Weather Permitting

Use both expected and unexpected changes in the weather to create striking, more intimate images of your subjects
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
Shooting in the great outdoors can be a challenging, yet rewarding creative endeavor. No matter the genre of photography—portraits, lifestyle, landscapes, etc.—working amidst the elements can be as labor-intensive as setting up an entire studio shoot, but in a totally different way. Photographers working outdoors are up against a great…

Onward And Upward

Simple strategic moves that can help you get focused, inspired and noticed
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
The desire and drive to continually improve one’s craft is something that creatives share. It’s as though there’s always the next skill to master, the next step to take or the next level to reach. There are infinite ways to grow and evolve as artists, photographers and businesspeople, but it’s…

An Everyday Opportunity

How a photo project with purpose and deadlines can ignite creativity
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
Creative inspiration can come in a number of ways. Quite often it hits when we least expect it. There's no denying when it strikes us, when we are reignited with photographic passion to capture the world around us with fresh eyes. But what happens when we don't want to wait?…

Room For Improvement

Don’t give up on an image when one element or another isn’t cooperating—consider transforming color photos to monochrome
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
Being intentional with my photography is always in the forefront of my mind. My creative process, like many artists, often includes careful consideration and a lot of forethought. In my professional work, that can translate into plotting, planning and time-consuming setup. I can recall working in the studio, capturing portraits…

The Deliberate Divide

The rules of composition are fundamental to creating great photos—and any great art
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
When it comes to photography, I’m big on storytelling. I know that part of why I’m drawn to capturing photographs is because of the stories that can be told through the beauty and wonder of the ordinary. Ironically, of all the photography classes and lessons I’ve taught (both online and…

Look To The Sky

As a backdrop or even your main subject, explore “skyscapes” to add a different perspective to your scenic photography
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
No matter where I go, no matter what I do, I find myself shooting skyscapes again and again. My location makes no matter. The sky, to me, never looks the same way twice; vast, expansive, clear, cloudy, blue, pink or even ombré (my favorite), the sky can be a source…
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