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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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How Much Does Dynamic Range Matter?

How Much Does Dynamic Range Matter?

Dynamic range is sort of like the new megapixels in 2019: it is the camera spec that a lot of photographers use as a benchmark to compare different bodies. But how much does it really matter when it comes down to it? This great video examines the concept and if it is something you should obsess about.

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The Canon EOS R: One Year Later, How Does It Compare?

The Canon EOS R: One Year Later, How Does It Compare?

It’s been just over a year since Canon finally stepped into the world of mirrorless full-frame cameras. In this short video, Jared Polin offers some interesting thoughts on what Canon has achieved, where it has fallen short, and what the future holds for the Japanese manufacturer.

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Would You Photograph a Funeral?

Would You Photograph a Funeral?

Wedding photography is obviously big business for lots of professional photographers, but over on Reddit, Shian Bang (u/shian243) talks about something a little different: his first experiences as a funeral photographer.

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Six Misconceptions About Pro Photographers

Six Misconceptions About Pro Photographers

I am sure you have all seen the “secrets about photographers” videos doing the rounds recently. As a full-time photographer, I find this really hard to relate to. I have yet to find something which depicts my working life at all.

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What Can You Do if People Keep Stealing Your Work?

What Can You Do if People Keep Stealing Your Work?

If you’re a content creator in any industry, I can almost guarantee that someone somewhere will steal your work. Unfortunately, it’s pretty much inevitable now, especially with the advent of social media. The question is: what can you do if someone steals your work?

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Quick and Easy Will Not Make Your Photography or Filmmaking Business Sustainable

Quick and Easy Will Not Make Your Photography or Filmmaking Business Sustainable

We live in a time where quick and easy are the ultimate goals of the many. That kind of mentality is bad for business unless you make a living off clients who’d like to buy quick and easy products.

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The Best Response to Give When You Are Told Your Prices Are Too Expensive

The Best Response to Give When You Are Told Your Prices Are Too Expensive

Typically, regardless of where your prices are set, you are bound to run into someone that says your prices are too high, other photographers are cheaper, and will ask if you can lower yours. What’s the best way to respond to these types of inquiries?

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Netflix’s ‘Black & Privileged’ Makes Eyebrows Raise With This Editing

Netflix's 'Black & Privileged' Makes Eyebrows Raise With This Editing

Netflix is a synonymous with a hub for high-end cinematic experience. However, lately, there has been quite a lot of attention paid to a scene from “Black & Privileged” that aspiring and experienced filmmakers may want to take a look at.

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Critique the Community Cell Phone Images

Cell Phone Images

Submit your best image taken with a cell phone for a chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

The best camera is the one you have with you, or so the saying goes. However, just because it’s easy now to grab a quick picture with your cell phone doesn’t mean the shot is portfolio worthy. See how your best cell phone images match up to the rest of the community by submitting them below.

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Taking the Perspective of a Casual Photographer

Taking the Perspective of a Casual Photographer

We can’t deny the fact that an overwhelming majority of the stories and articles we see online are about professional photographers and going all-out in shooting. So for a day while traveling, I thought I would step back, reflect, and shoot like how I did before I started taking photography way too seriously.

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Is It Important for Journalists to Know How to Use a Professional Camera Anymore?

Is It Important for Journalists to Know How to Use a Professional Camera Anymore?

There’s been a tug of war in the last few years in photojournalism. On one hand, you have the skill and excellence of craft with photojournalists doing their jobs with professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and on the other you have reporters doing a “good enough” job with smartphones.

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The L-Bracket; A Piece of Metal That Will Always Be a Part of My Camera Body

The L-Bracket; A Piece of Metal That Will Always Be a Part of My Camera Body

Once I bought a Manfrotto pistol-grip-upside-down ball head, with the typical Manfrotto camera plate. After a while I wanted something more robust, and I choose for an Arca-Swiss compatible ball head from Kirk Enterprises, and a matching L-bracket. The latter was one of the best choices I made.

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Why I Bought the Sony a7R IV for Wildlife Photography

Why I Bought the Sony a7R IV for Wildlife Photography

Before today’s launch of the Sony a7R IV in the U.S., I had the opportunity to use the new 61-megapixel camera on a few occasions. Ultimately, these hands-on experiences led me to purchasing it for animal photography and in this article I list a few reasons behind the decision.

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What Was the Last Photo You Took That Mattered?

What Was the Last Photo You Took That Mattered?

Whether you’ve just bought your first camera, or you’ve been taking pictures for decades, taking a picture that matters, matters. So, what was your last creation that did?

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How Buying a New Camera Made Me a Better Photographer

How Buying a New Camera Made Me a Better Photographer

A recent spate of camera purchases has indeed improved my photographic skill, but perhaps not in the way you may be thinking.

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