Shutter Release: Lightroom tethering, cleaning skin with the clone stamp tool, hiking and more


posted Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 6:30 AM EST


First of all, happy Fourth of July to our American readers. If you plan on shooting fireworks later today, make sure to read our guide about photographing fireworks. In today's edition of Shutter Release, we will look at Lightroom tethering, cleaning skin in Photoshop with the clone stamp tool, read about how hiking informed one photographer's work, online photos with a built-in kill switch and a camera case from Pelican.

Five things to know about tethering in Lightroom - Lightroom Killer Tips

Scott Kelby has made a list of five things you need to know about tethering in Lightroom. The first thing you should know is that not every camera can tether to Lightroom. Manufacturers must supply Adobe with necessary tools for support to take place and unfortunately not every company does so. Next, don't forget that you can hide the heads up display while tethering by holding the Option (or Alt on PC) key. To see the other three tips and tricks, click here

Cleaning skin in Photoshop with the clone stamp tool - ISO 1200

In the video below, Zoë Noble shows how to clean skin using the clone stamp tool in Photoshop. If you want to learn how to clean skin better during retouching, it's a must-watch video.

How hiking has shaped Chris Ramsey Jr.'s photography - Fstoppers

Photographer Chris Ramsey Jr. picked up his first camera to document his hikes in the Appalachian Mountains. This tool for capturing snaps during his hikes gave way to a love of photography as art, but he learned a lot during the early stages of his love affair with photography that he applies to his work to this day. See what he learned here.

Photos with a built-in kill switch with FiveOpenBooks

The makers of Ebblink have a new startup which aims to provide photographers and other users with a built-in kill switch with their uploaded photos. Have you ever wanted to be able to completely delete an image you've uploaded to the web, either for privacy reasons or because the photo only needed to be available for a short period of time? A new startup, FiveOpenBooks LLC, is working to make it so that you can remove a photo from the web even after it's been shared many times. Read about it here

Pelican 1454 hard camera case

Last week, a publicist emailed me to let me know about the Pelican 1454 camera case. This recent hard case has a padded divider set that users can organize to suit their personal camera kit. The case is made from ballistic nylon with Velcro fasteners. The waterproof case is designed to protect your gear from a wide array of conditions. If you need something tough for your photo gear, give it a look.