Shutter Release: Lightroom joins Instagram, printing big photos with a small printer and more
posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
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.
Adobe has launched an official Instagram account for Adobe Lightroom.
Photo by @benjamin_warde || On our honeymoon, my wife and I visited the Monastery of Rousanou in Meteora, Greece. It was such a fantastical place - the landscape and those monasteries are just so beautiful and improbable. Very Dr. Seuss-ian (is that a word?). I wanted to bring home some of this wonder, so I scouted my location ahead of time to find a good vantage point, and dragged my new bride up there at sundown to catch the good light. She didn’t mind, and a print of this picture now hangs in our bedroom. #BeBoundless
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!
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.
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?
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.