matter how many ridiculously hilarious mistakes it took along the way. Here’s how I did it.

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Zoo Days Are Great to Scratch the Photographer Itch When You’re a Parent

Zoo Days Are Great to Scratch the Photographer Itch When You're a Parent

As a parent of two young children, there isn’t as much time for photography as there used to be. I often go weeks without making an image that isn’t one of the kids. But all that changed when I discovered the joys of a zoo membership.

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The Art of Photography, Climbing, and Risk Taking with Ted Hesser

The Art of Photography, Climbing, and Risk Taking with Ted Hesser

It’s 2010, and a young Ted Hesser is in Nepal, rappelling into a cave from a mega-sketchy anchor: Two pieces of two-foot rebar hammered in the mud. He’s joined an expedition team, supported by National Geographic and The North Face, and it just so happens to be Cory Richards’ first-ever photo assignment for arguably the most well-known publication in the world.

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How I Shot It: Five Steps for a Foolproof Airbnb Shoot

How I Shot It: Five Steps for a Foolproof Airbnb Shoot

In the share economy, more and more people are finding their side hustle in the form of renting out extra rooms or vacation homes through services like VRBO and Airbnb. Earlier this month, I did a quick and easy property shoot for one such hopeful side hustler. Using a minimal photo kit and about an hour of editing, I created a nice set of images, sure to help them get bookings. Here’s how I did it.

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A to Z of Photography: Yashica and Madame Yevonde

A to Z of Photography: Yashica and Madame Yevonde

In this article we turn to the society photographer, and fortune teller sounding, Madame Yevonde, but before her another Japanese brand that bit the dust. Yashica were prominent in the post-war photographic world, but when did they cease production?

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Critique the Community Your Best Panoramic Image

Your Best Panoramic Image

Submit your best panoramic image for a chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

Panoramic images are typically created by taking a series of photos side by side and stitching them together with software. However, for this Critique the Community, you can also submit any photograph that has been stitched together. That means any photograph made up of at least 3 separate images that gives the viewer a larger view than any one of the single frames that makes up the pano.

Over the next week, we invite you to submit your best panoramic images for the community to review. The entrant who submits the highest rated photo will receive a free Fstoppers original tutorial…

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How to Create a Gigapixel Panorama Using Syrp Genie Mini II

How to Create a Gigapixel Panorama Using Syrp Genie Mini II

Most panoramas can easily be shot by hand but what happens if you want to shoot a multi-row pano? What if you want to create a truly “gigapixel” image that could require over 100 images? You’re going to need some hardware to help.

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Tips on Shooting the Polar Light

Tips on Shooting the Polar Light

Autumn and winter are upon us, and in the north the polar light has appeared in the night skies. Time to go out and photograph the elusive Northern Lights. Here are a few tips on how to capture it.

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