May 27, 2016

About us

F Stop Lounge is a site that inspires to bring the photographers of the world together.

F Stop Lounge was created by photographers for photographers. The photographers behind the site come from all over the world, places like the USA, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Singapore and China.

With decades of experience in the photographic arena, the founding photographers decided to create a website which would help others learn about photography. Social media was our meeting place where over months we developed strong friendships centred around photography.

Across F Stop Lounge you will find an array of inspirational photographs, insightful real world reviews, detailed tutorials and helpful hints & tips about photography. We encourage visitors to follow us and interact with the contributors on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Legal information: All articles on F Stop Lounge are the opinion of the respective author and do not represent the values and opinions of imaging companies, imaging stores and/or imaging manufacturers. The author is solely responsible for the content and legality of his / her articles. If you have questions or issues with an article, please contact the author of the article. Thank you.

FOUNDER

André Appel

André AppelI’m a professional photographer from Central Germany where I run a photo studio. I love to shoot portraits and I always like push to the limits. Whenever I’m not in the studio I’m outside chasing the light. I’m totally addicted to photography!



Senior Contributor

Leigh Diprose

Leigh DiproseI’m a professional photographer, networker, business manager, blogger, entrepreneur and helper to all. Photography is my life. I don’t categorise myself as a portrait or landscape photographer… I just photograph it all. You can find me hanging out in several locations at a time. My time is dedicated to various social platforms with the main one being Google+ where I run the Google+ Photographers Community.


CONTRIBUTORS

Jasmine Skye Banks

Jasmin

Mother of 2, paediatric nurse, and business owner and photographer of Jasmine Skye Photography- based in Perth, WA.
I love everything to do with maternity, family, wedding and newborn photography. Capturing those life-changing moments is far more then just taking photos!


Ugo Cei

Ugo CeiUgo Cei is a travel, landscape and fine art photographer from Italy.
A geek at heart, he loves the technical aspects of digital photography and understanding what goes inside the machine.
His clients include Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and Alitalia.


Suzanne Clements

Suzanne ClementsMy background as a fine artist (painter/illustrator) and graphic designer gives me a somewhat unique perspective when at a shoot composing my photographs. I came to photography a bit later in my creative career, but I’ve embraced the challenge and excitement of harnessing a new medium and have worked to make it my own.


Mark Condon

Mark CondonBritish wedding photographer currently residing in sunny Sydney. Founder of the photography site Shotkit and more recently a makeup site called Shimmerkit. Random fact: I was in a prime time Japanese tv show playing the boyfriend of the most famous actress in Japan (at the time)! My acting was… terrible!!


Adam Crawford

Adam CrawfordAdam Crawford is a seasoned photographer & journalist, and has been a staff editor at various photography magazines in the United States. His credits include Digital Photographer magazine (now defunct), Outdoor Photographer, DigitalPhotoPro, Digital Photo, HDVideoPro, Rangefinder, AfterCapture, and has also written for Popular Photography & Imaging, and other magazines and websites. Adam’s current role is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Precise Moment magazine, an online photography magazine with long-form articles that contextualize the modern landscape and philosophy of photography. Visit us at www.precise-moment.com.


Harmeet Gabha

Harmeet GabhaI’m a digital age photographer who picked up a camera when I could afford to buy one. So I never learned anything in the darkroom or with classic SLR cameras. I started with a clean slate.
As a child I was always fascinated by cameras and how they could capture life as it was. I had taken pictures with my dad’s camera but never really understood the principles. So once I got my first digital camera I practiced and practiced. I’m mostly self taught so I have made every mistake possible, but with each mistake I’ve learnt something new. I also don’t follow any particular genre of photography, I love photographing everything.
I enjoy sharing what I have learned through various social networks and blogs as I feel it makes me a better photographer by helping others. My belief is that if I can’t explain something to a novice correctly then I don’t know enough myself, so I continue learning.


Mathieu Gasquet

Mathieu GasquetMy adventure into the world of photography began during my childhood. My parents gave me a Yashica fx2000 that I accidentally broke during a holiday in Rome. Growing up, my interests changed, only to return upon completing three years of cinema school in France. Over the years, photography turned into a profession, and the website MirrorLessons that my partner Heather Broster and I created became an outlet for my creativity. I haven’t settled on a favorite genre as of yet, but to travel and photograph are definitely the two things that make me feel “free”.


