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One year ago today, Sony announced the FE 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens. I was one of the first people on the planet to use the lens before that announcement, and later in September 2019 I purchased my own copy and have used it extensively ever since. Extensively may actually be too light of a word. The Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS is quite literally the only lens I
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Lee and Patrick, the owners of Fstoppers, have shot video for years. For the next few days, you can get access to all they've learned by purchasing their tutorial, "Introduction to Video," along with dozens of other video resources for 95% off. Here's the deal: The Video Creators Bundle will only be available for five days and will never return! The sale ends June 16 at 3 PM
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5DayDeal is back with a video bundle that's better than ever. This year, Fstoppers is including our tutorial, "Introduction to Video," in the bundle, which is 95% off all products. Every year, 5DayDeal organizes a massive bundle deal that incorporates education, software, and tools from a wide variety of leaders in the photography industry. The bundle is by far the best value
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We would all love to become better photographers and make more money from our work. If you want to become a better photographer, make more money, and have more subject matter to shoot, you should consider shooting around your home area more. As photographers, we certainly love to fantasize about epic trips to faraway places — the sort with vast mountain ranges and dramatic
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It’s the best time of year to be a bird photographer living in Wisconsin. In this video I take you behind the scenes of what I’ve been shooting lately. Earlier this year I visited a new location that showed a ton of promise for birding activity with its ridiculous number of different edge habitats within walkable distance. Edge habitats, for example the edge of a forest next
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Photographers often love to throw money at problems. We think if we are not getting the photos we want, that new lens or body will do the trick. And sure, new gear is fun, but rarely does it solve the problem. Rather than spending money, try out this technique to improve your photos. How often do you feel unsatisfied with your images and almost reflexively open up your browser
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Wedding and event photographers are among those worst hit by the pandemic. Along with them, of course, are the people who had to put weddings and life on hold. In many parts of the world, many weddings and related activities were canceled and postponed due to COVID-19. In anticipation that the implications of this pandemic might last throughout the year, many couples have
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Double exposures have been around since the days of film, but thankfully, you can create them digitally now (with a lot more control over the final result too). Now is a great time to grab a couple of photos from your library and to try it out yourself, and this great video tutorial will show you how to do it in Photoshop. Coming to you from Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser has been facing heat this week after he was caught repeatedly flouting lockdown. However, even more criticism has been heaped on the UK’s press, after several videos emerged of huge swarms of paparazzi photographers defying social distancing guidelines after they clustered together, each attempting to get the best shot. The
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Nikon has just released its 2020 financial results alongside its medium-term management plan. How does the manufacturer see its future in the wake of last year's financial results? Nikon, like all Japanese camera manufacturers, works on a financial year that runs to the end of March, so May is when annual results for the previous year are reported. Nikon has now released
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The use of drones over sensitive areas is certainly a point of contention here on Fstoppers. I think we can all agree that airports are a no go. Even if the risk is small, the damage could be catastrophic. What about irreparable heritage sites? The New Indian Express reports that The Delhi Police in India have found themselves in hot water after using a drone to film several
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If you want to create a consistent body of work, it is crucial that you unify the elements of style that go into each image. One of the most overlooked of these is proper cropping, and this excellent video will show you why that is such a crucial thing to master. Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this great video discusses the importance of cropping