• 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!

 

FEATURE STORIES


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Behind The Scenes: Wildlife as canon sees it with heath holden

Heath Holden is an Australian based photographer whose photojournalism and nature work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the world. For the past couple of years he has returned to his home base of Tasmania, off the south coast of Australia where he has been working on a project photographing the Tasmanian devil. This conservation project features in the November issue of National Geographic magazine, as part of the iconic “Wildlife as Canon Sees It” campaign that has been running since the 80’s. The campaign features species which are listed by the IUCN Red List as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. They must be photographed in the wild and once a species has been featured, it will not run again. We recently got a chance to talk with Heath about these nocturnal creatures, and how he captures his amazing shots....

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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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Maria Sahai: obsessed with the arctic

Photographers are often referred to as story-tellers, but what of the stories that inspired them to pick up the camera? For f-stop Amabassador, Maria Sahai, the tales of the far North she was told as a child have stayed with her, and underpin her love of exploring the Arctic. In this feature, through her words and images, Maria takes us on a journey into the deeply personal relationship she has with the Arctic she photographs. If this inspires you, read on for how you can join her tours of this wild and beautiful environment.

Words and photography: Maria Sahai...

 

GEAR STORIES


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FIT GUIDE: Choosing the right ICU and pack for you

Engineered to be an entire transport system for serious photographers, f-stop packs are designed around a modular system of Internal Camera Units (ICUs) offering an endless variety of compatible carrying solutions – but sometimes so much modularity can be confusing. What’s the best combination for me? Where to start?...

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Packing Pieces: Drones and ICUs - The mICRO TINY

Drones are increasingly becoming indispensable pieces of kit, not just for the 'video guys' but for all kinds of photographers and visual creatives. As technology brings ever-smaller drones, they have become an essential part of the toolkit for mobile story tellers. Here we take a look a how f-stop Staff Pro Marc Gasch makes use of the Micro Tiny ICU to add a compact drone set up to his workflow even when he's on the bike: ...

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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....

 

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: Starry Skies IN NZ with deb clark

Our latest 'We Are f-stop' installment comes from landscape photographer Deb Clark from New Zealand. A relative newcomer to the photography scene her photography journey started less than three years ago. Her favorite time to shoot is in the near dark of pre-dawn while the stars are still out....

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We Are f-stop: Naoki Odagaki's shred self portraits

In this "We Are f-stop" story, we are travelling over to Japan with the images of Naoki Odagaki. A man of many talents, he is a skateboarder, sponsored snowboarder, photographer, and father. Somehow he manages to fit shooting photographs around running a respected shop, and f-stop dealer, 'FOCUS', in Gifu, Japan. Now in it's thirteenth year, it was founded with the same DIY spirit as these images, working hard after hours to make a vision into reality. A love of both riding and shooting, and limited time lead him to creating these self-portraits of skateboarding and snowboarding after work and at the weekend. Seeing these shots, we had to find out more:...

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WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

"We Are f-stop" is a for all f-stop users to share their stories from the field, whether small daily adventure or epic travels. Get in touch with your story on Facebook or drop us an email to [email protected] and let us know on where your photography takes you and your pack! ...

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