Creative Slumps

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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Cosplay Photography
cosplay photography

Getting Started in Cosplay Photography

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a nerd. I grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. My brother and I would always buy comics at this place called Dexter’s Card & Comics. This is what started my nerdy obsession with superheroes.

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Photography Portfolio
Portfolio Review

Building a Strong Photography Portfolio

As a professional artist, there is nothing more important than your portfolio. This is your calling card in the world of creative. It doesn’t matter how personable you are or how sweet you are, if your work sucks, no one is going to book you.

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Black & White Images
Black & White Photography

Ideas for Impactful Black & White Images

There is just something special about black & white imagery. Perhaps it’s the way we look back at the photographs of the masters like Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh and Ansel Adams to name a few, or perhaps it’s the way old movies have a specific feel to them as we watch them in monochrome.

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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.