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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....

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Pro Gathering Barcelona

As the year comes to an end, we decided to reflect with our Staff Pros and discuss our packs. Having the best photographers test our gear in a variety of environments and use it to shoot a wide range of genres including MTB, snowboarding, rock climbing, landscape, and wildlife, most definitely helps when it comes to evaluating our packs and thinking about future designs....

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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....

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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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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....

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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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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 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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Ever wondered what “What’s in the pack” image would have looked like a century ago?

Here’s a chance for you to check how our Staff Pro Henry Iddon manages to shoot rock climbing and contemporary landscapes with an antique ultra large format camera....

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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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#Hashtag your way to better photography

For professional photographers who shoot the same subject matter week in, week out, it can be a real challenge to stay creative, to keep trying to see things differently and to fend off the competition from younger, hungrier photographers trying to make a name for themselves and steal their best clients!...

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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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Shooting Sports with Elizabeth Kreutz

Elizabeth Kreutz ia a photographer based out of Austin, Texas. Elizabeth is an award-winning photographer having won major prizes at World Press Photo and POYI. Elizabeth is also a member of the f-stop Global Icon team....

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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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Multi-day backpacking in the Swiss Alps; Tim Lloyd and the Loka

2015 was a year when my attitude towards photo gear started to change. Rather than facing every assignment with a full arsenal of pro camera bodies, a lighter approach started to take hold throughout my workflow, trying to capture more with less. I spent a day during the summer in the Swiss Alps with F-stop product director, field-testing new designs that embrace this new mindset. Travelling light in the summer has become an obsession of mine, with some exciting products in development for those who share this style....

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Shoothing Wild Musk Ox: Roy Mangersnes and the f-stop Shinn

Check out how Wildlife photographer Roy Mangersnes utilises the f-stop Shinn when shooting Musk Ox in their native habitat of Norway.
The Shinn is usually a pack that is used by videographers, but can be just at home with the Long lens shooters when a larger expedition pack is required....

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ShotKit review

One of the fascinations with photography is that fundamentally every camera is exactly the same as it has a lens that focuses light onto an imaging device, that device used to be film but is primarily a digital sensor these days. We all have an opinion on what is the best camera to use but regardless of these fundamentals there is a massive interest from photographers as to what other photographers carry around in their kit bag....

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Words from the Pros : 5 Winter Photography Tips

This winter in the Pacific Northwest Mother Nature has been kind and brought us colder snowy weather than last year’s dismal “winter” where I often found myself in a t-shirt while doing outdoor activities in the local mountains. With the avalanche danger high from lots of recent snow I played it smart and headed up to Mount Hood to snow camp at Trillium Lake. I like to avoid places this popular yet camping here in winter you typically have the place to yourself, the best way to enjoy it....

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2015 f-stop Kashmir Tested with Athena Carey

Athena Carey, f-stop Global Icon, made the transition from Portrait to Landscape photography a few years ago and has since been travelling the world capturing amazing locations....

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Namibia - Red Bull Ajna

October 2015 saw the formal announcement of the partnership between f-stop and Red Bull photography and the launch of the Red Bull photography Ajna....

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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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2015 f-stop Tilopa Tested in Norway with Lars Schneider

Freezing temps, skin piercing snow, and wind gust so strong, loose items are constantly tugging for flight... sounds like a perfect testbed for the latest f-stop pack. When adventure photographer and f-stop pro, Lars Schneider, invited us along on a dogsledding trip in Norway, we knew it was a great opportunity for us to do some backcountry testing with the updated 2015 f-stop Tilopa. Now on its third generation, the 2015 Tilopa has evolved quite a bit over the years becoming to many, the go-to outdoor adventure camera pack....

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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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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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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 Cover : Dan Milner

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

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Lucho and Lotus

Last year Lucho made a choice many professionals are challenged to do. He made a bold life-changing decision and moved his photography business halfway across the globe. Lucho left behind his safety net and everything he has ever known. He set his sights on the larger European market and pulled the trigger....

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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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Red Bull Rampage with Paris Gore

For over a decade, the world’s best big mountain riders have congregated every year in Utah’s desert to compete at Red Bull Rampage. One of mountain biking’s most intimidating events, the course is known for massive gaps, steep terrain, and narrow ridgelines. So what’s it like to cover an event of this caliber out in the dusty desert filled with poisonous critters? Scroll down for a Q&A with Rampage Vet and MTB photographer, Paris Gore....

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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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