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Featured Photographers

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Children during a lesson in a one of dozens of classrooms recently built by the Norwegian Refugee Council in Gulan Refugee Camp in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan. The residents of the camp have been displaced by an ongoing military operation in North Waziristan being conducted by the Pakistani Military, against Taliban and other insurgent groups who have used the tribal area as a safe haven since the U.S.-led Afghan invasion that began in 2001.

Andrew Quilty

I’m an Australian-born photojournalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan. I cut my teeth working as a staff photographer for the Fairfax Media group in Sydney,…


Luke Fontana

I try to simplify everything I do to the bare minimum. All of the wires in my apartment are in Bluelounge cable boxes, my…


Jeff Newsom

This is Mark from Shotkit writing. I was lucky enough to attend one of Jeff Newsom’s workshops here in Sydney recently. I’d been in…


Gabe McClintock

So who am I? My name is Gabe McClintock and i am photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I married my best friend…


Scott Kelby

I actually use three different load-outs for the three different types of photography I do on a regular basis: (1) Sports Photography (2) Portraits…


James Day

Hey folks! My name is James Day & I’m from Australia! WOOHOO! I’m a wedding photographer from Australia… and live in a little beachside…

Recent Photographers

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Desiree Shuey

My name is Desiree Shuey and I am a Southern California-based fine art women photographer. I recently moved away from the title “boudoir” as…


Veli Yanto

I’m a wedding photographer based in Bali, a happy husband and a proud dad of 2 little girls. Starting Veli Photography in Oct 2010, I…


Meghan Sadler

Hi all! MK here. I’m a wedding/editorial/travel/whatever-interesting-comes-up photographer based in Los Angeles (but originally and forever Texan). I’m here to tell you about my…


Sarka Babicka

Hi my name is Sarka and I’m a food and travel photographer based in London, UK. My photography journey started after a move from…


Kanayo Adibe

I am Kanayo Adibe, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in the Washington DC area. I love shooting weddings because weddings are a genre…


Jon Duenas

Hello, I’m Jon Duenas, and I’m a fashion and portrait photographer based in Portland, OR. I enjoy shooting fashion because it requires always being…


Franck Boutonnet

Hello! My name is Franck Boutonnet. I have been a documentary wedding photographer for 15 years based in France and a lucky father of…


Brook Pifer

I’m a New York City based photographer and director with a heart full of wanderlust and I especially love capturing the passions of people…


Charlotte Reeves

Based in beautiful Brisbane, sunny Queensland, awesome Australia (yeah, I love where I live) I’ve been working as a pet photographer for eight years….

From the Blog

Photographic musings
Best Compact Cameras

Best Compact Cameras

You may ask why I’m putting together these short reviews of the best compact cameras on a site like Shotkit. After all, Shotkit caters mainly for professional…

Shotkit Selects - Recommended products and services to improve your photography

Shotkit Selects

Shotkit Selects is my personal selection of recommended products that aren’t necessarily directly associated to photography, but have in some way contributed to making…

Shotkit Lightroom Tip

Reduce JPEGs to Speed up your Website

Reducing the file size of JPEGs is a must to speed up your website, save valuable hard drive space and make your entire post processing and…


Spotlight on Wotancraft

Wotancraft for me has always been a brand that was shrouded in mystery. The medieval looking logo, the understated, gritty photography that greets you with…

Shotkit Book - Improve your Photography

The Shotkit Book

Learn photography, improve your photography, discover great gear, grow your business, get inspired  – these are the goals I set out to accomplish when creating…

Product Reviews

Recommended Camera Gear
Pelican 1510SC Review

Pelican 1510SC Review

Recently I’ve started to travel overseas for my wedding photography, and have been searching for a suitable carry on camera bag. I’ve been happily using…


Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Review

If you’re a Nikon fanboy and refuse to believe that your beloved Nikon 24mm f/1.4G is untouchable, this may be painful for you to…


Panasonic GH4 Review

After an exciting career running aerospace companies and a keen interest in all things photography related, a fluke request by my nephew to photograph his…


Cloud Spot Review

I’ve spoken with a number of photographers who all share the same fate who struggle with finding an efficient means of delivering images to…


Smart Albums 2 Review

I’ll be honest with you. As a wedding photographer, making albums in the past has been a major pain in the butt! In fact, most…