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Taking about Passion Projects - Steve Bate - Focus by Chris Prscott

We’re always stoked to see adventure films, read stories about someone else’s success and wish we could have done the same. But often we got too much things that keep us busy and away from making the step forward and go out there to enjoy our own adventure.

But is i...Read More

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Behind the scenes with jesper gronnemark

We recently got the chance to catch up with Staff Pro and more importantly, long-term friend of f-stop, Jesper Gronnemark. Jesper trained in photography at the Media College Denmark in Viborg and specializes in sh...Read More

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Chapter IV

Down days

Making every day count was the main idea since day one. Downdays came with heavy rain on the mountains and it was time for us to hit the road. On the way to Metsovo we made a 180-degree turn and drove even further north to the Prespese Lakes. We got to experien...Read More

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Summiting The Hurting

The closer Ines climbed to the roof, the stronger the winds became. There were more times than I cared to count where I found myself holding my breath as the wind physically pushed her from side to side.

For an hour, I photographed the long powerful reaches as Ines became lost ...Read More

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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 ...Read More

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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 terr...Read More

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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 Arcti...Read More

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Behind The Scenes: Nicolas Rakotopare Chasing Volcanos

The news of a volcano erupting should be enough to make most people head in the opposite direction fast. Very fast. However, on Reunion Island out in the Indian Ocean where the Piton de la Fournaise comes to life more regularly than most volcanos, the local reaction is a little...Read More

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Catching Up With Lars Schneider: RUGGED BEAUTY OF THE Faroe Islands 

The Faroe Isands sit in the North Atlantic, 200 miles north of Scotland, between Norway and Iceland. The rugged landscape is kept above freezing by the Gulf Stream, but life is far from comfortable in this rugged landscape. Global Icon Lars Schneider runs workshops in this stun...Read More

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OFF Camera: Eleonora Raggi talks about launching her new lighting solution

The same passion that drives our Staff Pros to create stunning images as photographers and videographers also makes for exciting projects when they step out from behind the camera. A great example of this is Staff Pro Eleonora Raggi from Italy, who has just launched a new light...Read More

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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 Read More

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Behind The Scenes: Tsutomu Endo in Alaska

f-stop Global Icon Tsutomu Endo traded up the mountains of his native Japan for the wild open spaces of Alaska last spring. He undertook a road trip across Alaska with the goal of meeting up with a small community of snowboarders forging a snowboarding lifestyle far away from ski resorts...Read More

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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.

His interest in photography first appeared about 25 years ago, when he&n...Read More

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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. 

The idea became a re...Read More

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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...Read More

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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. Re...Read More

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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.

In addition to his own photography business, he is an educator, runnin...Read More

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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 shoo...Read More

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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.

Jason’s photo, take...Read More

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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?

It took us 4 days overland travel from Tajikistan to reach the starting point of our 12-day ride through Afghanistan’s remote Wakhan corridor, so to ...Read More

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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.

The first contact Ulla had with the An...Read More

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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?

The nature of this project was that it was going to be a one-and-done massive stunt, with serious consequences and really only this one chance to get...Read More

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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!

How did these two guys met and ended up friends for over a decade? What’s their inspiration?

In the last interview w...Read More

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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 ...Read More

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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.Read More

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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.

This feat has mean...Read More

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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 Cine...Read More

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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...Read More

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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.

This year Christian Walgram from Austria’s GEPA agency won 1st prize in the Sport...Read More

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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...Read More

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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 VerticalSh...Read More

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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?

Last year was a struggle in Whistler with warm temps and lots of rain. With rumors of a massive storm in Italy, myself and the Superproof crew headed to Courmayer Ita...Read More

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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...Read More

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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&rsq...Read More

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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...Read More