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    ShutterFest 2015



    It is the best photography conference on the planet!

    If you are tired of the same old conference format and being lost in the crowd, then come enjoy a more intimate setting where you can network with peers and work side by side with some of the leading professional photographers and educators in the world!

    Always looking to challenge the status quo, Sal Cincotta and Shutter Magazine have created an industry first, a photography conference with the top photographers and educators at a price point never before available.

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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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    6hr wedding



    There are generally two types of photographers: those who shoot weddings and those who used to shoot weddings. I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years now. If you can imagine it, I have witnessed it.

    I cringe when I look back at some of the things I did a decade ago. For my first few weddings, I failed to set time constraints. After shooting a 13-hour wedding, I learned I needed better control of my time. We then designed our wedding packages with time limits.

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    controlling natural light



    As we lighting geeks often say, “light is light.” Readers of this column know I’m a big believer in the importance of knowing how to use artificial light from strobes, speedlights and constant light. But through my involvement in several online forums recently, I realized I’ve been neglecting the very important and fundamental subject of controlling and shaping natural light.

    Forums are a great place to take the pulse of the community and find out what people are thinking. After posting questions on several Facebook group pages asking what lighting challenges people needed the most help with, I was surprised ...

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    building relationships



    No matter what you’re shooting, if you’re building a business, it’s going to be built on relationships. Consider everything you think you know about marketing and branding, and start thinking about building relationships—with your community, clients, vendors and other photographers. The success of your business, right down to the quality of your images, is built on the strength of these relationships.

    “Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” –Damon Richards

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