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11 Bridal Posing Ideas for Photographers

If you’re a wedding photography fanatic like me (almost 20 years in the biz!) then you know how important it is to capture the bride’s best features in all the pictures you take, whether candid or staged.

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Fine Art Portraits
Posing

Six Steps to Fine Art Portraits

The most common question I’m asked is how I come up with my ideas for Fine Art Portraits. I have a notebook filled with possible next creations. My biggest regret is having more ideas than I can ever create in this lifetime.

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Photographing Children
Children

Tips for Photographing Children

We love shooting baby portraits. More specifically, we love simple, minimalist portraits that keep all of the attention on that adorable little subject.

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Commercial Photography

Crafting a Career in Commercial Photography

It was 2012 and both of us owned businesses that were hit hard by the Not So Great Recession of 2008. Cory was a partner in a post-production video company and I was a partner in a company that designed, developed and manufactured technical apparel.

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Lighting

Creative Ways To Use Feathered Light

Photography is a creative space that is always changing. From new ideas to old, from old techniques to new. It is always changing, and the rules are being broken all the time. The old school advice has given way to the new cool techniques.

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3 Tips for Beginning Photographers

When starting a business, there is a lot of pressure and urgency to be successful. From the moment we begin, many entrepreneurs, myself included, are off to the races with no clear path or direction on how to get to their desired destination.

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Creative Slumps
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Conquer Creative Slumps Effectively

I’d like to start by talking about a window. A broken window, specifically. A man by the name of Nathan Howe introduced this idea with his own story of a broken window, wherein a child threw a ball through his window and shattered it, so they boarded it up.

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Photography training and education for the modern photographer

In today’s competitive landscape, quality online photography training and education is priceless to your growth. Unfortunately, most publications contain a ton of fluff. No real meat to their content. Not at Shutter Magazine. We are committed to the photography community and improving professional photography by providing current, insightful, and in-depth educational content.

Training topics include photography lighting techniques, photography off-camera flash tips, photography posing guides, photography business concepts and marketing strategies, Facebook for photographers, boudoir and glamour photography training, high-school senior photography concepts, IPS (In-Person Sales) strategies, family photography, lightroom tutorials, photoshop how-tos, and much, much more.

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Sal Cincotta created Behind the Shutter to give back to the world of photography. As an up and coming photographer, Sal was struggling to find answers to basic questions. Most of the magazines out there were filled with fluff. Sal needed and wanted to create something that would challenge photographers, something that would educate them.

Sal, an active wedding and portrait photographer in the St Louis metro area, wanted to bring a sense of real world understanding to the magazine and photography education. 

Our mission is to create and elevate the photography community by providing relevant and timely education. At Behind the Shutter, we believe that an educated photography community will raise the bar for all photographers around the world.