Shutter Release: Blurb releases new layflat photo books, night portraiture & using ACR to fix distortion


posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT


In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will take a look at a new photo book from Blurb, a behind the scenes video with Mathieu Stern and a new LED light and using Adobe Camera Raw to fix perspective distortions.

When we find interesting photography content around the web, we often share and summarize it in our regular Shutter Release feature.

Blurb introduces new layflat photo books - Blurb

Blurb has introduced a new way to publish and share your images. The new layflat photo books offers seamless double-page spreads and utilizes special double-thick paper. CEO of Blurb, Todd Larsen, says of the new product, "We worked hard to create a book that retains the bookstore-quality look and feel valued by creative professionals and personal book-makers who use the Blurb platform. Creating new layout possibilities, layflat allows customers across skill levels to tell their story in an impactful way, from personal vacation books, to wedding books, to portfolios."

Blurb's new layflat photo book

The new layflat books start at just under US$50 for 20 pages in Blurb's Small Square (7 x 7-inch book) and offers a maximum of 110 pages across all five of Blurb's photo book sizes, which range up to 13 x 11 inches. To learn more, visit Blurb.

Photographer hits the nighttime streets with prototype LED light - Mathieu Stern

Although the product is still in prototype stage, 20 year old French inventor Charlie Verne offered photographer Mathieu Stern a chance to try out a new LED lighting product Verne has been working on. It's very cool and Stern uses it to make a variety of neat, colorful nighttime portraits.

Using Adobe Camera Raw to fix perspective distortion - Photoshop Training Channel

Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel's latest video helps you learn to use the automatic upright tool in Adobe Camera Raw to fix perspective distortion in your photographs.