We Are f-stop Stories


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We Are f-stop: Local loss in a Global crisis with Ryan Atkinson

Ryan is a photographer and broadcast cameraman working on adventure, travel and wildlife documentaries. As a freelancer, he works on shoots across the world for clients ranging from the Discovery Channel to the BBC’s prestigious natural history unit. Since studying documentary photog...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Svalbard with alex hogue

Alex grew bouncing between Northern and Southern California. He graduated with honors from San Diego State University with a degree in Television, Film, and New Media Studies. He has a deep passion for the outdoors, being active in all aspects of life. He’s summited Mount Shasta and ...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Guatemala with ruandy albisurez

Ruandy is a photographer and videographer. If he had to pick a label he’d say he is an action sports/portrait photographer. Action sports are his favorite followed closely by portraits. He loves being capable of shooting anywhere with minimal gear. Desert, forest, street, studio or a...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: getting lost in Anza Borrego with nick Mitzenmacher

As a visual storyteller, Nick loves to just get out and try to challenge himself to get after a different perspective on capturing the moment. He says that there are so many ways to look at an individual story, but it’s all about the approach to define how that story ends up being co...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Cordon del Plata with Gustavo Cherro

Gustavo Cherro is a visual storyteller, and more than 20 years ago, he worked as a photojournalist in different newspapers, magazines, and agencies. Today he is choosing his own stories to develop. He always tries to have a human component in the project, and he usually pref...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Canadian rockies with max montella

Max Montella lives in the PO Valley, northern Italy, landmark of the rice fields and, on the feet of the Italian vineyards famous all over the world. He likes traveling and roaming since he was  a little man (now he's a bearde...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: iceland with reklu fernandez

Reklu Fernandez is a nature photographer and f-stop user, he likes catching landscapes and wildlife moments. Photography is part of his life, reason why he spends his time taking pictures around the world. He is nowadays collaborating with f-stop Europe and wants to share his exp...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with Ashley Lee

Ashley graduated Chiropractic College and moved to a completely new city. To meet new people and to stay creative, she decided to pick up photography. It allowed her to see things a different way that others perhaps didn’t notice. She loves to shoot travel photography in both landsca...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Kyrgyzstan with mattia bicchi

My name is Mattia Bicchi, I am a professional timelapse and hyperlapse photographer/filmmaker from Italy, however I’ve been living in London for the past seven years, creating Timelapse for big and small films production companies, such as BBC, Ford, Virgin Atlantic, Mulberry and m...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with Tanner Boley

My name is Tanner Boley and for the past five years I have been traveling around the world working on video projects with international Non-Governmental Organizations to highlight the work they do. My travels have taken me to almost every continent and I have ...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with Kevin Meynier

I have been a landscape photographer on the weekends for two years now while working as a store manager during the week. I travel the mountains in the least lenient weather looking for something tormented and a platonic concept. 

All it too...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Slainte with Thomas Monsorno and Matteo Pavana

Thomas Monsorno is an action sports and outdoor photographer based in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. The beautiful mountains in the heart of the Italian Alps and his passion for sports and nature shaped him as a photographer during the last few years. His work i...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: The Instant Portrait Project with Emily Hedrick

Working in the industry for over 10 years, Emily switched gears and entered the academic world as an assistant professor of Digital Media at Utah Valley University. She’s hoping to inspire the next generation of Digital Media students with her escapades. When she’s not in the...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with paolo avila

Paolo Avila is a Chilean-born, high-performance athlete. Hyperactive by nature, he has never felt comfortable in the rhythm of normal life. When he was 25 years old, he decided to change course and take a camera to explore his limits in the most extreme environments on the planet. He has...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with sandro bernardinello

Sandro is an Italian photographer. He graduated with a computer engineering degree and worked for several years in the IT field.

