Shutter Release: Stripbox lighting, drone strikes an aircraft & challenges for women in photography


posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:10 AM EST


In today's edition of Shutter Release, we will look at three pieces of interesting photography content. The first is a video about using a strip softbox for outdoor portraiture. Up next is a story about the first official recording of a drone striking a commercial aircraft. Third is an article from a female photographer on what it's like to be a woman in the industry.

Shutter Release is an ongoing series here at Imaging Resource. We share and summarize interesting content we find from around the web. Get your shutter finger ready, it's time for a burst of Shutter Release.

Using a strip softbox for outdoor portraiture - PetaPixel

Photographer Kyle Cong made a video last month showing how to use a strip softbox, or stripbox, on location for outdoor portraiture.

First official recording of a drone striking a commercial aircraft - SLR Lounge

Unfortunately, this felt inevitable. At Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec, Canada, a drone impacted a Skyjet aircraft at a 1,500-foot elevation. The drone was outside of the 3.4-mile radius surrounding Canadian airports, but was flying well above the roughly 300-foot allowable elevation.

Transport Canada released a statement saying, "On October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City. This is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada and I am extremely relieved that the aircraft only sustained minor damage and was able to land safely."

The Honorable Marc Garneau goes on to say, "Although the vast majority of drone operators fly responsibly, it was our concern for incidents like this that prompted me to take action and issue interim safety measures restricting where recreational drones could be flown. I would like to remind drone operators that endangering the safety of an aircraft is extremely dangerous and a serious offence. Anyone who violates the regulations could be subject to fines of up to $25,000 and/or prison. This applies to drones of any size, used for any purpose. All airports, helipads and seaplane bases are 'No Drone Zones' if you do not have permission from Transport Canada. For 2017, to date 1,596 drone incidents have been reported to the department. Of these, 131 are deemed to have been of aviation safety concern."

What is it like for a female photographer? - Fstoppers

Photographer Gabrielle Colton has written an article at Fstoppers about her experiences in the industry as a female photographer. I urge you to go check it out, it's an interesting look at what it's like for at least one woman in the photo industry and the unique challenges that Colton faces because of her gender.