Shutter Release: VSCO desktop presets, Kodak’s new magazine, the importance of gear and more


posted Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM EDT


Shutter Release is a regular series on Imaging Resource in which we scour the web to deliver the day’s hottest stories to you in a quick hit format. There is a lot of excellent and interesting content out there and it can be hard to keep track of it all. That’s where we come in. Below you will find links and quick recaps of a number of interesting photography stories and videos.

Today we will be discussing VSCO releasing new desktop presets, a heavy-duty DIY “quadpod” for demanding photographers, Kodak’s new Kodachrome magazine being released, a video that aims to prove it isn’t always about gear and the launch of a new website for street photographers. Let’s get into it.

VSCO releases new desktop presets – PetaPixel

Popular mobile photography app VSCO has many presets built-in. Users have been clamoring for these to make an appearance on desktop. VSCO has announced that 58 of their presets are now available for use within Adobe Lightroom CC, 6, 5 and 4 or Adobe Camera RAW for Photoshop CC and CS6. VSCO MP1 can be purchased here for US$59.

Build your own heavy-duty quadpod – DIY Photography

While not a new video, Simplified Building made a video showing how to make your own four-legged camera support for under $500. Check it out below.

Kodak launches Kodachrome Magazine – Fstoppers

If you love “art, film and analog culture,” then Kodak’s new Kodachrome Magazine is for you. The first issue of the new magazine, announced at CES 2017, is available now for $20. It’s currently on backorder, but you can order your 76-page limited edition issue now.

Is it about more than gear? – Canon Watch

Mango Street photographers Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep wanted to know what the difference is between pros (themselves) using entry-level cameras and an amateur using professional-oriented gear. Rachel and Daniel typically use Canon 5D Mark IV cameras with L-series glass, but instead used Canon T3i cameras with a kit lens and a 40mm pancake lens. They lent their camera of choice to one of their friends, who is not a photographer but is familiar enough with controls to be able to operate the 5D Mark IV. Watch the video below to see how the gear affected the final shots. launches – Photography Blog

UK-based street photographer Johnny Mobasher has launched a new website to promote the genre of street photography and offer exclusive content from some of the world’s best street photographers. Registered users can submit images, essays and editorials for publication on the site, free of charge. Mobasher says of the new site, “Long term, my vision is to build a virtual community of street photographers - a place for education, inspiration, and representation. A place where work will not only get shown, but get noticed" Check out the site here: