Delicious Memories

Real-life food photography at home
By Kristin Zecchinelli Of Shutter Sisters
With the booming age of food photography, foodie blogging, cookbooks and food stylists, where does this leave the everyday cook? There's no food stylist in my home, but lots of good food, fresh ingredients and homemade goodness. Don't be intimated by the amazing world of food photography—instead, let it serve…

The Essence Of Place

Move past the obvious and obligatory to make more expressive images
By Andrea Corrona Jenkins of Shutter Sisters
When I was 18, I traveled to Japan to tour with a dance company. I had also just been formally introduced to photography in a studio art class and had fallen head over heels in love with it. As excited as I was to perform in a foreign country, I…

From The Window Seat

With no expectations or agenda, I literally watched as the world went by and periodically snapped pictures of the mysterious and multifaceted skyscapes from my window seat.
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
Rereading a story I shared in the Shutter Sisters book Expressive Photography, I was reminded of the exact moment I fell in love with photographing views from an airplane window. "On a recent flight from New York back to Los Angeles I found myself easing into the idea of a…

A Perspective Least Expected

Early on in my career as a photographer, I found certain things that I most enjoyed about the job.
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
Early on in my career as a photographer, I found certain things that I most enjoyed about the job. Creating images for clients that had an artistic flare, evoked emotion and, most of all, captured what I call a "perspective least expected." In portrait photography, expression is everything, it's true,…

Silhouettes: Shapes In The Light

As photographers, we generally fixate on things such as focus and light, making sure our subjects are correctly lit, allowing for details to be crisp and clear.
By Kristin Zecchinelli Of Shutter Sisters
As photographers, we generally fixate on things such as focus and light, making sure our subjects are correctly lit, allowing for details to be crisp and clear. Silhouette photography flips all that on its ear; instead of wanting the subject illuminated and in clear detail, we're masking the subject in…

Project 365

January is a time of reflection.
By Meredith Winn Of Shutter Sisters
January is a time of reflection. In the days leading up to the New Year, I hear the sounds of creativity bubbling from those around me as they dip their toes (maybe for the first time or maybe again after time away) into the deep waters of a yearlong photographic…
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