Shutter Release: Tripod buying tips, new product from Syrp, a versatile portrait lens and more


posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT


In today's Shutter Release roundup, we look at an array of content covering a great mix of topics. This is the objective of Shutter Release, delivering a good mix of interesting photography topics for you to learn a bit about before determining if you want to click on the link to learn more. We are dedicated to delivering the best in original content, but there are many talented content producers spread across the internet, so we also want to make sure you see all of our favorite articles and videos.

Today we look at a video from Kai Wong about buying a tripod, a new product from Syrp, a retrospective on a drone company which "fell to earth," a video about the utility of the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G lens, a guide to exposure compensation and we end on a tutorial about color grading video.

Five things that you should look for when buying a tripod - PetaPixel

Kai Wong has made a video guide covering what you should look for when you are buying a tripod. Tripods are important and for anyone in the market for new camera support, this video is very informative.

Syrp announces Product Turntable

Syrp has announced a new product, the Product Turntable.

A look at Lily Robotics and its journey in the drone industry - WIRED

Lily Drones might sound familiar, the startup made waves a few years ago with a new, self-flying drone which garnered over $30 million in presales and $14 million in additional funding. Earlier this year, only two years after the drone company took in millions from customers and investors, Lily's headquarters were raided by government officials. What happened? Read the great piece at WIRED to learn about the rise and precipitous fall of Lily Robotics.

Photographer discusses the one lens he's used to shoot his entire portfolio - Fstoppers

I buried the lead a bit at the beginning of this roundup, but photographer Nick Pecori built his entire portfolio using a single lens, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G. Hear his thoughts on the lens in the video below.

How and why to use exposure compensation - SLR Lounge

SLR Lounge's Holly Roa has written an article discussing exposure compensation and why it can be useful. If you're coming to grips with shooting in manual modes, it's a good piece to read. Of course, even if you shoot in a fully automatic mode, exposure compensation can be very important for capturing the shots you want.

Guide to color grading when you shoot with multiple cameras - Travel Feels

If you shoot video with multiple cameras, it can be tough to match the look of all the clips. This new video shows you how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to color grade video from multiple cameras.