Choosing To Be a Photographer: My Journey

For over a decade I’ve lived in the Sea to Sky corridor of British Columbia. The Whistler Valley, home to the world-famous ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb, has been the source of much of my inspiration. This year I worked with Whistler Blackcomb on a short film about the evolution of my career and the choices that have led me down the path to becoming a professional photographer. For those that don’t know, the journey actually started with me as an aerospace engineer in England. I’m incredibly proud to have been a part of this project and I hope it …

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New Macphun Discount Code for Readers

I’m always trying to find new deals for our lovely readers, and this week I’m bringing you a 10% discount code for all software from Macphun. This of course means that it included the phenomenal Luminar software, and also Aurora HDR which is the only HDR software I use. Macphun often have deals running on their site, but you can actually apply this discount code on top of their deals so that you save even more money! Just use the discount code ShutterMuse10 in discount code box at the checkout.    

New Reader Discount: Save 10% on Formatt-Hitech Filters

Whenever I can, I try to work with my friends and partners in the industry to bring Shutter Muse readers a discount on the photography gear that I use. When it comes to filters, I use the Firecrest ones from Formatt-Hitech, so I’m pleased to be able to offer you guys a 10% discount on everything in their online store. Simply use the coupon code ShutterMuse10 at the checkout. If you want to see what kind of filters I use, make sure you check out the filter section of my gear guide. NOTE: Formatt-Hitech have two websites, and the coupon code will …

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$230,000 Raised for Charity + Winners Announced

I’m totally blown away by the response that we got this year from the Complete Photography Bundle. Incredibly, we managed to raise $230,000 for the chosen charities in 5 days. Last year the same event raised $210,000, so I’m really pleased that we set a new record! What’s even more staggering is that the size of this contribution actually takes the total 5DayDeal contributions since 2014 up and over the $1million mark! Giveaway Winners As part of the celebrations this week, I teamed up with the Canon Rumors website and we ran a giveaway for two brand new Canon cameras. …

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Win a Canon EOS M5 Kit and G7X Mark II – 1 DAY ONLY

CONTEST ENDED – WINNERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED In order to celebrate just how well we’re doing with the Complete Photography Bundle ($140,000 raised for charity so far!), I’m doing something crazy!! In the next 24 hours, I’ll be giving away a Canon EOS M5 mirrorless kit and a Canon G7X Mark II! The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18, anywhere in the world except where prohibited by law. Giveaway Dates The giveaway will run to 12pm (PDT on October 19th. Prizes After the giveaway closes, two random names will be generated from the entry list. 1st prize: …

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My Photo Mechanic Video Tutorials Are Here!

I’ve talked about Photo Mechanic many times on this site, and even offer a free keyboard shortcut guide for it. This amazing piece of software has been part of my professional workflow for many years, and my video tutorials for it have always been popular. I’ve long had it in mind that I wanted to offer more, but it’s a complex and feature-laden piece of software that needed a huge amount of time to dissect and explain. Well folks, that’s exactly what I did this summer, so I’m pleased to announce today: Photo Mechanic Unlocked. The first ever in-depth video …

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Perfectly Clear Summer Sale – Save $50

Perfectly Clear makes a bundle of Lightroom and Photoshop plugins designed to speed up your editing workflow. The Perfect Eyes and Perfect Skin plugins are designed to make killer portraits with a minimal number of clicks, and the Perfect Exposure plugin can help with all kinds of images. Whilst many plugin providers aim to give you more control over your editing process, Perfectly Clear has always aimed at the other end of the spectrum: Do as much as possible with as few clicks as possible. This can be a massive timesaver for event and wedding photographers who are potentially churning out …

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Brand New Gear Guide Launched

I’ve always maintained a Gear Guide as part of this site, a collection of pages that detail all of my photo gear and explains why or how I use certain things. It’s not necessarily intended to be a guide for exactly which things you should buy, because of course I don’t know your budget or your requirements; however, it has always been one of the most visited sections of the site. I’m pleased to announce today that this section has gone through a total redesign, something which took me over 150 hours of work over the last couple of months. I’ve …

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