New photography social network connects shutter pals worldwide

Added by on March 27, 2012 – a new photography social network that allows photographers to connect and share with each other from around the world – has been launched by photographer and web creator Stephen Hockman.

Membership is free to Shutter Pals, to which photographers may upload photos, create business and studio pages, buy and sell equipment, announce events, chat in forums, participate in polls and more. The website offers a lot more than other online photographic clubs and photo sharing websites.

Hockman said that Shutter Pals is designed for and is beneficial to photographers of all skill levels who want to share their work, photography tips and information. Beginners, he said, can connect with more experienced photographers to gain tips and inspiration, while professional photographers can promote their businesses through a free business or studio page.

Businesses, Hockman added, can also benefit on the photography social network by adding products for sale and creating events such as conferences, shows, meetups and more.

“What bothered me most about other photographic clubs and photo sharing websites was the fact that I had to go multiple places to accomplish different things,” Hockman said. “For instance, I had to go a photography forum site to chat with other photographers, a photo sharing site to upload photos for critiques and reviews, and yet another site to buy and sell gear. So, I created Shutter Pals as a central hub for everything related to photography.” features a platform that is easy to use for both novice and experienced Internet users.