Shutter Release: Best lights for product shots, beginner’s guide to retouching & using a cut-out card


posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM EST


Shutter Release is an ongoing series here at Imaging Resource. There are a lot of interesting articles and videos about photography on the internet, but it is impossible to see everything. To help you find content you might otherwise not have seen, we search the web and highlight our favorite content for you in Shutter Release. In today's edition of Shutter Release, we look at a new guide for lighting still life and product shots, an informative and educational video on retouching portraits in Photoshop, using a cut-out card in the field for composition, a new free digital photography course and a video showing how what you wear can affect portraits.

Best lights for still life and product photography - SLR Lounge

When shooting still life photos, the consistency and quality of light is particularly important. For product photographers, the temperature and output from studio lighting is critical. SLR Lounge has published a guide to help determine the best lights for still life and product photography.

A beginner's guide to retouching portraits in Photoshop - Fstoppers

Photographer Anthony Morganti has just published episode nine of his "Getting Started with Photoshop" video series, which is about retouching portraits.

Using a cut-out card in the field to help you compose images - ISO 1200

Photographer Doug McKinlay has made a video for Adorama TV in which he shows the usefulness of a cut-out card in the field.

Alison launches new free digital photography course - Photography Blog

Online education website, Alison, has launched a new digital photography course. Best of all, it's free! You can get a breakdown on digital cameras, basic DSLR settings, image sensors, necessary gear and much more.

What you wear behind the camera can affect portraits - PetaPixel

You probably know that what your subject wears can affect how a portrait looks due to how different colors and materials reflects light. But did you know that what you wear as a photographer matters too? Check out the video below from the Koldunov Brothers to see how.