• 10+ Ways how to get through pandemic as a photographer

    June 4, 2020

    For those seeking a useful way to spend their time while at home, don't worry, we got you covered. 

    Yes, it is super important to stay indoors now, but that doesn't mean that we cannot have fun, or learn something new.

    We've compiled some fun activities that you can do at home to help make your time as interesting and as productive – as possible.


    Ski Movies by Josh Berman and Level 1

    To enjoy in the comfort of your home and watch some adventure on your screen, f-stop Ambassador Josh Berman and his Level 1 Production have their first 9 films ready for streaming completely free and the rest of their library is available for download if you'd like to add them to your permanent collections.

    Level 1 are an award-winning production house and a group of talented filmmakers, photographers, and designers, trekking the globe to capture compelling images of the best skiing action, and cutting them up to deliver premium content and stories to a big screen, TV, or computer near you!

    You can find the films here: https://level1productions.com/blogs/news/binge-on-more-than-9-hours-of-ski-movie-history

    Nebula" a documentary film by Reuben Krabbe and Jay Trusler

    f-stop Ambassadors Reuben Krabbe and Jay Trusler wondered what would happen if they shot ski photos using a telescope. That motivated them to create this amazing documentary called "Nebula" where they talk about an incredible journey to create a groundbreaking photograph. 

    You can find the film here: https://geni.us/Nebula_Film

    Extreme Sports Films from Almo Films

    If you would like to add some adventure and deep dive into extreme sports films with extraordinary stories our f-stop Ambassadors Morgan Le Faucheur and Ben Nardini from ALMO Films have the right thing for you. Each of their 9 films will take on a unique screen journey and allow you to enjoy it. 

    Almo Films are a group of creatives who have gathered years of travel, hours of filming, meetings with amazing people and crazy projects in their luggage. They've also been very lucky to collaborate with artists, brands, and athletes from the whole world.

    They are convinced that a collective made of talents will always prevail.

    ALMO is not only made up of fifty or so creative and skilled partners, but it’s also a huge international community of nearly 25, 000 people.

    You can find their films here: https://www.almofilm.com/en/documentaries/ 


    Book by Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer

    For everyone who’s looking to gain more photography knowledge and skills, f-stop Ambassadors Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer published their amazing book “52 Assignments: Landscape Photography”. Through 128 pages Ross and Mark give various concepts for composing and creating eye-catching landscape photography in all its forms.

    This book is small enough to fit in your camera bag and allow you to discover new approaches that will throw a whole new light on your landscape photography.

    Ross Hoddinott is one of the UK's leading natural history and landscape photographers. He is the author of eight photography books and a multi-award winner.

    Mark Bauer is also one of the UK's leading landscape photographers, specializing in atmospheric images of the southwest of England.


    If you are interested in transforming your home or office walls, here are some amazing art pieces from our Ambassadors.

    Prints by Melissa Findley

    f-stop Ambassador’s Melissa Findley extensive scope of work includes Travel, Adventure, Portraits, Landscape, Lifestyle, and Charity. Melissa’s ventures in charity and raising awareness include donating funds from photographic prints and zines to both Cambodian and Nepalese charities, so if you are interested in a beautiful picture for your wall, you can get one here: https://www.melissa-findley.com/prints/

    Prints by Christiaan Hart

    Brighten up your home or office walls with unique neon themed classic Hong Kong prints by f-stop Ambassador Christiaan Hart. Museum grade quality, acrylic face mount prints available in different sizes, shipping worldwide. 

    Australian photographer Christiaan Hart has traveled throughout Asia to cover International sporting events such as Grand Prix, Formula E, Professional Golf Tournaments, ATP Tennis and Rugby 7's. Aside from Sport, Christiaan also specializes in commercial and corporate events.

    You can find the prints here: https://www.christiaanhart.com/shop

    Prints by Joshua Snow

    f-stop Ambassador Joshua Snow offers all his images as fine art prints and offers 40% off all fine-art prints and free ground shipping on orders over $300.00. Make sure to use “Quarantine40” at checkout.

    Joshua Snow is a landscape photographer, originally from upstate New York but now based in Moab, Utah. Joshua has an amazing portfolio, and you'll see several of his photos featured throughout this page.

