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‘Magnum Manifesto,’ a 70-Year History Lesson in Photojournalism

When the International Center of Photography reopened last year in its new home on the Bowery, it seemed to be swerving into a new lane — or, perhaps, careering off the road altogether. New York’s leading photography institution, it opened uptown in 1974, with a mandate from its founder, Cornell …

Photojournalism

10 Things You Should Never Do as a Photographer

In this article, I discuss some of the different things that I’ve personally decided are bad ideas as an artist. Let’s dive in.<p>1. Steal Other …

Photography

A photographer captured the astonishing moment a pair of humpback whales breached in perfect unison off Sydney

Sydney is known for its spectacular natural beauty, but some days the locals really help take it up a notch.<p>Veteran whale-watching photographer Jonas Liebschner said he was “shaking” after capturing on film this synchronised breaching of two humpback whales this week near Sydney Heads, the gateway …

Humpback Whales

Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras

1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p>7<p>8<p>9<p>…<p>12<p>Affordable analog<p>Battles rage over whether digital or analog is the better medium. But those shouting on both sides are missing out on …

Photography

These Simple Animations Are an Intro to Film Photography

Back in February, we shared a simple animation made by the film brand Ilford that shows how a film SLR works. It turns out that video was the first …

Photography

I tried one of Apple's new free photography classes — here's what I learned

Apple is currently rebranding its stores as a place that doesn't just sell iPhones or fix Macs. Apple wants its retail stores to be a place where people feel comfortable gathering.<p>A big part of this push is a new program called "Today at Apple," which schedules free classes, concerts, and other …

Apple

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Linux

Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright

Has this ever happened to you? You’re crafting a social social media post. You’ve nailed the message you want to convey. You know that your post …

copyright

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or …

Grand Canyon

9 Photoshop Retouching Techniques That Every Serious Photographer Should Know

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive …

Photoshop Tutorials

Filmmaker and photographer collaborate to show natural beauty of ocean waves

How do you capture the beauty of an ocean wave with a single still image? You turn it into a cinemagraph, of course.<p>After discovering the potential …

Sony A9 vs. Nikon D5

The Sony Alpha A9 is a small camera with big ambitions; the full-frame mirrorless shooter is designed to take on flagship DSLRs from the likes of …

Cameras

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Tutorials

These Guys Launched a Sony a7S Into the Stratosphere to Shoot the Aurora

The folks at Night Crew Labs just created something awesome. In March, they strapped a Sony a7S and an external recorder to a weather balloon, and …

Cameras

Pano Awards for panoramic photography opened with $50,000 prize fund

Panoramic photographers are being invited to enter images for the annual Pano Awards to compete for prizes from Epson and Nikon as well as $22,000 in …

You Can’t Be A Good Photographer If You’re Not A Good Retoucher

I’m going to get a lot of s**t for saying this. Despite that, I firmly believe that to be a good photographer today you need to be a good retoucher. …

Photography

This Incredible Flower Timelapse Took 3 Years and 8TB of Photos to Create

Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with <i>Fall</i>, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to …

Videography

Panasonic FZ1000 vs Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Cameras<p>Compare Cameras<p>Leave Feedback<p>Overview<br>• Specifications<p>1 inch 116.2mm2<br>• 20.1 megapixels<br>• 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)<p>Go in depth with our full …

Cameras

15 Tips for Taking Great Candid Photos

Tips for Taking Great Candids<p>Great candid photos should feel spontaneous, but there’s a surprising amount of strategy that goes into capturing a …

Photography

We Are Giving Away a $4,500 Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera!

Yes, are giving away another camera to a lucky reader! Fstoppers has teamed up with our good friends at SLR Lounge and the album design firm Fundy …

Photoshop Trick: How to Swap a Photo Background Using Only Blend Modes

Here’a neat trick for you Photoshop lovers out there. If you’ve shot a subject in front of a gray background, you can actually swap that gray …

Photoshop Tutorials

5 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION TIPS

Five main concepts you need to know about photography composition:<p>1. Dynamism<p>To make stronger photo compositions, you need more dynamism — or dynamic …

Street Photography

LEICA LUST

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the story <i>why</i> I bought a Leica camera.<p>I. I want to be like HENRI<p>When I first started to shoot street photography — …

Street Photography

Portrait Lighting Techniques with a China Ball

5/07/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>This is a classic lighting setup, generally called 3 point lighting — although in our case more like 2.5 point, …

Portrait Photography

PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners

1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p>7<p>8<p>9<p>…<p>12<p>2017 PDN Photo Annual<p>Photo District News has announced the winners of its 2017 PDN Photo Annual competition. It selected 165 winners from …

Beautiful Portrait Photography by Aakaash Bali

<b>Aakaash Bali</b> is a talented 24-year-old self-taught photographer and retoucher who was born and raised in Queens, New York. Being given his first …

Photography

RAW vs. JPEG: An Ultimate Guide

I did not plan on writing a dedicated article on RAW vs JPEG. Why? I thought this ship had sailed long ago and the time of heated debates over which …

Tutorials

How to edit INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS with Adobe Lightroom Photoshop

5/03/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>This here, is Peter McKinnon´s typical workflow when it comes to editing landscape photos with Adobe Lightroom …

Portrait Photography

Big Dipper over Chile

Yuri Beletsky took this shot of the Big Dipper over Northern Chile.<p>Yuri Beletsky in Chile shared this gorgeous photo on EarthSky’s Facebook page. He …

Astronomy