Shutter Release: Good photos in bad locations, street photography in Tokyo, Spekular LED lights & more


posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM EDT


We have five videos to discuss and share in today's Shutter Release roundup. The videos run the gamut and offer a lot of variety in content covered. We start with three tips for shooting better photos in bad locations. Next up is street photography from Japan. After that we look at a new video from Joe Edelman about the very cool and customizable Spekular LED lights and then watch a Q&A from Phlearn about printing and posing non-models. Finally, we will finish with a video about smart filters in Photoshop.

For new readers of Shutter Release, it is a regular ongoing roundup series here at Imaging Resource. We work hard to bring you the best in original content, but we also feel it is important to share the work of our colleagues around the web. Content ranges from small bits of news to long tutorial videos and much in between.

Three tips for better photos in bad locations - Manny Ortiz

Regularly-featured photographer Manny Ortiz has a new video covering taking better photos in bad locations. It's not always the case that where you're shooting is going to be an awesome and picturesque location, but that doesn't mean you can't still capture great images. Sometimes it just takes a bit of creativity. Learn some helpful tips in the video below.

Street photography in Tokyo - Joe Allam

Travel photographer Joe Allam was recently in Tokyo and did some street photography. In the video below, Joe takes the Fujifilm X100F and Canon 7D Mark II on the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo.

Spekular LED photography lights hands-on - Joe Edelman

If you missed Joe's first video about LED lighting we featured last week, click here. This second video, seen below, is about Spekular LED lighting, which is a modular lighting system. It's a very impressive and customizable lighting setup.

Phlearn Q&A about printing and posing non-models - Phlearn

Aaron Nace of Phlearn has a regular Q&A feature where he answers questions submitted by readers. The latest episode of this is seen below and features tips on printing and how to pose non-models.

How to use smart filters in Photoshop - PiXimperfect

Smart filters in Photoshop offer a lot of versatility. The video below shows how to utilize them in conjunction with multiple filters, blend modes, masks and opacity to create incredible effects.