After a long struggle, in 2017 he decided to quit the so called “Comfort Zone” and he started working on building his new career as a pro...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with gaetano pimazzoni

 

Gaetano started to take photos in 2010, but only after 2012 did photography become his main medium to explore nature; his great love. Always inspired by nature, and also by philosophy, he searches, step by step, for a way of coexistence of photos and words. A way to go b...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with Damiano benedetto

Damiano Benedetto is an action, outdoor, and sport photographer, but he doesn’t like labels. He just tries to see how people’s emotions are expressed. He says this is not easy but, when it happens, it is an unforgettable moment for both the person in front of and the person b...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with james mackeddie

James Mackeddie is a trail runner, mountain biker, and above all, enjoys spending his time in the mountains and wilder places. From time to time he can be found in the thick of a trail race, testing products for brands, and participating in the sport he documents. Inspired to pick up a c...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: With Jean Parsons and Jennifer Chiu

The award-winning Canadian filmmakers Jean Parsons and Jennifer Chiu founded self-directed studies as a film-based artist collective. Parsons and Chiu traveled to Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon with director of photography Farhad Ghaderi to make a documentar...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with Peter van Heulen

Peter van Heulen was born in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. At age sixteen he decided to study photography and mechanical engineering. His work has taken him all over the world and he has carried his camera along the way. 

Zeeland is the inspira...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: One week off in Portugal With Chris Lehnert

I'm a passionate semi-professional photographer based in Langenfeld North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. I focus on action sports and event photography, and every year I try to take a week off to surf. Last summer I made this journey to the Algarve in Portugal, to combine&nb...Read More

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WE ARE f-stop: Sizing DOWN FOR ACTION with agustin munoz

f-stop Ambassador Agustin Munoz has been friends with pro BMX rider Kenneth Tencio since he was young. As an action sports and adventure photographer, it helps when your childhood friends become world-class BMX atheletes, but this doesn't usually happen when you are growing up i...Read More

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ENVIRONMENT, YOUTh and alaskan photo JOURNEY with Mark Kelly and Jason wolsky

f-stop customers Mark Kelly and Jason Wolsky wanted to start conversati...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: EPIC TRAVEL IN JAPAN with Juan Aizpuru

Japan is one of the worst-kept secret for skiers and snowboarders seeking powder, but it the cultural and travel aspect that keeps people coming back. Not many people get to spend a month travelling 2000km aorund Japan snowboarding like f-stop customer Juan Aizpuru from Spain. Here's...Read More

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WE ARE f-stop: THE WORLD OF LEMURS WITH Thorsten milse

f-stop Ambassador Thorsten Milse is a German nature photographer who specialises in landscape and wildlife photography with a strong focus on conservation and endangered species. He has focused his lens on wildlife from Africa to Antarctica, covering leopards to penguins and kangaro...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Northern lights with carmine gammarota

This We Are f-stop is a story of overcoming the challenges of traveling, to reap the refreshing rewards of new landscapes. f-stop customer Carmine Gammarota is an amateur photographer from a little town in southern Italy, in the Apennine Mountains, who loves the freedom of landscape phot...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP:  BEHIND THE SCENES China with filip arsov

In this We Are f-stop we are taking a look behind the scenes at one of our production partners with Filip Arsov. Filip is a Community Specialist for f-stop, taking care of the Ambassadors the Asia and Pacifi...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: CHASING THE TRANS BC ENDURO RACE WITH BEN SAHEB


The Trans BC Enduro race has been called one of the hardest races in mountain biking, with competitors completing six grueling days of riding the toughest trails through the Southwest Kootenays of British Columbia. Filmmaker and f...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP:   DEALING WITH COLD ON MT WASHINGTON WITH Joe klementovich

This week's We Are f-stop story comes from New Hampshire based professional photographer, Joe Klementovich. Like many successful outdoor adventure photographers, Joe first followed his passion for the outdoors, migrating north to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to pursue ro...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: FEELING ALIVE IN ARFICAN WILDLIFE WITH Willem Bakhuys Roozeboom

f-stop user Willem Bakhuys Roozeboom is an amateur photographer who likes to ’shoot’ wildlife. In particular, he does really like silhouettes and the challenge of taking those low angle shots of elephants, lions and wild dogs, while being on foot. Not a fan of beetle cams, dr...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Anthony gordon ON THE ROAD WITH THE SHINN

f-stop customer Anthony Gordon has been a documentary film maker for the past 25 years. On his travels he has filmed in over 52 countries, and being on the road as a storyteller can be very hard on your equipment. Anthony got in touch with us to let us know how the f-stop Shinn...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: CITIES AND SUMMITS OF Scandinavia WITH AnDREA HITZEMANN 


f-stop user Andrea Hitzemann from Germany loves shooting landscape and people in a documentary style. She follows her passion for the outdoors and travel, running an online community .enecco and hiking and climbing while shooting herself. Andrea got in touch to sha...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Ice Fishing on Cumberland Sound with Jason Nugent

