Shutter Release: Borderless printing in LR, guide to ISO 400 films, Big Mac portrait challenge & more
posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
Today's a good day for Canon fans with the announcement of the Canon EOS M100 and four new lenses: the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L, TS-E 135mm f/4L and new 85mm f/1.4L IS USM portrait prime. Let's make it a good day for all photographers with an interesting blend of photo-related content from around the web in today's Shutter Release roundup.
We will be looking at how to set up borderless printing in Lightroom, watch a video guide to every 35mm ISO 400 film available, an opinion piece about Instagram by street photographer Eric Kim, a list of five books every photographer must read and we will finish with a video showing how you can utilize a Big Mac box to help take great portraits. As you can see, it's an eclectic mix today.
For many photographers, Lightroom is the starting and ending place of their photo editing process. And for good reason, the software is a very capable cataloging and editing tool. It can do even more than that, though, it also has a dedicated "Print" module. Scott Kelby shared a guide to setting up borderless (edge to edge) printing inside of Lightroom. If you want to start printing in Lightroom or simply learn more about the process, give it a look.
If you love film and have an hour to spare, this video is for you. Denae & Andrew have given a massive overview of a wide array of black and white 35mm films with ISO 400 speed, including JCH Streetpan, Ilford films, Rollei, Kodak and much more.
Eric opens his latest article about Instagram imploring people who enjoy it to continue to use it. Nonetheless, he wants to share why he stopped using the platform. The first reason he offers is that it is just an advertising platform. To some extent, I think that's true. And not only is someone making money off your work, it isn't always you. For some, that could be a big problem. Instagram might not be providing as much exposure as you think it does either, as it's a closed platform which isn't indexed by Google. Eric has more reasons why he isn't a fan of Instagram, give it a read here.
Federico Alegria has compiled a list of five books every photographer should read over at Light Stalking. The list includes "The Complete Guide to Black and White Digital Photography" by Michael Freeman, "Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography" by Roland Barthes, "On Photography" by Walter Benjamin and more. Check out the full list here.
Yes, you read that right, using a Big Mac box as a lighting modifier. You can use many unusual items in your pursuit of great photos, you just have to be creative and have a good understanding of how light works with different materials. The video below is part of a photo challenge series with professional photographer Philippe Echaroux, who usually uses Hasselblad and Elinchrom's highest-end equipment. In the video, he is tasked with taking portraits with an iPhone, a flashlight and a Big Mac box. He captures some really nice shots, even with the minimal gear.