Shutter Release: Fashion retouching, 3 lenses shoot the same model, abstract macros at home & more
posted Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST
Happy first day of fall, Imaging Resource readers in the northern hemisphere. We'll kick off autumn with four pieces of interesting photography content for you to enjoy. We start with a video about high-end fashion retouching. We then move to a cool new video from Mathieu Stern, who is always up to something intriguing with old or otherwise odd optics. After that, we look at some abstract photos and how to make them using boiling water. Finally, we finish with a video about shooting portraits with a smartphone.
Shutter Release is an ongoing feature here at Imaging Resource wherein we share and summarize content from around the web, ranging from articles and smaller news to tutorials and behind-the-scenes videos. Basically, it's our way to share cool stuff we find that might not otherwise fit the mold of a standalone article.
Pratik Naik is one of the best in the retouching business. Naik, along with Andrea Belluso, have published a really neat video showing their retouching work in action. At the highest level of photography, it is not uncommon for retouching to be treated as a specialized skill and it's easy to see why in this video.
Mathieu Stern is a French photographer with something of an obsession for vintage lenses. He adapts many different kinds of lenses to his Sony A7 II and has a very active YouTube channel. The latest video from this channel can be viewed below. This time Stern has three lenses, a Konica Hexanon 28mm f/3.5, Industar 50-2 50mm f/3.5 and Minolta Rokkor 100mm f/2.5 and he has photographed the same model with all three of them. It's neat to see how different the lenses are in action, which is not too surprising given their different focal lengths.
You don't need to leave the comforts of home for neat shooting opportunities. Photographer Micael Widell, equipped with a Sony A7 and Sigma 150mm macro lens, shows you to how to photograph boiling water and shows how neat the images can turn out.
COOPH has eight tips for you to improve your smartphone portraits. You almost always have your phone with you, you should not hesitate to at least try to capture a nice portrait when the opportunity presents itself.