Shutter Release: Smartphone videos, new filter holder for Sony 12-24mm and many tips for outdoor portraits


posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM EST


Our regular Shutter Release feature is a chance to share with you great photography content from around the web, such as interesting opinion pieces and enlightening tutorials. While we are dedicated to bringing out the best in original content, there are many talented photographers out there producing content we want you to see.

In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at smartphone video tips, a filter holder for the new Sony FE 12-24mm lens, DIY triangle LED video, a behind the scenes look at outdoor portraits with different lighting and we will finish on a related note with a video about outdoor portrait composition.

10 tips for better smartphone video recording - SLR Lounge

Kai Wong may have split from DigitalRev, but that hasn't slowed him down any with creating new content. His latest video is all about shooting better smartphone videos.

NiSi releases new 150mm filter holder for Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G lens

Sony's new FE 12-24mm f/4 G lens has proven to be a great new ultra-wide angle zoom lens. For users who want to use filters with the ultra-wide lens, NiSi has a new 150mm filter holder designed to offer a vignette-free shooting experience with filters on the lens, even at 12mm. It's available on Amazon for $170

New NiSi 150mm filter holder for the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 lens

Unique catch lights with this DIY triangle ring LED - Fstoppers

Balancing natural and artificial light - SLR Lounge

When shooting outdoor portraits, you have to decide if you want to rely solely on natural light or introduce artificial light. In addition to the many different ways there are to use natural light, there are similarly a lot of options to utilize artificial light outdoors. Photographer Brittany Smith wrote a great behind-the-scenes guide for SLR Lounge in which she breaks down different ways to utilize natural and artificial light for outdoor portraiture.

Tips for improving outdoor portrait composition - Fstoppers