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

Northern Exposures Podcast

Our very own Matt Jacques did a wonderful podcast interview on the CBC photography podcast, Northern Exposures, with Mark Kelly and Alistair Maitland.

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Best Black Friday Photography Deals

Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Photography Deals I've dug through the piles of emails from brands and retailers, and put together a list of what I think are the best deals this year. Black Friday is a hectic day for online shopping, but there...

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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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