Author: Carly Sullens

Carly Sullens is a St. Louis based professional photographer, artist, digital painter and an educator. With a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, Carly studied painting, psychology and art history in both undergraduate and grad school, training in watercolor, oils, and acrylics. Seeing that different forms of art have shaped and evolved her as an artist, several years ago, she added photography to her portfolio. Eventually, she began to apply her painting training, turning photos into works of art. Her photographs have earned several awards and been published.
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Photography can have a significant positive effect on mental health. Florence Cane, one of the early Art Therapy pioneers, was one of the first visual artists to recognize the extraordinarily connected impact of art on mental health. Since then, art making, including photography, has been researched many times, concluding many mental health benefits.  Here are […]
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Photographers are trained to look at light and understand the mechanics of their cameras to create an excellent technical photograph. But great photographers not only take quality pictures but also tells a story and capture the mood. These photographers convey their impressions of what they are experiencing visually. This kind of self-expression creates an opportunity […]
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By Carly Sullens   Of all the art mediums, photography has one of the steepest learning curves. It is the most technical and requires learning multiple facets to master, which includes; camera mechanics, lighting, editing, posing and more. No matter where you are on your photography journey, there’s always something to learn. Photographers learn from […]