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Raw bit depth is about dynamic range, not the number of colors you get to capture

Raw bit depth is often discussed as if it improves image quality and that more is better, but that's not really the case. In fact, if your camera …

Cinematography

Dispelling the Myths Around Depth of Field and Crop Factor

There is a lot of misunderstanding and confusion on the subjects of depth of field, the difference between full-frame and crop sensors, and the ‘crop …

Animal photos of the year 2016

Downing Street

111 Portrait Looks with Different Lights and Modifiers

German photographer Michael Quack has created a helpful resource for photographers getting started with portrait lighting equipment. It’s a look at …

Why is narrative such a difficult concept for young photographers to master?

Writers believe that reading is the foundation of good writing. That’s all reading — the good, the mediocre, the bad and the truly awful, with no …

Five Easy Ways to Make Anyone Comfortable in Front of Your Lens

I am a firm believer that the very first minutes of interaction between two people is a breaking point for their collaboration. Whether you are an …

Don’t Be a Photographer, Be a Storyteller

Here are a few reasons why having a story to tell is far better than not.<p>1. The Billy Goat curse set down upon the beloved Chicago Cubs. With that, …

Turning Portraits Into Profits: How to Run a Portrait Photography Business

As a photo rep, I have always had great admiration for the portrait photographer. You are catching people at their worst (“I hate having my picture …

Mad Max

Product Photography | Why Everyone Knows You’re Not a Professional Product Photographer & How To Change

I look at a lot of product photography; from the amazing to the, shall we say, less amazing. One thing that almost every amateur has in common is a …

Tutorials

Mesmerizing photos of abandoned structures - CNN Style

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Architecture

Abandoned Palaces Across Europe

The photographer Mirna Pavlovic shows us places which lost their original wonder and luxury: <i>Dulcius Domus</i> gathers images of rich abandoned mansions …

Abandoned luxury hotels that you can't afford to miss | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When it comes to ruined buildings, it's hard to match the poignancy of an abandoned luxury hotel.<p>Once they were places where the wealthy came to play or the less fortunate came to experience a glamor beyond their usual means.<p>Their fall from grace speaks of shattered dreams, faded glories …

Luxury Lifestyle

The 8 Biggest Mistakes on Your Portfolio (And How to Fix Them)

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Format Magazine. It’s contents are being used with exclusive permission.</i><p>For potential clients and collaborators, …

How To Use Instagram to Grow Your Photography Business

Mark CornickOver the last two years, Instagram has become one of the main marketing resources I use in my business and brand. It’s become the key way …

Social Media

This Renowned Photographer Pulls Back The Curtain On Instagram Fame

In this day and age, careers can be made on Instagram. A certain look, feel, or hashtag might be all you need to get picked up by some advertising director or launch your “digital platform.” In an increasingly competitive marketplace, technique-driven, old school photographers often try to draw a …

How To Focus Attention With A Refined Vignette Effect

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best magazine for photographers who want to improve their camera skills. Whether you’re an absolute beginner,</i> …

Pride of the Clyde: Stunning exhibition and book celebrate river's shipbuilding industry

A PHOTOGRAPHER'S stunning images capture a time when boat yards were booming on the Clyde and launch days were eagerly anticipated<p>SHIPS have always …

Scotland

5 Important Things You Must-Have Before Starting A Photography Business

You may be at a crossroads. Perhaps you’ve watched Photography 101 and Lighting 101 and 201 and have spent countless hours photographing your …

Small Business

How Much Should Photographers Charge In 2016?

I write an annual article to help photographers with one of the toughest parts of their job: pricing their work. In the 2016 version, I’m going to …

Google AdWords

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

A Documentary About the Origin and Career of Photo Tycoon Peter Lik

Photographer Peter Lik can be described as something of a photo tycoon. There’s the unverified claim of one of his photos selling for a …

Khloe Kardashian, Zendaya, and More: Inspiring Unretouched Celebrity Photos of 2015

Honestly, it feels like a lot changed for fashion in 2015. Resale took on a life of its own, athleisure changed from trend to industry staple, and plus-size models made major strides in changing the face of retail. Another trend we loved? Celebrities and models using social media to share …

Khloe Kardashian

Fstoppers Reviews FotoClient Business Management Software For Photographers

FotoClient is a new cloud based platform which aims to be a total business management solution for photographers and studios. From lead management to …

Hair Color

Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari And McLaren P1 Take To The Track (Video)

We have already seen one video of the three top Hypercars on the track and now we have another one showing us the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ferrari …

Gear & Gadgets

Fstoppers’ Landscapes Photo Contest with Elia Locardi - Enter Now!

To celebrate our newest video tutorial with Elia Locardi, “Photographing the World,” Fstoppers has teamed up with our friends at ViewBug to host a …

The Fuji X100s and X100t

I have been shooting with the Fuji X100 series (X100s / X100t) for several years now, and I can say with complete confidence that these cameras have …

Cameras