Shutter Release: Film effect in LR, photography tax in Italy, GoPro profitable and creativity in neuroscience
posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM EST
Shutter Release is our way of sharing more photography content with you. There are many excellent articles and videos out there, some of which we share and summarize here in Shutter Release. Today's content includes a tutorial for creating a faded photo effect in Lightroom, a story about an Italian town requiring photographers to purchase permits, good news for GoPro and an article from The Verge about creativity.
The faded film-like effect is definitely a popular one. In a new Lightroom tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson with Tutvid shows us how to create the effect using a variety of sliders and curves within Lightroom.
The picturesque coastal town of Positano, Italy will now require professional photographers to pony up 1,000 euros (which is around US$1,160) for a permit. Amateurs are safe from the permit requirements, but nonetheless, that's a lot of money to pay up front. If you intend to make money with any of the photos you're capturing in the popular location, you're required to pay the tax. Let's hope this doesn't start a trend, photography is expensive enough as it is. You can learn more about this new permit requirement here.
It wasn't that long ago that GoPro seemed to be in big trouble. Thanks in part to the recent announcement of HERO6, GoPro has turned in its first profitable quarter in years. Of course, it is worth remembering that a string of layoffs may also be partially responsible for the better financial performance of the company, after all, reducing costs is one way to become more profitable. Nonetheless, their new products are very exciting and it'll be interesting to see what the company has up its sleeve for 2018.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman has written a book in collaboration with composer Anthony Brandt, "The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World." The Verge recently interviewed the duo about creativity. You can read the interview here. It's a very interesting look at how we may best describe the creative process and better understand how it relates to the human brain.