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Featured Photographers

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Bill Gekas

Hello everyone! My name is Bill Gekas and i’m a fine art portrait photographer from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been involved with photography since the…


Ian Plant

I’m a professional photographer living in Minnesota, USA. I’ve been a full-time pro for over ten years now, and I am a frequent contributor…

America's Cup AC 45 fleet compete during the America Cup World Series (ACWS) Fleet Race in Venice's lagoon on May 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

Olivier Morin

My name is Olivier Morin, I’ve been a staff photographer for AFP (Agence-France- Presse) for 20 years, currently based in Italy. As required daily…

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…

Recent Photographers

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Mackenzie Stroh

Hello, SHOTKIT followers! My name is Mackenzie Stroh and I am a New York-based photographer specializing in studio and environmental portraiture. I have been…


Julian Kanz

Ciao! I’m Julian, father of two little daughters and a documentary wedding photographer, based in beautiful Italy. I was born in Germany where I…


Matthew Jones

Howdy! My name is Matthew Jones and I’m an Atlanta, Georgia based photographer specializing in all things moto and moto-lifestyle related (if that makes…


Mike Kepka

When you work at a newspaper, as I did for 16 years, you rely on the equipment they give you, and work with it…


Aaron Conway

My start in the world of photography was in college at the University of Cincinnati. I was a Fine Arts major with a concentration…


Charlotte Barnes

I’m Charlotte Barnes and I’m a commercial and editorial photographer from London. I specialise in location portrait work and my clients range from magazines,…


Walter van Dusen

Hello, my name is Walter van Dusen. I have been passionate about photography since high school. Being assigned to a fast attack submarine I…


Petar Jurica

My name is Petar Jurica and I am wedding photographer from Croatia, Europe. I get to travel around the world and shoot in all…


Holger Pooten

Hi, I’m Holger Pooten. I guess conceptual photography is the best term to describe my work, as it does not follow the traditional order…

From the Blog

Photographic musings
Recommended clothing for photographers

Best Clothing for photographers

At this moment in time, I think this is the first ever post about the best clothing for photographers. This is a surprise to…


Win a Camera Bag! ONA x Carryology Giveaway

Following the popularity of the Best Camera Bags Shotkit post, ONA has kindly agreed to donate two of their most popular bags for a Shotkit x Carryology Giveaway! That’s right,…

How to Run an online business

Tools to Run an Online Business

During my 7+ years working in online marketing, I came across a lot of information on how to run an online business. Now I run Shotkit…

Best Compact Cameras

What is The Best Compact Camera?

You may ask why I’m on a quest to find the best compact camera on a site like Shotkit. After all, Shotkit caters mainly for professional photographers with business budgets…

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…

Product Reviews

Recommended Camera Gear
Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens review

A Nikon 35mm 1.8G ED Review

This is a professional photographer’s review of the Nikon 35mm 1.8 G ED lens. Whilst it’s not a super-technical, ‘shoot brick walls’ review, I…

Pelican 1510SC Review

A Practical 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…