Shutter Release: Tips for composition, lighting, dealing with flare and improving your workflow


posted Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST


After a short hiatus, we are back with another round of Shutter Release. For those who are new to the roundup, Shutter Release is our way of sharing more news with you than ever before and sharing some of the great content our colleagues around the web produce. We are dedicated to bringing you the best original content we can, but there are many great articles and videos about photography out there that are outside the wheelhouse of Imaging Resource, including things like lighting tutorials, behind the scenes videos and interesting new gear announcements.

Get those camera trigger fingers ready and let's kick your weekend off with Shutter Release. Today we will be looking at quite a mix of content. We start with a composition guide aimed at giving your subjects room to breathe, a lighting guide from Strobist, tips for budding wildlife photographers, a guide for getting rid of four different types of lens flare and we wrap up with a review of an interesting accessory for editing your images.

Give your subject breathing room and other composition tips - Photography Life

Photographer Spencer Cox has written a new article for Photography Life wherein he discusses composition. In particular, he discusses the concept of giving your subject "room to breathe" in the frame. It's a short article with a few great tips and awesome images, so give it a read.

Using color to tell a story - Strobist

Strobist is an excellent resource for those new to lighting and even for very experienced photographers. A new "Lighting 103" article discusses using color to "evoke time and place" in your work. In this particular post, the concept of using lights and color to evoke a sense of nighttime is discussed. It's an interesting read for any portrait photographer.

How to find animals to photograph - Digital Photography School

I've photographed a lot of wildlife over the years and all wildlife photographers know, it can be a very frustrating experience. Of course, it can also be very rewarding. A new article at Digital Photography School hopes to help turn some of those frustrations into triumphs by offering tips on where and how to see more wildlife. Animals are naturally unpredictable, as is part of their charm and it never hurts to improve your odds.

How to get rid of four different types of lens flare - DIY Photography

The Koldunov Brothers are back with a new video about lens flare. In the video below, they demonstrate examples of different types of flare and how you can deal with them.

Fstoppers reviews the Palette Professional Control Surface - Fstoppers

Fstoppers calls the Palette, a control unit which aims to speed up your image editing, "the most intuitive way to edit your photos." That's a big and promising claim. It's a very informative review so if you're interested in speeding up your workflow, give it a read. The Palette Professional Kit, which is what Fstoppers reviewed, is not cheap. It costs around $500.

Palette "Professional"