Shutter Release: Five filtered photography stories from around the web for you to focus on today


posted Monday, May 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT


We are trying something new today on Imaging Resource. We see a lot of interesting stories around the web most days, often too many to cover with a full article. That doesn’t mean that the content isn’t interesting or worth checking out, but how do we deliver it to you, our readers? Enter this idea for a post wherein we select a handful of interesting articles and videos and provide a quick summary and link you through to the content. If you like this idea, let us know in the comments below! Without further ado, let’s get to it, here are five curated photography stories for you today.

How to Sharpen Photos in Lightroom – via SLR Lounge

Holly Roa is a photographer and contributor to SLR Lounge. Her latest contribution is an excellent tutorial for how to sharpen your images in Lightroom. She covers the various sharpening options in Adobe’s popular RAW editor with the help of Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid.

RAW versus JPEG: An Ultimate Guide – via PetaPixel

The founder of the popular travel photography blog PhotoTraces, Viktor Elizarov, has written a comprehensive guide outlining the differences between RAW and JPEG images. In the guide, he breaks down the advantages of each format and shows what you can do with RAW and JPEG files in post-processing.

Fashion Photoshop Behind-the-Scenes with Gelled Strobes and a Cyclorama – Via ISO 1200

Popular YouTube duo Tony and Chelsea Northrup offer a behind-the-scenes look at a fashion photoshoot they did. It’s a cool shoot and it’s always fun to go behind-the-scenes. Check it out below.

Portrait Lighting Techniques with a China Ball – Via ISO 1200

Here’s another portrait-centric video. This one is from The Lighting Channel and shows a simple three-point lighting setup with two lights and a reflector. Check it out here.

Color Editing with DaVinci Resolve – Via Fstoppers

Photographer Ted Forbes, founder of excellent YouTube channel The Art of Photography, made a great video tutorial on how to use the powerful video editing software, DaVinci Resolve, to edit stills. The software may be aimed at video, but it has unique color tools which Forbes shows are worth checking out for still photographers as well.