My Books

I am excited to announce that my brand new book, Art of Everyday Photography: Move Toward Manual & Make Creative Photos is now available for pre-order on Amazon! The official release date is August 20, 2014. If you’d like to learn more, check out this feature from Cloth Paper Scissors.

“In this easy-to-understand book, Susan Tuttle encourages the reader to get her camera out of “auto mode” and finally learn how to use its features to create beautiful photos capturing the everyday moments of life, including portraiture, landscape, still-life scenes, food, pet photography, street photography and more. In addition to camera basics, Susan includes many tips and techniques for getting the most out of smartphone cameras and photo apps.”

My third book, Photo Craft: Creative Mixed-Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs (North Light Books, 2012, co-authored with Christy Hydeck), is available on Amazon (available as an actual book or Kindle version), iTunes, in bookstores and craft stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and through other popular online book sellers and arts and crafts vendors.

“Love photography? Want to make yours better? Want to use your photography as a springboard for fabulous and diverse mixed media and digital projects?

Photo Craft will help you elevate the average into the extraordinary! Using Adobe Photoshop Elements and following thorough, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn to make basic adjustments to your photographs that will yield stunning and artistic results. You’ll also learn to use those photographs — along with some everyday mixed-media supplies — to create unique and personal art.

Inside You’ll Find:

  • 13 stepped out mixed media techniques and projects
  • 16 stepped out digital techniques
  • 9 stellar techniques and projects from contributing artists including Michele Beschen and Claudine Hellmuth
  • Dozens of great examples of and tips for iPhoneography
  • Countless inspirational suggestions for photo field trips and photo shoots
  • An author curated list of recommended apps to take your photos to the next level
  • Access to exclusive online materials including new techniques and projects and downloadable materials for your personal use

So get to it! Take new pictures today (and every day!), look through those boxes of old and long-forgotten photos, and free those lonely images from your hard drive. Make them better, make them new and make them art. Soon you’ll be seeing things in a whole new way!”

Photo Craft reviews from:


digitalexpressions160Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements (North Light Books, 2010) is available on Amazon, in bookstores and craft stores throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and through other popular online book sellers and arts and craft vendors.

There is a German version  and a Chinese version of this book!

“Susan Tuttle guides the mixed-media artist through 25 stepped-out digital projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Projects like manipulating single photos, collage on a digital canvas, and digital illustration will inspire you to tackle all kinds of digital mixed-media projects using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own digital photos. A team of talented contributing artists further illustrates the techniques in action. Plus, a bonus CD includes more than 20 digital design elements for you to use in your own projects!”

Note: All projects contained within the book can also be carried out in Adobe Photoshop/CS — as long as you are familiar with the tools and functions of your program, you should be fine.

***My publisher made an honest mistake and accidentally did not include the doll photo on the bonus CD that accompanies the book. They have created a link where you can download it HERE***

Digital Expressions reviews:


ex36 Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations and Explorations (North Light Books, 2008) is available on Amazon, in bookstores and craft stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and through other popular online book sellers and arts and craft vendors.

“Within the pages of Exhibition 36, readers will enter a virtual art exhibit featuring thirty-six mixed-media artists whose collage, digital, assemblage, altered and repurposed art adorn the walls and pedestals of this unique gallery. The artists are “present” throughout the exhibit, answering questions, sharing their thoughts, talking about their work and offering instruction. The tour is structured to provide insight into the creative process of the artists whose work is on display and the reader will be delighted with the plethora of inspiration, articles, techniques and general visual candy. As a final bonus, many artists featured in the book have contributed imagery as a gift to readers for attending the exhibit to reuse in their own creations.

Possesses great crossover appeal for mixed-media artists of nearly every discipline, including jewelry makers, collage artists and more.

Readers will enter a “virtual tour” featuring art from a variety of contributing artists, including Claudine Hellmuth, Karen Michel, Ted Orland, Suzanne Simanaitis, Richard Salley, Jonathan Talbot, and many, many more.”

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