Shutter Release: Lightroom joins Instagram, printing big photos with a small printer and more


posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM EST


Shutter Release is an ongoing series where we share news and other interesting content from around the web. Today we look at Adobe Lightroom’s new Instagram account, a neat method for making large prints when you have a small printer, shooting sunset dog portraits and point you toward the Sony World Photography Awards, whose 2018 content is now open for entries.

Lightroom launches its own Instagram channel

Adobe has launched an official Instagram account for Adobe Lightroom.

Adobe has also published a cool article with tips from pros about how to make your images more impactful using Lightroom. If you use Lightroom to edit your photos, give it a read!

Making big images with small printers – Red River Paper Blog

Professional landscape and wildlife photographer Christine Pendecost has written a tutorial for making large prints when you only have access to a small printer. By using the free software, Image Splitter, you can take a large image and convert it into a series of smaller prints. For example, Christine made a beautiful 24 x 30 final image presentation using nine 8 x 10 prints. It’s an elegant solution that can result in a very modern looking piece on your wall. For much more information, click here

Creating awesome dog portraits at sunset – Fstoppers

It can be tricky to balance ambient and artificial light when shooting sunset portraits. A great guide over at Fstoppers explains how to do so when capturing dog portraits. Of course, many lessons apply to photographing people as well, but who doesn’t love photos of dogs?

Sony World Photography Awards 2018 open for entries – Amateur Photographer

It feels like just yesterday that winners were being announced for the 2017 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, but the 2018 competition is now open for entries. Entrance is free and the deadlines begin in December for the Student Focus category and deadlines for other categories are January 4 and 11, 2018. For all the details and rules, click here.

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