Push Your Creativity

5 Ways to Push Your Creativity In 2022

Ever feel creatively stalled? We all do from time to time, but successful photographers know how to break out of their creative slump. Here are some of the ways I’ve learned to push myself and grow over my career.

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Family Photography

Candid Photography Poses

Candid photography poses. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? It’s not though. In elementary school science class we learned that with every action there is a reaction, right?

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Make Money
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Make More Money as a Wedding Photographer

At ShutterFest in 2018, Gary realized there was definitely something missing. We cared so deeply for our clients but until that point, we hadn’t considered or truthfully hadn’t even known much about IPS.

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Posing Ideas
Recently On Behind the Shutter

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

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

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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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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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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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.