Andy Gray

Andy GrayNorthumbrian born and bred, a true home bird and the very opposite of the “Travel Photographer”. Andy rarely travels and shoots further than 20 miles from home …however he does live in one of England’s most spectacular and rugged counties with a stunning historic coastline and Northumberland’s many castles on his doorstep. With limited chances to travel, whereas many photographers simply fly to the next dream destination to shoot, Andy sees experimentation in techniques and styles as his outlet from the cabin fever that shooting the same area can occasionally bring.


Lee Herbet

Lee HerbetLee Herbet was born in the Middle East, grew up in Africa, lived in Europe, New Zealand and now calls Australia home.
Lee is a trainer, videographer and photographer. Lee worked in the Apple world for 10 years as a trainer, which was a great place to feed his creative spark. He now has his own company creating corporate videos and running workshops around the world on photography and video production.


Kenji Kwok

Kenji KwongKenji Kwok is a photojournalist and documentary photographer from Singapore, whose work is driven by his belief to give others a channel to voice out their grievances, as well as to document the need for change regarding social issues around the world.


Jessica Lark

Jessica LarkI am not yet half the person I know myself to be capable of being. I am feminist and ferocious, I am an artist, and love being so because it allows me to create, and creation is the opposite of War. The greatest thing I have ever created is my children and that’s why I have a special place in my heart for maternity and children photography. I believe that War is only the embodiment of frustration between two who would rather oppose than compromise. I think that empathy, compassion and forgiveness are the greatest gifts we have to share with each other. I am very strong in my beliefs and am unshaken in my sentiments of certain subjects but always try to hear and understand other sides. I think that in general our society is incredibly blessed for our freedoms and rights and that we have lost our sense of fight, we have progressed much and are now comfortable to simply complain but not take action. I believe that every single person in this world, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, or gender deserves the same freedoms, rights, and the chance for their voice to be heard, and their story to be told. I think that we can not begin to comprehend the suffering and tragedies that affect other parts of the world, but if we genuinely opened our eyes and hearts it would enable us to see our own blessings and not be so detrimental to our own happiness. I hope to one day change the world.


Ken Lyons

Ken LyonsPhotography is about vision; I love making photographs that tell a location’s story – the place, the people and the culture. I’m a photographer with a relaxed approach. I’m an experienced traveller and love teaching others. Images can be made anywhere – right in your own backyard or in exotic overseas locations. I can teach you not only to look at your surroundings, but also to really “see” what’s there. Photography is more than just pressing a button. It’s also about vision.


Craig McCormick

Craig McCormickHi there! I’m Craig. I’m an amateur landscape photographer living in Shanghai, China. I’m also a skateboarder, gamer, tech lover & a proud nerd. Hailing from the UK originally, I grew up in Hong Kong and have spent most of my life either living or travelling in Asia. Thanks to my job, I sometimes get to travel around the world and whilst I’m there I try to take pretty pictures. I do this weird thing called YouTube videos. Specifically, the “vlog” type of videos where I film myself when I go out to shoot my photographs. I enjoy it. Other people seem to enjoy it too. If you are the social type, don’t be afraid to say “Hi”. I’ll certainly say “Hi!” back. I like being friendly.


Simon Patterson

Simon PattersonSimon is an enthusiastic hobbyist photographer who also likes discovering the truth about things. He loves hiking and camping in the wilderness and the challenge of learning to communicate through the art of photography. Simon aims to create images that affect people emotionally. When not out shooting or processing images, he reads everything he can about photography.


Paul Pichugin

Paul PichuginPaul Pichugin is a passionate commercial and landscape photographer based in Western Australia. His award winning work has been published internationally and his limited edition prints attract discerning private collectors. He has also founded The Creative Mind, a blog about creativity and being a creative. Paul can be reached on various social platforms with Google+ being his main point of contact.


Mark Soon

Mark SoonI am a Brisbane-based portrait and product photographer whose creativity and inspiration draws from my 15-year computer graphics career. I just love creating things that do not exist in real life, but also love making every day subjects look more amazing than they really are.
My most used tools are Photoshop and my 3D modelling applications that enable me to bring the many ideas from my mind to life.


Thanks in advance for showing your support and we wish you all the best in your photographic journey.