Shutter Release: Uncovering Lightroom edits, outsourcing editing and using a 50mm prime lens


posted Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT


To get your weekend started off on the right foot, we have an assortment of photography articles to share with you on today’s edition of Shutter Release. For those of you unfamiliar with Shutter Release, it’s a roundup article in which we summarize and share content from around the web. Today we will be looking at a website which can tell you the Lightroom edits that were made to an image, a look at the pros and cons of outsourcing your photo editing, Eric Kim’s take on specialization in photography, a video about using photography to effect environmental change and an article on how to make the most of an affordable 50mm f/1.8 lens for portraits.

Pixel Peeper is a new website that can tell you how a photo was edited – Fstoppers

Pixel Peeper, a website developed by Piotr Chmlowski, gives you a readout of edits made to an image in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. All you have to do is drop a JPEG image in the website and it’ll give you the information, provided the files weren’t scrubbed of their metadata, as happens when you upload images to Facebook and Instagram.

The pros and cons of outsourcing your photography editing – Fstoppers

For working pros, editing a large amount of images can cost them time which may be better spent elsewhere. Photographer Jason Vinson reviewed an image editing service for Fstoppers and readers wanted to know if it was worth it. Vinson has written a new article covering the pros and cons of outsourcing your image editing. If you’ve wanted to learn more about having someone else edit your images, give it a read.

Should you be a generalist or specialist photographer? Eric Kim Photography

Street photographer and educator Eric Kim is a prolific writer, adding new content to his blog on a regular basis. One of his recent posts is about specializing in photography. Should you shoot everything or focus in on specific types of work? Read his post to find out what he recommends.

Silent Killers, how photography can help bring awareness to cleaning up the ocean – Fstoppers

How to make the most of a “nifty fifty” 50mm f/1.8 prime lens – Light Stalking

For many photographers, new and experienced alike, a 50mm prime lens holds a valuable place in their kit. The 50mm f/1.8 in particular is a very popular starting spot for photographers. A new article by Taissia Iv at Light Stalking discusses numerous ways in which you can take good advantage of a 50mm prime lens. If you have a nifty fifty lens of your own or think you might purchase one soon, it’s a worthwhile read.