Feature Stories


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Behind The Scenes: Tsutomu Endo in Alaska

Japanese f-stop Global Icon, Tsutomu Endo traded up the mountains of Japan for the wild open spaces of Alaska last spring. He took the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, a camera more usually associated with artistic street shooting and landscapes, to shoot both the lifestyle and snowboard action. We caught up with him to hear a bit more about this trip into the deep snow of the last frontier:...

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH SAMO VIDIC - LIVE!

We will be hosting a live hangout interview with f-stop Global Icon, Samo Vidic on Tuesday, October 17th, at 10pm Slovenia (GMT+2 // 4pm in New York). Come and join the conversation with us here! ...

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Shooting wildlife with Antonio Liebana

With more than 20 years of experience in the world of photography, Staff Pro Antonio Liebana is one of the most prolific wildlife photographers in Spain. Check out what he has to say about his work, the gear he uses as well as his favorite locations. ...

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Catching up with Dan milner

Dan Milner is a long-term friend of f-stop and Global Icon. As stated on his website, many would describe him as a sucker for punishment considering the locations some of his assignments have taken him to....

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FREE FALL EXPOSURE: SHOOTING SKYDIVING WITH JESPER GRONNEMARK

Ever since his first skydive, Staff Pro Jesper Grønnemark had the idea of doing a shoot while in the air. Even though as he says, his first skydive was more than enough for him, this idea was remained stuck in his mind. ...

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100th Anniversary of Finland with Maren Krings

Staff Pro Maren Krings recently joined an international media group coming together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence in quintessential Finnish style - by hiking arctic trails and blowing an alphorn on the summit of the country's highest peak, Halti....

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SmugMug Films, Tim Kemple, & the Iceland Trifecta

If there was one guy that we initially made bags for, it was Tim Kemple. He was a driving force behind our early products and continues to influence our pack designs today. Like many people, we are big fans of his work and watching him in action using our products brings us great joy. Recently, SmugMug Films released their latest video featuring him at work doing things we’ve grown quite accustomed to seeing Tim do. If you got a half hour, grab some popcorn and turn up the sound. This is a good watch you won’t regret make time for....

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Behind the scenes with nadir khan

Nadir Khan entered the world of photography in his late teens. Now, with years of experience in filmmaking and adventure sport photography, he is in high demand from world class athletes and companies alike....

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Red Bull Photography: Duneriders

What happens when you remove athletes from the mountains they’re use to traversing to something radically different... like a desert. We were anxious to find out and earlier this year we joined f-stop Pro, Craig Kolesky, to execute a wild idea in the sand dunes of Namibia. The shoot also ended up being a great opportunity for us to test out Red Bull Photography Ajna in addition to capturing some images of it in a less than unique environment....

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Behind the Scenes with Jason Halayko

Jason Halayko is a native Canadian, but he spends his days living and shooting in Japan. Embedded in the Japanese Freestyle Motocross (FMX) scene for many years, Jason has captured the highs and lows of this photogenic (and inherently dangerous) sport....

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Behind the Cover : Dan Milner

About the cover shot below, tell us about how you photographed it and tips for those looking to capture something similar?...

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The making of the "modern mummy"

We all know Ulla Lohmann - the girl that does everything that other people wouldn’t dare to do. A while ago she had an extraordinary opportunity to witness and photograph the process of mummification one of Anga Tribe’s elders....

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Behind the Cover : Lars Scharl

About the cover, tell us about how you photographed it and tips for those looking to capture something similar?...

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Behind the scenes with dom daher and jeremy bernard

A great behind the scenes view to the everyday life and work of the photographer duo and f-stop Staff Pro’s Dom Daher & Jeremy Bernard!...

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Tsutomu Endo's photobook

INNER FOCUS is the first photobook from Japanese Staff Pro snowboard photographer Tsutomu Endo covering the last 18 years of his career. The timing of his photobook comes as snowboarding is maturing to appreciate its own history and culture, and Endo himself is moving from purely action photography into more artistic directions. f-stop caught up with him for the inside line on this labor of love:...

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Judging the World of Photography Chi Yin Sim 2016 World Press Photo Juror

World Press Photo is not something that usually fits in the Outdoor and Adventure Sports Photography world but many photographers across multiple genre’s follow the World Press Photo awards with interest and evaluate who win’s what and whether there will be any controversy....

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Christian Pondella and Shutterbug

Christian Pondella is a photographer who has been part of the Staff Pro team here at f-stop for quite a while now and has always inspired his fellow photographers through his creativity and desire to push the boundaries with what has been considered possible....

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Krystle Wright and REDirect

Over the last few years we have worked with some amazing photographers and some amazing partner brands. Last year we started talking to the guys at RED Digital Cinema about the possibility of working together as they really liked the fact that the Shinn can take a rigged RED Digital Cinema camera and be ready shoot. This is also the reason the guys at BrainFarm, Teton Gravity, Sherpas Cinema and Camp4 love the bag....

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Porsche and the Outback: Shooting with Easton Chang

We know that photographers, if given a chance, would shoot everything because each and every photographer has their own vision and for many it is a passion as well as a vocation or a hobby. Many photographers (even professionals) never get to shoot their dream assignment, but it does not stop them trying to visualize it and replicate elements in other shoots. Whether you are shooting a skier, a climber, a Formula1 race, a celebrity or your family, photographers are always looking for something a little different, a break from the norm. Something to make their work stand out from the crowd....

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Catching up with Christian Walgram

World Press Photo is one of the largest photographic competitions in the world and is entered by thousands of photographers each year and the list of winners is as illustrious as it is long....

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Catching up with Scott Serfas

Last year we spent sometime with the amazing photographer Scott Serfas, while we where travelling the world getting some input on the 2015 Mountain Series pack. As with all of these trips you get different things as everyone comes at this from a different angle, one of the things we love about photography....

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Dogs and Snow with Lars Schneider and Jason Nugent

In the second of our new series of interviews about various shoots, trips and expeditions that our team and involved in we are talking to Global Icon, Lars Schneider and our self-titled, Web Overlord, Jason Nugent about an upcoming photographic dog sledding trip to Norway with VerticalShot Expeditions....

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Behind the Cover : Blake Jorgenson

About the cover, tell us about how you photographed it and tips for those looking to capture something similar?...

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AR Family Video Portrait: Daniel Rönnbäck

Daniel Rönnbäck - The Chris Hemsworth of photography. A fun loving guy with a knack for big mountain adventures. He’ll be the first to admit he’s a little coocoo, but you kind of have to be to do what he does. Honestly, we all need to be a little crazy if we want to be innovative in a crowded industry of creatives. So what roads were taken to bring him to where he is today? Click play below to watch their “Video Portrait”....

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The Moving Landscape: Photo Interview with Sarah Hatton

Photography is a craft. Some do it as a profession; others do it as a hobby. Regardless of how or why, there are common traits found in all great shooters. They almost always have the drive and most certainly have the passion. Passion is the enjoyment of freezing a moment in time. It’s waking up early to wait behind a lens as light peaks over the summit. Drive keeps the alarm clock pinned at 4am. It’s is the motivating factor that forces creativity to do something different and new....

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Q&A with HelloDarcy

F-stop staff pro Darcy Turenne is an award winning director from Vancouver, Canada. She works on a broad range of projects including commercial shoots, travel films, music videos, and her own art. She is also known internationally from her previous career as a professional mountain biker....