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2-Minute Critique

2-Minute Critiques | Episode 18

Want to learn photography? Want to learn how to be a better photographer? There is no better way to gain valuable photography education than to learn from the mistakes of others.

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Technique

What’s in Sal Cincotta’s Wedding Bag 2020

Having the right gear as a wedding photographer is crucial to getting the right results. In this video, Sal Cincotta, Canon Explorer of Light and Profoto Legend of Light, will walk you through the lenses he chooses for his wedding day coverage. 

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2-Minute Critique

2-Minute Critiques | Episode 17

Want to learn photography? Want to learn how to be a better photographer? There is no better way to gain valuable photography education than to learn from the mistakes of others.

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One-Light Dramatic Portraits with the B10+
5 Days of Learning with Profoto

Creating Dramatic Outdoor Portraits With 1 Light Using the B10+

Dramatic portraits are easier to create than you might think. In this video I show you how to create these images straight out of camera without any photoshop. No sky swaps. Learn how to master your lighting and you will create portraits that allow your images to stand out from the crowd.

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Balancing Flash & Natural Light with the Profoto A1
5 Days of Learning with Profoto

Balancing Flash & Natural Light With the Profoto A1

Even natural light photographers should learn how to use flash with their outdoor portraits. Why? Because flash, if used correctly, will allow you to fill in those shadows without blowing out your highlights. It doesnt have to be hard. In this video, I will show you how a little pop…

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5 Days of Learning with Profoto

Headshot Photography Lighting: Part 1

5 Days of Learning with Sal Cincotta Join professional photographer Sal Cincotta, for five days of virtual learning with Profoto!Tune in here at 1PM Central Time on May 14, 2020 for FREE online photography training. Sal Cincotta will share educational and inspirational how-to videos over five days to help all…

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5 Days of Learning with Profoto

Headshot Photography Lighting: Part 2

5 Days of Learning with Sal Cincotta Join professional photographer Sal Cincotta, for five days of virtual learning with Profoto!Tune in here at 1PM Central Time on May 14, 2020 for FREE online photography training. Sal Cincotta will share educational and inspirational how-to videos over five days to help all…

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5 Days of Learning with Profoto

Photography Lighting Q&A With Sal Cincotta

Are you looking to up your lighting game? Join Sal Cincotta in this Q&A session where he takes your photography lighting questions and talks about the lighting he used in some recent videos.

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Creating Dynamic Portraits With A Reflector

Creating dynamic portraits using a reflector is not as simple as you might think at first. Understanding the lighting from the scene will help you determine the best place to position your reflector. On this shoot, Sal uses the sun as a kicker light, while using the reflector to create a nice even fill.

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2-Minute Critique

2-Minute Critiques | Episode 16

Want to learn photography? Want to learn how to be a better photographer? There is no better way to gain valuable photography education than to learn from the mistakes of others.

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3 Tips for Sharper Images with Sal Cincotta
Technique

3 Tips to Taking Sharper Images

As photographers, taking sharp images is crucial to the final results. In this video, professional photographer, Sal Cincotta, shows you three how-to photography tips that will instantly show you how to create better and sharper photos.

By avoiding these 3 common photography mistakes, you will instantly improve your photography and start taking sharper images.

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5 Ways to Use Off-Camera Light on a Wedding Day

You can easily practice these concepts on regular objects around the house or on a planned practice session with one or two people. Some of these concepts are easier to pull off than others, and with great planning and preparation, you can allot yourself the time to experiment on a wedding day. Introduce off-camera flash slowly at first, while leaning on your natural light work to get the safe shots. Once you feel confident you have a strong body of natural light work to lean on, you’ll have less pressure on you should your OCF images not work out. I make a point to not show the back of the camera images to couples if I’m not confident in the end result. The last thing I want to deal with is a couple feeling like they are missing images you showed them on their wedding day.

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When Disaster Strikes: Wedding Photographer Nightmares

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know the entire world is dealing with Covid-19 and the aftermath of this has yet to be realized. Panic and desperation are challenging small business owners around the world. So much uncertainty. So much still to be realized as every day delivers more bad news. If you are like me, I am just looking for some positive news. Any glimmer of hope that things will return to normal sometime soon. 

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Lighting

Low-Cost Location Lighting

Successfully controlling the harsh light from the sun requires two inexpensive tools: a diffusion panel to soften the light and one or more reflectors to bounce light, fill in unwanted shadows, and create accent light. Both of these tools are available in a wide variety of models, build qualities, features, sizes, and price points. The good news is you can pick up basic models of both tools that do the job well for around $100. Not too bad for professional location lighting! Ideally you’ll also want a light-duty stand to use with the reflector and a sandbag or two to keep things stable in the event of windy conditions.

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Recently On Behind the Shutter

Shooting Like A World Traveler, At Home

Most of us love to travel. The excitement of new locations, new scenery, fresh ideas. It inspires us and feeds our creative soul. If you’re like me, I tend to put a lot of planning and creative energy towards shoots that take place while I’m traveling. I look forward to it, marking these shoots as standout portfolio builders and points of growth. But, have you ever stopped to think about all the missed opportunities for amazing shots right in our own backyards?

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5 Rules for Better Photography Pricing

The problem can usually be narrowed down to business skills, although sometimes a bad personality peeks its nasty head in. But even if the marketing is good and the business sense is great, some serious bankruptcy-causing mistakes can be made in the pricing area. Let’s take a look at the basic structures of pricing so you can avoid common pitfalls.

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What is behind the shutter?

Behind the Shutter is a free online photography training and educational resource created to help both professional and amateur photographers run successful photography businesses – covering lighting, posing, social media, marketing, post-production, pricing, sales and more.

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. 

Shutter Magazine

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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