Shutter Release: Savings on education, fixing sunburn in Photoshop, APS-C portraiture and more


posted Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT


Our ongoing Shutter Release series helps connect you to interesting photography stories from around the internet. There is a lot of great content out there and we want to make sure you see as much of it as possible. In today’s edition of Shutter Release, we look at some nice savings at CreativeLive, how to remove sunburn in Photoshop, the utility of an APS-C camera for portraiture, Microsoft ticking off stock photographers and a guide to exposure compensation.

30% off at CreativeLive for National Camera Day

CreativeLive offers users a lot of excellent free live courses covering a wide range of topics, including many about photography. While all live content is free, if you want to own a course forever, you have to buy it. Today only, you can save 30% on courses on CreativeLive. This great deal is to celebrate National Camera Day and what better way to enjoy the day than by learning something new!

How to remove sunburn in Photoshop – Fstoppers

Summer is in full swing here in the northern hemisphere. That means many great things – camping, cookouts and warm weather – but it can also mean sunburn. What can you do if nice candid snaps and portraits are ruined by sunburn? Take those images into Photoshop and fix them with the lessons seen in the video below.

Are APS-C cameras good for portraiture? Fstoppers

You don’t need a full-frame camera to capture great portraits, right? Hans Rosemond’s article and images (seen here) make a strong case that you don’t need a big sensor to capture excellent portraits. It’s a great piece, go check it out.

Microsoft upsets stock photographers – PetaPixel

Although no rules were broken, there is something that just feels off about Microsoft paying as little as $20 for images which can be viewed on nearly half a billion devices. Read about the situation over at PetaPixel.

Guide to understanding and using exposure compensation – Photography Life

No matter what shooting modes you use with your camera, you can often achieve the desired result through the use of exposure compensation. Cameras are great at metering – and getting better all the time – but sometimes exposure compensation is needed for properly exposed images or to bring your creative vision to life. Photography Life has published a very helpful guide to exposure compensation.