Shutter Release: Free off-camera flash guide, Fuji camera and lens buyer’s guide and more


posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST


Free guide for off-camera flash techniques – SLR Lounge

SLR Lounge has teamed up with ShootDotEdit to create a free guide for off-camera flash techniques, aimed specifically at wedding photographers. The guide explains 12 different lighting techniques that are ideal for dealing with 8 typical lighting scenarios you’ll encounter when shooting a wedding. To download the PDF, click here.

Lighting modifiers, which one is right for you? – SLR Lounge

While some professionals continue to work exclusively with natural light, many others work with artificial light. Buying your first strobe or speedlight is challenge enough, but what about light modifiers? Brittany Smith has written a guide at SLR Lounge to help you choose the light modifier that is right for you and your photography.

Using camera angle to tell a story – ISO 1200

TravelFeels has published a new video (seen below) about how to use camera angle to tell a specific story. Check it out!

Fujifilm camera and lens buyer's guide - Fuji Rumors

Fujifilm Australia has released the third edition of their Fuji X Series buyer’s guide. You can download the PDF here. It’s a very informative guide which breaks down Fuji’s camera and lens offerings in great detail. If you just want to see some awesome photos, it has those too, so give it a read.

Stock photo site Dreamstime relaunches

Popular stock photo site Dreamstime has launched a redesigned website. The redesign brings with it improved page speed and navigation. Image size, quality and resolution has all been enhanced as well. Further, content is now organized into six different sections. If you’re looking for affordable stock photos, check it out.

A home studio setup with speedlights – ISO 1200

Portrait photographer Neil van Niekerk gives us a behind the scenes look at his home studio in the video below. Details about the shoot are available here, but basically Neil utilizes speedlights and a white backdrop to turn a small area into a nice studio environment in which he can capture high-end professional portraits.

How to shoot a cinemagraph – ISO 1200

Ted Sim with Aputure recently chatted with filmmaker Valentina Vee about how to make cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are still images in which parts of the frame are constantly moving. To see how to make your own, watch the video below.