Shutter Release: Storage considerations, unique time lapse, Instagram cracks down and more


posted Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST


As good reading material for this weekend, we have a variety of topics to share with you. Topics covered in today’s Shutter Release include storage considerations for photographers, a behind-the-scenes look at photographing cosmetic products, a unique 24 hour time lapse, an overview of new Instagram features and a cool trick for Lightroom users to free up a lot of hard drive space.

Storage considerations for photographers – Photography Life

Photography Life founder Nasim Mansurov has written a guide for photographers and videographers which covers the questions you should ask yourself when coming up with a good storage solution for your files. How will you handle data growth? What is a storage array and how can it help you? How much speed do you need? These questions and more are answered in his comprehensive guide. If you’re looking to up your storage game, give it a read this weekend.

Shooting cosmetic products without breaking the bank – DIY Photography

Dustin Dolby is all about capturing great shots without spending a lot of money. In a new video, he shows how to photograph cosmetic products using inexpensive gear.

24 hour time lapse shows the earth’s rotation – DIY Photography

YouTube user AlphaPhoenix has made a time lapse over the course of a day which shows the earth’s rotation by making the stars static in the frame rather than the earth. It’s a bit hard to explain, so why not just watch the video below instead?

Instagram has new features and warnings – SLR Lounge

If you’re a heavy Instagram user, you’ve surely seen posts that seem like advertisements but aren’t labelled as such. Well, the FTC has seen them too and they aren’t happy. Influencer marketing on Instagram is worth over $1 billion per year and many influencers/celebrities are being paid to advertise products but they aren’t labelling their posts correctly. To help make it easier to tell which content is sponsored, Instagram will be rolling out new tags in the coming weeks which mark posts which are part of paid partnerships. You can read more about the issues associated with sponsored content on Instagram here.

Delete your old Lightroom data to free up space – PetaPixel

Lightroom may be taking up gigabytes of space on your hard drive with old, unnecessary data such as backups and previews. Read this guide for step-by-step instructions on how to free up hard drive space.