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Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (August 2017): Alban Xhakaj

The Fstoppers community is brimming with creative vision and talent. Every day, we comb through your work, looking for images to feature as the Photo of the Day or simply to admire your creativity and technical prowess. In 2017, we’re featuring a new photographer every month, whose portfolio represents both stellar photographic achievement and a […]

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7 Non-Photography Items Which No Travel Photographer Should Leave Home Without

It’s fair to say that as a travel photographer you can never be 100% prepared for everything. There are so many different scenarios and variables that can affect your photography and your journey that you simply can’t predict. But over time you will begin to learn techniques that will help you be able to tackle […]

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Understanding Background Plates as a Photographer

Have you ever taken a lifestyle shot or some other photo where your subject looked great but your background didn’t quite cut it? Maybe the exposure was off, or when you got to post-processing you didn’t have the bokeh you were hoping for. Whatever the reason, taking a couple of background plates during your shoot […]

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Seeing the Image as a Photographer

As photographers in the digital age, we are totally spoiled for choice when it comes to equipment, accessories, software, hardware, and you name it. Added to this is the vast amount of information freely available on the web. It’s all a big step up from the age of film photography. Or is it? Whatever our […]

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Renowned self-portrait photographer Cindy Sherman goes public on Instagram

Renowned photographer Cindy Sherman has made her formerly private Instagram account public, allowing anyone to view and follow it. Sherman first launched the Instagram account last October under the handle @misterfriedas_mom, but has since been changed to @_cindysherman_. The account currently features nearly 600 posts and is growing like gangbusters—in the last two days alone […]

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How I Became a Better Photographer By Analyzing My Lightroom Statistics

Math is awesome: it can help you uncover hidden trends and weaknesses that might be present in your work. With this free online tool, you can get a great breakdown of your camera and lens usage, your favorite apertures, and much more. Here’s what I learned. [ Read More ] Alex Cooke Click Here to […]

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How a Photographer Demonstrated That Gear Does Not Matter Much

Barry Harley, an editorial photographer from Northern Virginia, took whatever tools he had at hand to create an image reminiscent of nothing less than Annie Leibovitz’s Vanity Fair group portraits. The difference: Harley was using two Yongnuo YN-560 II speedlites and a Canon 5D Mark II whereas Leibovitz usually uses Profoto strobes together with a […]

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