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.

Faded photo effect in Lightroom - Tutvid

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.

Positano, Italy now requires permits for pros - Fstoppers

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.

GoPro profitable again - Fstoppers

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.

How does creativity work? - The Verge

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.