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Beautiful Proof

The fine art of turning an honest lens on oneself
By Kristin Zecchinelli Of Shutter Sisters
We live in the age of the "selfie," one-armed snapshots of ourselves, alone or with friends, mugging for our own cameras. The Oxford Dictionaries even named "selfie" 2013's Word of the Year. I think all this duck-lip, doe-eyed snapping is giving the selfie a bad rap. "My typical style of…

The Process Of Processing

On the art of making creative choices after capture
By Tracey Clark of Shutter Sisters
Over the years, I've been asked a ton of questions about photo editing. Even beyond the obvious inquiries regarding topics like what editing software I use, I've fielded more philosophical—even ethical—questions about the practice of photo editing. In these conversations, the word that has come up more than any other…

Taking Wing

Inspiration can come to visit at anytime.
By Tracey Clark of Shutter Sisters
Inspiration can come to visit at anytime. There's no telling when something wonderful might fly in and land right in front of our lenses, setting our photographic souls soaring. As for this past spring, inspiration was, indeed, something that flapped, flew and quite literally landed, or perhaps a better word…

Underwater World

As an everyday photographer, I'm drawn to capture the watery reflective mood and shared experience of swimming.
By Meredith Winn
As an everyday photographer, I'm drawn to capture the watery reflective mood and shared experience of swimming. I'm able to do this by taking my camera underwater with me to shoot my family's water play in creative ways. It's not just the vibrant colors I'm able to find in clear…

Art Of The Diptych

When two photos are better than one
By Kristin Zecchinelli Of Shutter Sisters
We strive in photography to shoot "the shot," often concentrating on one singular image at a time. This is how I, too, shoot most days, but I also love going through a shoot, or filtering through my own archives, seeing how certain images seem to want to be together. Alone…

Discovering Magic

I've always enjoyed shooting out of focus (on purpose) for images that feel more like dreams than reality.
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
It's amazing to me that after all these years immersed in the world of photography, I still find myself stumbling onto techniques—both technical and creative—that I never knew existed. I guess it shouldn't surprise me, considering I'm neither a school-taught photographer nor an avid manual reader, and have always subscribed…
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