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Fun Family Portrait Session

I loved this video of a fun family portrait session from Matt Mason Photography. Looked like they had lots of fun, and Matt captured some really excellent and unique family portraits in an urban setting. These “fusion” videos that combine still images with video footage are all the rage, and can help your photography business stand out in a crowded market. Enjoy the video below, and be sure to come join in the fun over at Shuttermom University for more photo tips and photography business coaching. See you there!

Shuttermom University Membership Drive!

Hi There!  We are holding a membership drive over at Shuttermom University!  If we can add 200 new members to S.U by the end of the day on Saturday, August 14th, then I’ll be giving away a Canon 7D SLR on the member’s side!  So, spread the word and come join in the fun at  Just $29 gets you a full six month’s worth of photography inspiration and business coaching!  See you there.

Travel and Landscape Photography with Karl Taylor

Watch Karl as he conducts a sunrise shoot at the Eiffel Tower.  I love listening to him (that accent is the best!) and he always has some helpful tips to share.  Enjoy the video, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and business coaching!  Read more about the iPad giveaway that is going on here.  See you there!

iPad Giveaway From Shuttermom University?

Hi Everyone!

Did you know that is turning 6 years old this month?  It is hard to believe.  To celebrate, I want to give away something that is super-fun:  an iPad!  Here’s the deal:  Starting today, if we can get 65 new members to join Shuttermom University by the end of the day on Friday (11:59 pm, June 25th), I’ll be giving away one 16 GB wi-fi iPad on the members only side of the site (valued at $500)!

To sweeten the deal, I have some special coupon codes that you can use to save on your membership.

Save 20% on a six month membership (use coupon code save20percent)

Save 30% on a one year membership (use coupon code save30percent)

Save 50% on a lifetime membership (use coupon code save50percent)

Just go to and click the “join” button to get started. Then, enter the coupon code of your choice when you check out.

The coupons are good this week only, so don’t miss out.

Looking forward to having you as a member of our community!

UPDATE: We added 15 new members on June 22nd!  50 To go!

UPDATE:  We’ve added 22 members so far!  43 to go!

Shuttermom University Video Tour

Want to see what’s new for Shuttermom University?  Watch the video below.  See you there!

Exciting New Giveaway From Erin Manning and Westcott!

Hi There!

I am so pleased to be able to offer this week’s great giveaway thanks to the generosity of Erin Manning and Westcott Lighting.

Home Studio Lighting Kit

Home Studio Lighting Kit

Here’s a note from Erin, detailing the lighting kit:

I’m really excited to tell you about my new partnership with FJ Westcott/PhotoBasics! We’ve teamed up to bring you the All-In-One Home Studio Lighting Kit.

Now you can create beautiful, professional-looking photographs in the comfort of your own home. It’s the first home studio lighting kit truly designed for the family photographer.

What sets this lighting kit apart from others is the cool to the touch, florescent bulbs that are daylight balanced and provide a consistent light source – so you can use them with still photography and video. They emit a clean, white light, similar to window light, draw very little energy, they’re durable and safe to use around the house, and very affordable.

PLUS you receive an educational DVD where I provide lessons on how to set up the kit and easy to follow tutorials showing you how to take beautiful, professional-looking photographs.
Get Creative! (A tutorial video from the educational DVD)
Short bio:
Erin Manning is a professional photographer, teacher and television personality living in Los Angeles, California. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly-award-winning TV series The Whole Picture. She has also appeared as the techno-lifestyle guru on Enable Your Home and is author of Portrait and Candid Photography, published by Wiley. She helps people understand photography and technology by translating technical mumbo-jumbo into everyday words and by facilitating their learning with a clear, friendly teaching style.

The PhotoBasics website with info and purchasing locations

Here’s how to enter:
1.  Follow Erin Manning on Twitter:
2.  Follow Shuttermom on Twitter:
3.  Retweet the following (don’t forget the URL):  @shutter_mom is giving away a Photo Basics Home Studio Lighting Kit

Want to enter more than once?  You can, provided you do one of the following for each extra entry:
1.  Post about the giveaway (including the link to this blog post) on any of your social networks.
2.  Post about the giveaway (including the link to this blog post) on any of your photography forums.
3.  Subscribe to Shuttermom Weekly (go to and submit your email address in the blue box).
4. Become a fan of Shuttermom University here:
5. Become a fan of Erin Manning here:
6.  Become a fan of Westcott Lighting here:

IMPORTANT:  You must fill in your name and email into the Contest Machine Box below to finalize your entry.  Then, leave a comment telling us that you have entered!
The giveaway officially ends on Friday, March 26th at 12 noon eastern time.  Good luck!

POTD From the Shuttermom Flickr Group

DSC_1634, originally uploaded by bpaulicelli.

I asked for spring images - and you responded! I love the color in this one…and the way the bee seems to be sitting down. Thanks for sharing this image, bpaulicelli!

You can add your photos to the Shuttermom Flickr Group here:

POTD from the Shuttermom Flickr Group

kjohnson, originally uploaded by Betsy Cole Photography.

Check out this gorgeous image from Betsy Cole. Thanks for sharing this one with us, Betsy! Beautiful.

To see more images from the Shuttermom Flickr group (and add your own), go to

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