Here are some answers to questions we’re often asked.
If you don’t find the help you’re looking for here, please get in touch



About Shutter Hub

  • What is Shutter Hub?

    Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. We provide the chance for photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and meet and make new connections within the photographic community, through our website, in-person meetups and exhibitions.

  • Who is it for?

    It’s for everyone who loves photography! If you are a photographer then becoming a member of Shutter Hub is a great way to be a part of a strong, supportive community whilst promoting your work, and if you work with photographers it’s a great way to discover new talent!

  • Can organisations get involved with Shutter Hub through partnerships and sponsorships?

    Yes! We have a great sponsorship programme with lots of benefits for everyone. You can find out more about it here, we’d love to hear from you.


Member benefits

  • What does the free online portfolio review involve?

    Shutter Hub members can submit a selection of work, ask specific questions and get tailored feedback and support from the Shutter Hub team.

    We’ve reviewed portfolios in the UK, Europe and Israel, at The Photographers’ Gallery, Unseen Amsterdam, FORMAT Festival and Getty Images Gallery, to name just a few.

    If you’re a Shutter Hub member you can submit up to 20 images to be reviewed and ask any particular questions you want to. We’ll give you a full review, including feedback on individual images, suggested edits and advice on where to go next.

    You get one of these reviews included in your membership every year (and you can buy extras if you need to).

  • What is the Shutter Hub Surgery?

    Have you got a photography related question that needs answering? Or are you just looking for a bit of support and encouragement? Welcome the Shutter Hub Surgery.

     Each month Shutter Hub members can book a 20 minute time slot and ask an expert for advice, run ideas past us, or just check in for a chat over a video call, so that you can be anywhere in the world and still be able to connect.

    You might want to use this once in a while, or every month, it’s up to you and all included in your membership fee.

    Check out the calendar and list of surgery guests via your dashboard so you can choose what suits you best.

Membership fees

  • How much does it cost to join?

    Membership costs £87 per year and includes your online portfolio, access to our curated opportunities, an online portfolio review, a monthly ‘surgery’ appointment, the chance to enter our exhibitions either for free or at a subsidised rate and much more. You can pay for the full year or spread the cost by paying quarterly.

  • How much is Shutter Hub membership worth?

    Shutter Hub membership is heavily subsidised by our own income*, allowing each of our members to access over £1000 worth of services for just £87 per year.

    It’s up to members to use as many of the features as they choose, so although they get the value  they want from it, if we were to break it down into monetary value for each item, every one would be different. Roughly though, if you take advantage of everything Shutter Hub membership offers (and if we look at the lowest average price of those services) every member gets access to well over £1000 of services each year.

    *Membership subsidies are funded by Shutter Hub income, sponsorship and donations. We receive no externals grants or funding.

  • Do you offer a student discount?

    We already subsidise the membership fee for everyone, so are unable to offer any further discounts.

  • Can I help fund a membership for another photographer?

    Yes, you can. Thank you! We have a Membership Bursary Fund to help photographers on very low incomes who would benefit from the support and opportunities we offer. You can make a donation of any amount here.

The website

  • Who do I contact if I have a problem using the website?

    You can email us at info@shutterhub.org.uk – it’s always really helpful if you can provide as much information as possible:

    • Outline what your problem is step-by-step
    • Let us know what browser you’re using, e.g. Safari on an iMac
    • Even better, if you can find out the browser version, please let us know

    We’ll try to respond to technical queries as quickly as possible