Shutter Release: 3 videos about lighting techniques, dramatic black and white images and more

In our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release, we share and summarize interesting photography content we see from around the web. It could be video tutorials about Photoshop, an opinion piece about a new camera or really anything that we think our readers would enjoy seeing. We are dedicated to bringing you the best original content we can, but we also want to share the great work our colleagues are doing as well.

Today's Shutter Release kicks off with a pair of lighting videos from two regularly-featured photographers on...
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MBP Companion App Update (Podcast 590)

Today I really just have an announcement for all of the listeners that use our MBP Companion iPhone App, which is currently showing a message about not being supported by the imminent new release of iOS, which is version 11.
You may recall that I mentioned a few weeks ago, that I had started studying how to develop iOS applications, because the app that someone kindly made for us as a companion for the Podcast a number of years ago, will no longer be supported by iOS 11, which will be released very soon now. When opened my app is
DoF Calc iPhone
DoF Calc iPad Landscape
App ND Calc
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Adobe Spark Gets Much Needed Feature Improvements, Flexible Branding, New CC Plan

Adobe Spark Gets Much Needed Feature Improvements, Flexible Branding, New CC Plan Adobe Spark has been the brand’s relatively recent jump into a range of both online and mobile products that make it easy for anyone to create well-designed content including videos, web pages, and graphics. For creatives that fancy themselves better image creators than designers of promotional flyers or small web experiences or for DIY small business owners, Adobe Spark hopes to fill in the gaps and make it both easy and fast to design range of content types for your business. Today, Adobe released some much needed updates that mark the start of what Spark always should have been. [ Continue reading "Adobe Spark Gets Much Needed Feature Improvements, Flexible Branding, New CC Plan"

10 Best Photography Apps for Mac in 2017

With the rise of digital cameras and high quality camera phones, more people than ever have become interested in photography. While learning proper shooting techniques will take you a long way towards capturing great photos, it’s important to have the proper editing tools as well. Here are the current ten best photography apps for Mac, sorted by price (least expensive to most expensive).

1. GIMP

PriceFree download. One of the photography apps for Mac that is a direct competitor of Photoshop, GIMP provides many of the powerful features of you find in Photoshop without the monthly price tag.
Gimp for Mac
Fotor Photo Editor for Mac
ACDsee for Mac
Photozoom for Mac
InPaint for Mac
Pixelmator for Mac
Capture One for Mac
Photoshop Elements for Mac
AfterShot Pro for Mac
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Lighting Black Faces: Mic Interviews ‘Insecure’ Director of Photography Ava Berkofsky

Lighting Black Faces: Mic Interviews 'Insecure' Director of Photography Ava Berkofsky Any photographer who has photographed or recorded multiple skin tones on film will know that lighting suitable for one skin type won't always work for another. Exposing for a dark skin tone may blow out a lighter skinned companion, and lighting for a pale skin tone may leave a darker skinned person in the shadows. So how do you properly light dark skin? Xavier Harding recently interviewed Ava Berkofsky, HBO's director of photography for the show "Insecure," for Mic to find out what her techniques are for lighting the show's black actors. [ Read More ]