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Featured Photographers

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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…

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Lisa Rhinehart

Hello out there and a huge thank you to Mark for asking me to be a part of this project! My name is Lisa…


Lara Jade

Hi everyone! My name is Lara Jade. I’m a fashion photographer from England; currently based in New York City. Although I made the move…

Recent Photographers

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Steven Markham

Hi, my name is Steven Markham, I photograph people and the worlds they encapsulate themselves in. Also I’m from the land down under, Australia!…


Joe Hendricks

The best way for me to enjoy a wedding, is to get real creative with it! I have found, over the years, that the…


Nick Fancher

Hey guys! My name is Nick Fancher and I am a Columbus, Ohio-based portrait and commercial photographer. I specialize in shooting in unconventional locations, specifically…

Kohl Christensen riding a mountain of water on a chaotic day at Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Michael Clark

Before we get all crazy about gear, I want to be very clear that everything we are discussing here is just a tool. There…

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Mark Seymour

I have GAS!  No don’t panic, its ‘Gear Addiction Syndrome!’ With over twenty years as a professional documentary wedding photographer and a long standing…


Peter Eastway

How much gear should you take with you when travelling? The answer is as little as possible and only what you need, but working…

Before dawn it was cold, gray and raining. I walked in and around the rocks of Windansea Beach, taking a photo here and there, but mostly trying to keep my gear dry.

Just after sunrise, a brief pause in the rain and a break in the clouds splashed some color into the sky. Tide was low and the waves were just the right height to create a steady spill that mixed with the undertow.

Scott Davenport

My name is Scott Davenport and I’m a landscape photographer based in San Diego, California. I’m very fortunate living in San Diego because there’s…


Jack Davidson

Hello everyone. My name is Jack Davidson and I’m a colorblind portrait photographer from Texas. I’m self taught and have been practicing the art…


Shaun Baker

My name is Shaun Baker and I am a photographer based out of San Diego, California. I graduated from college in 2003 with a…


Mark Rafaelov

I’m Mark, 33 right now, and here is my outlook on life through film photography. I’ve been taking pictures for almost 10 years, but…

From the Blog

Photographic musings
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…

Lightroom Chalkboard

Speed up Lightroom

Here’s another quick tip for you that you can take advantage of immediately to speed up Lightroom, potentially cutting your post processing time in half….

Product Reviews

Recommended Camera Gear

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…


Sony A7II Review

In October of 2013, Sony announced the Sony Alpha 7 and Sony Alpha 7R, a date that may be remembered later on as the…