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…

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…

The Landscape Of Black-And-White

Living in a Southern California beach community comes with a lot of things, or perhaps better said, a lot of trade-offs.
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
Living in a Southern California beach community comes with a lot of things, or perhaps better said, a lot of trade-offs. We get the splendor of the Pacific Ocean, and we get the huge population that wants to enjoy it. We get moderate—okay, beautiful—weather all year long, and we get…

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…
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