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


posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT


Today we have five more photography articles and videos to share with you, this time focusing on non-destructive editing, getting the most out of your JPEG files, understanding lighting ratios, the need for a universal RAW format and an opinion piece about why you need to be a good retoucher to be a good photographer.

An intro to non-destructive dodging and burning – SLR Lounge

SLR Lounge contributor Brittany Smith has put together a great guide for non-destructive dodging and burning in Photoshop. In the article, she includes numerous before and after examples and screenshots to help you along with the process.

Getting the best from your JPEG photos – Amateur Photographer

The technical editor for Amateur Photographer, Andy Westlake, wrote a guide for photographers looking to capture great JPEGs in-camera. Not everyone wants to spend the time working with RAW files and that’s okay, but it’s important to make sure you’re setting everything up in camera to get the look you want from your JPEGs. In his article, Westlake links to his guides for setting up JPEG options for each major camera manufacturer.

Lighting ratios for photo and video – ISO 1200

Photographer Jay P. Morgan has published a new video about lighting ratios on his YouTube channel, The Slanted Lens. Check it out below!

The need for a universal RAW format – Photography Life

Photography Life founder Nasim Mansurov wants a universal RAW format. We’ve already pointed you toward a guide for shooting JPEG, but what about photographers who love working with RAW but don’t like the hoops you sometimes have to jump through every time you get a new camera? Sometimes RAW formats are very slow to be supported in some RAW editors, if they ever are supported at all. Read Mansurov’s article and let us know what you think.

You can’t be a good photographer if you’re not a good retoucher – SLR Lounge

Photographer Max Bridge knows he is “going to get a lot of s**t for saying this,” but he believes that to be a good photographer today, you must be a good retoucher. Do you think that’s true? Give his article a read to see if he makes a strong case.