With the new directory offered by UtterShutter.com photography professionals can showcase their work and be found by serious clients in just minutes
— As of 2016 there were 2.1 billion smartphones with inbuilt cameras around the world. 75.3 million DSLR cameras were sold globally in the last 5 years. And combining this boom in photographic hardware with the boom of social media - capturing images of the world around us has never been such a big part of our lives. And most people, either for a special occasion (ie weddings and work functions), studio portraits, photos of their property or any of a dozen other reasons - will at some stage in their lives call on the specialised skills & equipment of a photography professional. And yet there is no single, authoritative directory of photography professionals around the world where they can all be seen, and compared side by side. Until now.
Teknocrat, which is an Australian based tech company, has designed and released the most comprehensive and functional professional photography community in the world, UtterShutter.
“The entire idea of UtterShutter was developed when members of our staff were unable to find a user-friendly and reliable industry directory for photography professionals,” stated company CEO Mark Tuke. “This was when UtterShutter, developed for photographers by both photographers & enthusiasts that work within Teknocrat, was born. It is more than just a directory, it's a “click and connect” gateway between serious photography professionals and the rest of the world.”
Currently, the professional photography directory is comprised of 37,698 professional listings. While this number isn’t close to the estimated millions of pros globally, it’s a great start and makes it easy for those looking for photographer services to find eligible and reliable professionals.
“Traditional directories have this weird disconnect, where you can find people's information easily but then you still have to pick up a phone and call them. And in the internet and app age, this seems both outdated & counterintuitive. On UtterShutter, users can instantly connect with a photography professional directly from each listing via instant private messaging, a wall post, booking directly into their online work calendar, or even via free, instant SMS.”
With UtterShutter, those searching for photography services can now review thousands of photography pros in one central and highly visual photographer directory, then contact them instantly with a click. How it works for photography professionals is that they can set up a profile on the site easily and quickly to attract more customers. A listing can be created in under 3 minutes. And an UtterShutter listing starts from the basic, free option. Photographers can upload as many photos as they wish to provide potential clients with a better understanding of what they can do.
"Photographers are all about being paragons of the visual medium that is photography. And yet they are not web designers - so many of them have either these scarcely populated listings on old fashioned directories, or they have outdated websites that don't portray them in the best light. Another disconnect in the traditional 'directory only' model that has been so prominent for so long, whether it's Yelp or Hotfrog or any of those, is that the businesses listed often don't have a lot of control over their listings. UtterShutter subscriptions come with access to the listing. Businesses can update or edit their listing, they can upload as many images or links to their own social feeds etc, as they want. Whenever they want. So it's a bit of a hybrid between a directory, an interactive community and a showcase."
Tuke explains that the underlying technology behind UtterShutter will shortly be rolled out across multiple other industries that ..."have a similar need to have an authoritative, centralised hub, where potential clients can click & connect instantly in whichever of a handful ways suits their preference - a calendar booking, private message, website contact that becomes an instant SMS. Whatever gets the right professional connected to the right clients, instantly."
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Rather than relying on information posted on social media that is scattered across multiple streams and countless profiles, clients now have a centralised way to find a photographer nearby that can capture the images they want and need. This online directory is growing by the day and connecting more photographers and clients than ever before.
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