• BEHIND THE SCENES: TSUTOMU ENDO IN ALASKA

    BEHIND THE SCENES: TSUTOMU ENDO IN ALASKA

    f-stop Global Icon Tsutomu Endo traded up the mountains of his native Japan for snowboarding in the wilds of Alaska last spring. He took the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 to capture both the snowboard action and document the tight-knit community dedicated to this lifestyle. Read more...

  • EXPLORING OLD TOKYO WITH THE NEW URBAN SERIES

    EXPLORING OLD TOKYO WITH THE NEW URBAN SERIES

    Tokyo is a super-city of over 13 million people, but beyond the images of commuters crammed onto trains and crowds teeming below neon lights, it is made up many local neighborhoods. This makes it ideal for street shooting.  Read the full article now!

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: CHRISTIAN PONDELLA AT RED BULL RAMPAGE

    BEHIND THE SCENES: CHRISTIAN PONDELLA AT RED BULL RAMPAGE

    The Red Bull Rampage mountain bike event held out in the desert of Utah never ceases to amaze. We caught up with Global Icon and Rampage veteran, Christian Pondella, for his take on capturing this year's mountain bike madness and to talk through some of his favorite images from the event. Drop in here...

 

FEATURE STORIES


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Behind The Scenes: Red Bull Rampage with Christian Pondella

The Red Bull Rampage mountain bike event held out in the desert of Utah never ceases to amaze. An invitational mountain bike freeride competition, where every year the riders seem to push the limits of what is possible on a mountain bike. The incredible riding and dramatic terrain creates a spectacle that transcends action sports media and amazes hardcore fans and casual spectators alike. The images that come out of Rampage are equally draw-dropping. We caught up with Global Icon and Rampage veteran, Christian Pondella, for his take on capturing this year's mountain bike madness:...

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BEHIND THE SCENES: 'Ghosts of the Arctic' DIRECTED BY Abraham Joffe

'Ghosts of the Arctic' was a passion project for Staff Pro Abraham Joffe. The kind of project that his dreams were made of. This project follows wildlife photographer Joshua Holko through the glacial, white expanse of the Arctic in -20 degree temperatures. Their goal was to venture out into the frozen beauty of Svabald and document the polar bears. Days spent driving endless miles through harsh terrain in search of wildlife left Abraham and his team, battered, bruised and sore, but in spite all that, he couldn't be happier with the footage he got for this beautiful video:...

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Behind The Scenes: Nicolas Rakotopare Chasing Volcanos

The news of a volcano erupting should be enough to make most people head in the opposite direction fast. Very fast. However, on Reunion Island out in the Indian Ocean where the Piton de la Fournaise comes to life more regularly than most volcanos, the local reaction is a little different. For travelling adventure photographer, Staff Pro Nicolas Rakotopare, seeing this amazing demonstration of the Earth's power as child set him on a path to try to and capture it with his photography....

 

GEAR STORIES


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f-stop Tips & Tricks: ICU Stacking & Hatchbacking

Our Mountain Series systems have become widely recognized for their comfort and modularity. A feature our hardware people always speak highly about has been the compatibility with our ICU system (a.k.a. Internal Camera Unit). It enables users the ability to balance their load and compartmentalize their gear. Although many ICU options are available, users are not limited to a single option per bag. This is something we hope to cover in this f-stop Tips & Tricks - ICU stacking and hatchbacking....

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General instructions on cleaning and maintaining your f-stop gear

f-stop backpacks are designed to carry and protect its contents from rigorous mountain terrain, airborne elements, and moisture. If you are doing battle with these elements, they can cause damage to your bag. Therefore, maintenance is required to ensure your bag is in optimal performing condition. There are simple steps you can take to ensure your pack has both has a long life while still doing its job in the field....

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Three day gravel bike expeditions with Marc Gasch and his Guru UL

We recently got the chance to catch up with our long-time friend and Staff Pro Marc Gasch. Marc has been working as professional photographer for more than 20 years, mainly focusing on mountain biking and snowboarding. Earlier this year he got involved in the XPDTN3 project which involves embarking on a three day gravel bike expedition to the coolest places around the world....

 

EVENTS STORIES


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PhotoCrawl: Tokyo THROUGH THE LENS OF Henry CK

Hong Kong based Staff Pro, Henry CK, came over to Japan when we took the Urban Series out on the Tokyo PhotoCrawl. Here we take a look back at Tokyo through the eyes, or rather through the lens, of Henry CK and look ahead to his PhotoCrawl in Hong Kong....

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Exploring old Tokyo with the new Urban Series

Tokyo is a super-city of over 13 million people, but beyond the images of commuters crammed onto trains and crowds teeming below neon lights, it is made up many local neighborhoods. This makes it ideal for street shooting. f-stop took to the streets with some of our Staff Pro team from Japan and Hong Kong to explore with the new Urban Series....

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CREATIVITY AT PHOTOKINA

In a spectacular Photokina collaboration, f-stop and Canon Europe partnered up and showcased the power of print, pairing our bags with Canon’s Arizona Océ technology....

 

WE ARE F-STOP STORIES


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We Are f-stop:
Katie M. ZaHarkin - a lucky escape testimonial

Here at f-stop we are always happy to hear stories from our users, whether they are customers or Staff Pro team members. "We Are f-stop" is a new series of stories from all kinds of f-stop users, covering the ups and downs of life in the field. We are kicking off with this testimonial from customer Katie M. Zaharkin of Nature's Lenz Photography who got in touch with her story of what must be close to every photographer's worst nightmare - involving a car and a camera bag. This story had a happy ending though, so Katie was able to keep on shooting the images below. We'll hand over to Katie from here:...