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    FStoppers Stunning Quality: A Review of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

    The 70-200mm f/2.8 is a workhorse lens for a wide variety of photographers in many genres, providing a versatile range of useful focal lengths paired with a wide maximum aperture. This great video review takes a look at the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and if it continues the tradition...
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    FStoppers Tips for Using Isolation to Write and Generate Your Photography More Traffic

    There are many ways to utilize this isolation period well, but if you want to get more eyes on your photography, this could be one of the most effective. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers How to Properly Use a Tripod

    One of the most fundamental and useful pieces of gear any photographer or videographer can own is a tripod. These two excellent videos will give you numerous tips to ensure that you are getting the most out of your tripod. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers Man Discovers His and Work of Six of His Peers Stolen by 'Ireland's Most Loved Photographer'

    A portrait photographer based in New York has revealed how an anonymous email brought to light that his work was being stolen and used by a man claiming to be “Ireland’s most loved wedding photographer.” And that was just the tip of the iceberg. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel How a Weird Lens Helped Me Fall Back in Love with Landscape Photography

    I’ve been an amateur landscape photographer for some time now. I remember fondly my first years in the field—I loved roaming around and shooting like mad. I even started getting good at it. Year by year, though, I found myself shooting less and less. Habits started to form. Whenever I found...
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    FStoppers Is That New Gear Really Worth Buying? Ask Yourself These Questions First

    Is there anything better than buying new gear? Or anything worse than subsequent buyer’s regret? Here are some questions to ask yourself before you kiss your cash bye-bye. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel Video Stabilization Comparison: Lens IS vs In-Body IS vs Warp Stabilizer

    How does Lens IS compare to using IBIS? And how do either of these compare to stabilization in post? These are the questions that Eric Stemen wanted to answer in his latest side-by-side comparison, which highlights the benefits and limitations of each stabilization method when shooting video...
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    FStoppers Three Positive Things to Come From the Current Work Stoppage for Photographers

    With the news these days providing a constant supply of bad stories about our collective grief, I thought it a perfect time to shift focus to the upside. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel Magnum Photographer Alec Soth on Not Giving In to What’s ‘Cool’

    In his latest “sofa session” interview, Martin Parr speaks with fellow Magnum photographer Alec Soth (pronounced like “both”) about launching his career, connecting with strangers on the road, and why it’s critical not to give in to what’s “cool.” Parr has been doing these sofa sessions for...
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    PetaPixel This Pilot Took Rare Aerial Photos of Area 51

    The highly classified US Air Force facility in Nevada commonly known as Area 51 has long been a source of intrigue for conspiracy theorists, some of whom believe that the site is used for studying crashed alien spaceships. Private pilot Gabriel Zeifman took to the skies this past weekend and...
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    PetaPixel Canon Patents 8mm f/4 Fisheye Lens that Can See Behind Itself

    It looks like Canon wants to get creative with the full-frame mirrorless RF mount. A new patent uncovered by Canon News shows that the brand is working on an 8mm f/4 circular fisheye lens with a whopping 182° field of view. The Japanese patent application describes an optical formula that would...
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    FStoppers An Introduction to Previews and Working Offline in Capture One

    Capture One is multifaceted image processing and asset management software. As a raw processor, it is considered the gold standard, supporting over 500+ cameras, and with it comes a uniquely powerful tool-set for developing, color grading, and tethering. But that is just the tip of the...
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    PetaPixel How to Shoot Beautiful Family Photography at Home

    You don’t have to be out and about to capture beautiful photographs of your children. The homes we live in may not strike you as being particularly photogenic, but think about how many of your childhood memories revolve around the house you grew up in. It’s the ideal backdrop. With that in...
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    FStoppers Check Out This Incredible Camera Stabilizer and the Hollywood Operator Who Uses It to Make Magic

    Ever wonder how some of those shots in La La Land were achieved? Or maybe the video for "Say Something" by Justin Timberlake? The Arri Trinity is a remarkable piece of gear, and this video not only explores its potential, but also introduces you to one of its most established and skilled...
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    PetaPixel Sony Firmware Update Lets You Close the Shutter When Swaping Lenses

    Sony has released a major firmware update for the sports-focused a9 II, adding a bunch of useful high-speed shooting features and other usability enhancements, including one much-requested Canon EOS R copy: the ability to close the shutter whenever you swap lenses. The laundry list of updates...
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    PetaPixel The Cuteness of Antarctic Penguins

    I spent some time in Antarctica earlier this year and next to photographing landscapes, I couldn’t help but document the cute penguins. I quickly got addicted to photographing them as they’re just so nice to watch — the funny movements they make, the cute interactions they make with their little...
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    FStoppers 6 Awesome Ideas for Photoshoots to Try at Home

    If you’re stuck at home and need some inspiration for what to shoot in and around the house, check out this excellent video for a wealth of new ideas. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel How I Do Paid Virtual Portrait Shoots for People Around the World

    When everything went into lockdown a few weeks ago, I think my brain went into lockdown as well. It just zapped my motivation, my creativity, my income — everything. Suddenly 3 months of income were just gone. It was such a surreal feeling to be going into iCal and hitting the “delete” key over...
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    FStoppers How to Scan and Edit Slides and Film Negatives Using Your Digital Camera

    Sending off old negatives can be time-consuming and even a little costly. Here is how you can develop film using just your camera, tripod, and a light source. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers Canon Closes Its Headquarters as Coronavirus Crisis Worsens In Japan

    Canon has temporarily closed its headquarters in Tokyo as a result of the worsening coronavirus crisis in Japan. Several other Canon offices have also closed their doors. [ Read More ] Continue reading...