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    How I got the shot

    Every month we will explore the cover shot in-depth to dissect how we got the shot.

    It gives me an opportunity to showcase the behind-the-scenes like never before. There are so many images we look at that make us wonder about the “how.” How did they make that shot? Sometimes it’s the smallest of details that can spark our imagination. I hope that by sharing the details of the shoot, we can spark some new ideas and creativity for you as an artist.

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    shutter network

    What is Shutter Network? Shutter Network is all about free online photography training. Shutter Network is the next evolution of Behind the Shutter. It’s real photography education delivered to you in a format that matches your busy lifestyle. Clear and concise information provided by real working professionals. Not just professional photographers, but professionals in their respective industries.

    We are going to bring to you experts from around the world to discuss legal and business issues, branding, search engine optimization, pricing, copyright, sales, social media, building a portfolio, and the plethora of issues you face as a business owner.

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    Location Scouting

    The process for ensuring a photo shoot goes according to plan involves three key ingredients: concept, wardrobe and location. In this article, I dive into locations and the tricky business of planning properly so there are no surprises the day of.

    Last August, we flew out to San Francisco to shoot Lenny and Melissa Volturo’s wedding. This was a two-day event for us—we decided to keep the first day dedicated to their ceremony and creatives in San Francisco so we wouldn’t have to rush before their reception that night. We knew we wanted to spend day two focusing on epic images. We had an entire day to shoot, so I started my research with Google..

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    Impactful Images

    Because I shoot so many genres, other shooters sometimes ask how I describe my style. And because I’m the most immature human on the planet, my answer is usually: “My style is badass!”

    When a person looks at my images, I want a strong reaction, regardless of genre. I’m not one to shoot with a lot of hidden meaning or with a message. I’m just not that smart. I shoot images that I think are going to be cool, strong and impactful. The reaction I want from every photo is: “Damn! That is a badass image!” This month, I cover five techniques that can be combined or used independently to help you get that same reaction.

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