Our Story

Photography is art in its purest form. There is something magical in the idea that one perfect shot can capture a memory that someone may remember for the rest of their life. It doesn't matter if its a spring wedding, a family barbecue, or a beautiful summer sunset. 

At Shutter & Contrast, our goal is to provide you with the gear and accessories to take your hobby or profession to the next level. If you're just getting started with this amazing hobby or you've been a professional photographer for years our goal is to provide you with a collection of some of the best gear out there at prices that won't break your budget. 

Believe me, I know what its like to go through 15 different camera bags and find all of them lacking. I know the feeling of an aching back from carrying what feels like 50lbs of lenses and gear in a shoulder bag for 8 hours in sweltering California heat. It's for reasons like this that I created Shutter and Contrast. A store for photographers created by someone who has been in your shoes. 

Personally, I have been in this industry for almost two decades but I can still remember the days of driving out to the countryside with an old Nikon trying to capture the perfect shot of the sun setting over the horizon. Although the technology and industry have changed a lot since then it will always be the creativity and self-expression that make photography what it is today.

At Shutter and Contrast, we are devoted to this amazing art form and everyone who enjoys it as much as we do. We hope you will join us on this amazing journey.


Deborah Carraway, Owner

Shutter & Contrast