Shutter Release: Rim lights, new flash from Elinchrom, Christmas in July and creating a speedy website


posted Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT


Shutter Release is a regular feature on Imaging Resource and our way of delivering more news to you than ever before. We are dedicated to bringing you the best original content we can, but we also want to share some of the great content other photographers around the web create. Shutter Release includes a wide variety of topics from news about new gear to tutorials and everything in between.

Today's Shutter Release includes four videos, three of which are about lighting. A fourth article we want to share is a great guide for photographers who have or are building a dedicated photography website. Let's get started.

Guide to adding rim lights - ISO 1200

Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography has created a great video guide to setting up and using rim lights in your portrait photography. Rim lights help you create separation between your subject and the background, which is a very useful skill to learn.

Lighting with the new Elinchrom ELB 1200 - ISO 1200

Elinchrom has introduced the ELB 1200, a new, fast portable flash head. The high-speed flash is capable of 1/8850s flash duration at 172Ws power. Photographer Michael Clark tested it out. You can see it in action below.

Using Christmas lights for portraiture - DIY Photography

It's Christmas in July for Joe Edelman. Bring your Christmas lights out of seasonal storage. You can use the lights to create dreamy, inexpensive portrait backdrops that offer a unique look.

Speed up your photography portfolio by exporting smarter - Fstoppers

If you have an online photography portfolio or website set up to show off your best work, the last thing you want is for viewers or prospective clients to be forced to wait a long time for your images to load. Photographer Ryan Cooper has written a guide for helping you export your images in a more efficient way and ensure that your site loads quickly.