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Staying Competitive in a Saturated Market

In more than 24 years of providing wedding videography services to the greater New York City market and being married to successful wedding photographer, Vanessa Joy, for nearly 12 of them, I’ve had to adapt my business model more than I’d like to admit.

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Children

How I Got the Shot with Barbara Macferrin

I love creating fine art portraiture. For better or worse, I don’t usually visualize a final portrait ahead of time, or have an exact idea of what I want to create. Most of the magic just happens in the moment as I’m shooting, then I make the image come to life in Photoshop.

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Children

5 Expert Tips for Child Photography

As I write this article from New York, it’s mid-April and the world is still grappling with the effects of the coronavirus. I can only assume that by publication date, not much will have changed. My career has always revolved around spreading joy, and like many of you I’ve found the last 15 months or so very challenging with the virus

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Are Print Competitions Worth It?

2014. I will never forget that year. I was in a place with my work where I did not know how to move forward. My friends and colleagues at the time could no longer offer me advice other than “this is amazing.”

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Posing

How to Get the Best Poses Out of Men

When you work as a photographer, you’re often dealing with subjects who aren’t professional models. This puts more responsibility on you to coax good poses out of the subject. Today, I’d like to give you some useful tips for doing this when your subject is a man, or someone who wants to portray a masculine image.

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Maternity

3 Creative Ideas For Your Motherhood Photoshoots

If you’re a photographer and you’ve ever worked with babies, you know how challenging it can be! As a portrait photographer specialized in maternity portraits, my clients often desire another photoshoot after the pregnancy session to have beautiful portraits with their precious baby.

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3 Ways to Achieve Consistency in Wedding Photography

The clothes and sets of each window seamlessly blend harmonious colors and shapes. You can tell, even without looking at the logo, that Armani is Armani. The rich jewel colors of Dolce & Gabbana set against opulent gold trims express a clear identity that leaves an indelible impression on us.

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Beastgrip for Videographers

There’s the Canon R5, the Sony a7s3, the Panasonic S1, the Nikon Z8, and then there’s the smartphone. Don’t think the cameras on today’s mobile devices can hang with the big boys for cinematic mirrorless video quality?

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Film Photography 101: The Foundations of Film

Despite new technologies being added to digital cameras on what seems like a daily basis, Film Photography has steadily been gaining popularity amongst amateur and professional photographers alike in recent years.

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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.