When I was in Nunavut in April 2019 on a project for Destination Nunavut I had an opportunity to go fishing for turbot out on Cumberland Sound, near Pangnirtung, which is just below the entrance to Auyuittuq National Park. Spring had definitely started to arrive in Nunavut...Read More

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o Marisquiño with Josito Gomez

The whole story of Josito Gomez came from a trip to the Philippines, where he went to enjoy a wakeboarding championship, with camera in hand. He made the third best photo of the weekend, which was incredible. Years later he now ...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with abraham joffe, acs

Australian cinematographer and f-stop ICON Ambassador, Abraham Joffe, ACS has achieved international acclaim for his masterful imagery and storytelling and in 2017 was named Australian Cinematographer of the Year by the Australian Cinematographers Society. He is a family man and enjoys b...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: VISITING THAILAND WITH ERIC AND THE BASCOM BROTHES


This week's 'We Are f-stop' story comes from Eric Schirtzinger of Madison, Wisconsin-based production company Bascom Brothers. Eric is a visual storyteller, musician, and computer engineer with a fascination for all things creative. Travel has always been at...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with heath holden

My photography world opened up through BMX riding and travelling with friends. I wanted to photograph the amazing places we were visiting and over the years it just gained momentum. I started to think about how I could merge photography into my life and use it to explore my other interes...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with piotrek deska

Piotrek Deska is an outdoor photographer from Poland.

The whole thing started with climbing when he was 15. He also got his first camera somewhere around this age, and it was only a matter of time till those two passions would combine. Now he’s working with companies such...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Team building hike with mk office

Last Saturday, the f-stop team decided to use the warm weather and spend the day in nature. We met at our offices in Skopje at noon, grabbed some sandwiches, refreshment beverages and headed to the nearest mountain, Vodno. Vodno is the highest mountain located in the center of Skopje Mac...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: with Baptiste Billardello

Baptiste was born in 1992 and has been into motorsports since he was four years old. He started with karting then eventually made it onto two wheels with motocross! Not long after he got a camera for Christmas he started shooting his motorsports adventures with his friends. At ...Read More

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WE ARE F-STOP: Riding death in town by luca parisse

Ten years ago, my hometown of L’Aquila, Italy was struck by a dreadful earthquake. Until recently, I did not have the courage to take pictures of the destruction.

Now, through my camera, I have found the motivation to express the anger, sadness, and desire for rebirth tha...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Visual Journals with sam sapp

f-stop customer Sam Sapp is a photographer and Firefighter & EMT based in Southwest Virginia, USA. In this 'We Are f-stop' Sam got in touch with us to share his passion for photography, whether travelling in Italy or Scotland, or close to home in the Blue Ridge...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Twin Falls Recreation area with Curtis Cunningham

Our customer Curtis Cunningham is a freelance photographer living in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada. He enjoys using photography as a means to tell the story of the places he goes, and the adventures he has exploring the abundant natural beauty that surrounds him in BC. His firs...Read More

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We Are f-stop:  WorLd's highest waterfall with Mattia Bicchi


f-stop customer Mattia Bicchi got in touch with another adventure to whet your appetite to travel. Mattia is professional timelapse and hyperlapse photographer and filmmaker from Italy, now based in London. When he's not creating timelapse videos for clients, he'...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Roller derby world cup with stephanie zakas

Our customer Stephanie Zakas is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, NYC, who specializes in romantic and adventurous weddings and also shoots travel related content.  Alongside this work she has a passion for roller derby and is the official photographer f...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Exploring the beautiful state of Arizona with Nelson Perez

Customer Nelson Perez from South Florida got in touch to let us know how he uses his Ajna. Nelson graduated school as a graphic designer, then realized that he had a growing passion for photography. Working in the airline industry as a ground ops agent opened up the opportunity...Read More

