Photographers are invited to join our family of professionals who love to get paid for doing what they do best - taking great pictures! ShutterGiG provides photographers with event assignments to shoot, tailored specifically to their skills and location - and all without charging fees or subscriptions.
No. 'ShutterGiG' works in tandem with 'CharityVista', (both operated by the 'imagicam' group) and all our service fees are covered through the online sale of photographic prints and related merchandise.
Your application to join our team is assessed on the quality of your photography portfolio. If a website is not available to view for this purpose, then we would normally request you to upload a selection of your images to support your application.
No, not at all. Although we carefully match assignments to the photographer's location and expertise, each proposal is unique, so you may still accept or reject any assignment without obligation.
ShutterGiG is able to offer a professional service to photographers - not by charging fees or subscriptions, but by selling online prints and other merchandise related to the images produced on assignment.
Since each client and assignment is unique, there may be some variation to how this is worked out for each event. However we always endeavour to adhere to standard industry guidelines whenever possible - and of course, specific payment terms and rates are always outlined for the photographer to approve when we actually put a proposal together.
ShutterGiG operate on the basis that we not only find and secure events for photographers to shoot, but that we also undertake all post-production editing and admin related to their assignment, all without charging photographers a service fee. Therefore assignment proposals are only made on the understanding that ShutterGiG is the sole copyright owner of images at all times.
Usually, yes. Some equipment may be provided on special assignments, but you will generally need your own basic level of professional equipment, such as cameras, lenses and lighting equipment relevant to the assignment.
Yes, as a freelance photographer you are expected to have sufficient public liability insurance by law for any photo assignment you undertake.
We endeavour to minimise expenses by only offering you proposals based on your location preferences. However, in cases where reasonable expenses associated with an assignment cannot be avoided, these will be compensated for by the client, and specified within your assignment contract terms for you to approve.
Where an assignment would necessitate you to be in charge of, or alone with either young children, or vulnerable adults, a valid Disclosure and Barring Service cetificate (DBS), which now supersedes the the Criminal Records Bureau certificate (CRB), must be presented before you can be assigned the respective photo shoot.