Shutter Release: Lens fog, Phase One IQ3 Achromatic is now shipping and Photoshop tutorials for beginners


posted Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:55 PM EDT


It's nearly the weekend and what better way to kick off the first weekend in August than with a variety of interesting photography topics from around the web? In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at how to deal with pesky lens fog, go behind the scenes with a pair of pros and the new Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic and look at new Photoshop video tutorials from Adobe. There are a lot of videos to view, so let's get to it.

Dealing with lens fog - SLR Lounge

Depending on your climate, foggy lenses may be a regular occurrence for you. Leaving an air conditioned area and heading out into hot and humid temps in August is a recipe for a lot of condensation on your lenses, which slows you down in the field and can lead to streaks on your lens. How can you fight the fog? Photographer David Bergman wants to help you keep your lenses clear in the latest episode of "Two Minute Tips" for Adorama TV.

Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic is now shipping

Phase One's latest 100-megapixel digital back, the IQ3 100MP Achromatic, has started shipping. The medium format camera captures no color data whatsoever, which eschews the need for the Bayer color filter, resulting in even more detail being captured. Photographers Steve Gosling and Rick Wenner went hands-on with the new digital back, which you can see in the links above and the videos below.

For more sample images, see here. It appears to be a very impressive, albeit niche, piece of camera technology.

Adobe offers new tutorials for Photoshop

Adobe has uploaded seven Photoshop tutorials aimed at beginners. You can see the full list of videos here, but I have also embedded a few of them below.