    You can find the prints here: https://www.wildlightexposures.com/galleries


    Online Classes with Francesco Gola

    Learn how to transform your rough RAW image into a wonderful jewel, learn how to plan or learn the fundamentals of landscape photography with f-stop Ambassador Francesco Gola.

    Francesco is an Italian engineer who's fallen in love with photography. Born in Italy in 1981, as soon as he started taking pictures he fell in love with long exposures of seascapes. Francesco is offering online one-on-one Skype lessons for all of these topics on the links here:




    The business of photography” by John E. Marriott

    f-stop Ambassador John E. Marriott has an online course called “The Business of Photography” and it’s a perfect choice for anyone who has a passion for photography and wants to learn how to monetize it. The Business of Photography offers honest stories, tips, advice, and guidance provided by the instructors and gives you back-door access to the inner workings of six successful photography businesses. As an addition to the course, John offers a promo code with $50 off the course. Feel free to submit the promo code TAKE50 at checkout.

    John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with images published worldwide by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, McLean's, and Reader’s Digest. He is a contributing editor Outdoor Photography Canada magazine and the host of the popular web series EXPOSED with John E. Marriott.

    You can find the link to the online course here: https://offbeat.teachable.com/p/the-business-of-photography

    Tips and tricks about wildlife photography by Pia Steen

    f-stop Ambassador Pia Steen has a photography blog where she shares amazing tips and tricks about wildlife photography, portraits and offers workshops. There are many interesting articles for reviews and adventure stories.

    You can find the link to the blog here: https://piasteen.de/blog/

    Important note: The blog is in German


    Zero Footprint Project with Morag Paterson and Ted Leeming

    f-stop ambassadors Morag and Ted have a great and creative project called “Zero Footprint” where all photos are taken without the need for travel.  The project perfect for these times and raises awareness of travel and its link to the impacts of climate change. People can post their images to the “zero footprints” Facebook page together with a few words on their individual projects.  Selected “Voices” will be contacted and offered to do a full article in the prestigious “On Landscape” photo magazine, with any successful authors receiving a 12-month subscription to the magazine.

    Morag Paterson and Ted Leeming have been working collaboratively as artists and photographers for ten years.  While their visions are independently motivated a mutual exchange of ideas transpires, melding observation and comment on man's relationship with the environment with a fascination for transformation and metamorphosis, examining both tangible energy - as a human commodity -and those forces that are still on the edge of human exploration and understanding.

    You can find the link to the projects here: https://www.leemingpaterson.com/Projects/Environmental-Zero-Footprint/

    Photos can be submitted on their FB page @Zero Footprints Community or emailed at [email protected]

    25th Anniversaty of the Vebier Xtreme by Dom Daher

    f-stop Icon Dom Daher did a project 25th anniversary of the Verbier Xtreme, the world's most famous big mountain ski and snowboard competition, which is also the FWT final. To celebrate this, they brought 25 candles (well flash light hold by famous skier and alpinist) around the mountains and 3 riders went down by night.

    Dom Daher is a Red Bull photographer for more than 10 years (red level), a member of the Sandisk extreme team since 2009, and senior photographer in charge of the whole photoproduction on the Freeride World Tour since 2008…

    Covering a lot of sport from skiing to surfing (a way less now) to running and cycling so the community is quite diverse.

    Here is the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve9VWDEniQY&feature=youtu.be

    f-stop Social Media Campaigns

    Instagram live Q&A's with f-stop and its Ambassadors.

    Every Wednesday and Friday we have Q&As on Instagram live with one of our Ambassadors where you can ask them any questions that you might have regarding their projects, gear, pro tips, etc. You can find out all of the details about every Instagram Live Takeover on our stories on @fstopgear.

    f-stop Legacy campaign

    Being in the market for more than a decade, we decided to take a moment and look back at the memories created together. Over the next couple of weeks, we’d like to share our storied adventures, and to start, find our oldest f-stop gear still in use.
    To help us do that, we'd like you to share a photo with your oldest f-stop piece including the year it was received, and post it on your social media channel using the following hashtags: #packflashback; #fstopgear; #fstopcommunity

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