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We Are f-stop: MY Mountain GEAR with laura guillet

Customer Laura Guillet is a French outdoor photographer based in the Alps. Her passion for the mountains and outdoors made her leave Paris six years ago to be able to be in the mountains as much as possible. She shoots all mountain activities from climbing to backcoun...Read More

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We Are f-stop: AMERIcA'S NATIONAL PARKS with eric hu

Customer Eric Hu is a 22-year-old adventure photographer and environmentalist. He loves to travel and in the last 3 years has travelled across 48 states documenting 43 or the USA's 59 National Parks. When he's not on the road shooting the stunning landscapes, he wo...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Exploring the north with sascha tay

Sascha Tay is 21-year-old photographer and f-stop user from Germany, based in Norway. He specializes in photographing the colder parts of the world, and over the past three years he has managed to capture the landscapes of Iceland, most of Northern Norway, and the&nbs...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Behind the scenes with Epic TV and Olly Jelley

Olly Jelley is a freelance wildlife cameraman, working on television and film productions for some of the most respected companies, such as the BBC and National Geographic. You might think that would be enough to keep him busy, but in the time between t...Read More

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We Are f-stop: First light hike with kawika lopez

We are often in awe at the amazing locations our customers take their f-stop packs to fulfill their creative visions, and this 'We Are f-stop' story is no exception! Born and raised in Waialua, Hawai‘i, Kawika Lopez starts his days well before the sun comes u...Read More

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We Are f-stop:
the rhythm of adventure with Tyler Weber

f-stop customer Tyler Weber is a photographer and educator based in Alberta, Canada with a passion for landscape photography. As a lover of the outdoors,  his photography and his passion for climbing take him to beautiful locations in search of dramatic landscapes and epic light. Jo...Read More

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We Are f-stop: MOVED BY MOUNTAINS with Maximilian Draeger

Maximilian Draeger is a professional travel and adventure photographer, born in Munich in 1997, where he has been living for 20 years. After finishing school, he decided to become a professional photographer and started his own business. He discovered his love for photography more than t...Read More

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We Are f-stop: The Journey of 'Your Life' with Douglas Emerson and Nick Vigue

When they began their road trip from Boston to Los Angeles, Nick Vigue, a college senior and professional photographer, and Douglas Emerson, a recent college dropout and founder of a commercial production company, decided that they wanted to use the journey to create something they had n...Read More

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We Are f-stop:  Colorado in fall with matt payne

f-stop customer, Matt Payne is a landscape photographer based in Durango, Colorado – his favorite photography subjects include mountains and the night sky. Matt is an avid mountaineer and backpacker, having climbed 92 of the highest 100 mountains in Colorad...Read More

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You may find more of Trey's work on his web site, Facebook and Instagram

 

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]Read More

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We Are f-stop:  hiking to the highest peak in georgia with kaleb East

f-stop customer Kaleb East is a music and landscape photographer based in Atlanta, GA. He got into photography 3 years ago, and during the week you can find him sitting in a cubicle making phone calls and sending emails. Currently, he works full time for a transportation and logistics co...Read More

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We Are f-stop: Snowdonia with Jethro Kiernan

Jethro Kiernan is a photographer and Mountain Leader based in North Wales who specializes in mountain, outdoor adventure, and climbing photography. His photography started 30 years ago in the days of Velvia and Kodachrome, and after an interlude of a few years to raise a family...Read More

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We Are f-stop: The faroe islands with mattia bicchi

A well crafted timelapse can capture the beauty of a location. f-stop customer, Mattia Bicchi is a professional timelapse and hyperlapse photographer and filmmaker from Italy. He has been living in London for the past seven years, creating timelapse pieces for film product...Read More

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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 w...Read More

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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 sho...Read 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]Read More

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We Are f-stop: Takahiro Nakanishi - Shinn ON A BIKE

Staff Pro Takahiro Nakanishi took his Shinn for ride in New Zealand. Access to stunning locations often takes a bit of extra effort. Heading up to the snow in New Zealand Taka transitioned from van-life mode to pedal power with a fully loaded Read More

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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...Read More

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