muse

/myo͞oz/ - Noun

A person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

Welcome to Shutter Muse

I’m honoured to have you as part of our photography community.
I’m Dan Carr and I started this website as a way to share my photographic knowledge and inspire others to use photography as a way to experience this incredible planet. I’ve been a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer for well over a decade and my work has been used by people like Nike, Apple, Adobe, Canon and Red Bull. I live in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, but my travels have taken me all over the world, and my passion for photography has been the catalyst for many adventures. If you like to grab your camera and get outside, I think you’re going to feel right at home here.

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Flying high above my local mountains – the Coast Range in BC.
Dan and friends.
You’ve already learnt a little bit about me in the section above, but if you want to find out more about my own personal photography journey, you can read more on my about page. Then, drop me a note to introduce yourself. I love hearing from our readers around the world. This website isn’t all about me though! From time to time you’ll also get amazing content from regular contributors and special guests.
My awesome portable adventure photography basecamp! It’s quite unique, and now adorned with the Shutter Muse logo several photo industry sponsor logos, so if you see me towing it around in N.America please come and say hello!

Matt Jacques

Award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Matt is most passionate about capturing the magic of the people, places and creatures that show the world what it means to fall under the ‘Spell of the Yukon’. He’s also our resident Nikon guru.

Chase Teron

Canadian environmentalist, traveller, adventurer and photographer who has visited over 25 countries in search of light and stories. He’s also a brand ambassador for Canon Canada, and a workshop leader through his company, Artica Studios.

Peyton Hale

Freelance landscape photographer currently living in North Carolina. He travels across deserts and mountains photographing amazing landscapes, drinking coffee, and rocking out to Pearl Jam. Peyton teaches a variety of photography genres in workshops from Iceland to Cambodia.

… and guests.

Latest Content

The Ultimate Guide to Back Button Focus

The back button focus technique can be a real game changer for your photography if you’re ready for it! In this article I’ll explain what back button focus is, how to set it up with your camera and I’ll walk you through a huge range of situations where it can be helpful. Including examples for landscape, sports, wildlife, macro, event and portrait photography. Basically it can be helpful for everything if you use it correctly!

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REVIEW: Nixplay Seed Digital Picture Frame

In this review I’m going to take a close look at a small internet-connected digital picture frame that allows you to display playlists of chosen photos. I’ll also explain how you can team this thing up with Adobe Lightroom to create a nearly seamless process for sharing your latest photos with the rest of your friends and family, even if they are the other side of the world!

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Skylum Software’s Luminar and Aurora HDR photo editing applications are setting new standards in the photo world. Use the coupon code ShutterMuse10 to get a $10 discount on each app! Now available on both Mac and PC.

Create incredible photos in less time with Luminar. Powerful editing controls, effects and RAW processing can be layered together to quickly shape your vision. Buy now and you’ll get the upcoming DAM add-on for free when it launches.

Created in cooperation with Trey Ratcliff, this is the only dedicated HDR application I would ever use. It’s that much better than all the others! I love being able to use layers to blend different effects and textures together.

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