About Shutter Magazine

Welcome to Shutter Magazine – a website with simple tips as well as general photography news to help digital camera owners get the most out of their cameras.

My name is Winston Chaniwa and I’m the guy 1930890_34081846547_6355_nbehind Shutter Magazine. I’m a digital photography enthusiast and while it’s not how I make my living (although I do pick up a few paying jobs) – I’m the guy in my friendship circles and family that always seems to photograph the special occasions. I’m still learning and improving my photography but like to share what I’ve learned and experienced so far.

I currently run a web design and graphic design consultancy – and over the two years that i started my photography hobby I noticed there was a gap in the Zimbabwean Photography community for a platform with tips on how to use your camera and came to the conclusion that while there are many millions of digital cameras being bought each year around the world and specifically Zimbabwe, that a very large proportion of those that buy them could be using them to achieve better results.

I also noticed that there was lack of news or sharing of ideas within the photographing community here in Zimbabwe, and as a result I wanted to start a site dedicated with ‘how to’ tips as well as news about camera equipment and the photography industry in Zimbabwe and around the world.

And Shutter Magazine was born.

Some of you who are advanced digital camera users might find some of what is written on this site a little basic, but it’s the new to semi experienced digital camera owner that this site is aimed at. Having said this, even experienced users can find it helpful in refreshing their memories and reminding them of lessons once learned.

This magazine is a learning environment where I think out loud about what I know and where in our Forum we share what we’re learning by showing our photos and ask and answer each other questions. All the information here is free. We do run limited advertising and affiliate programs to help us cover costs and keep expanding – however there is no cost to our readers.

As this is a regularly updated site the best way to use it will be to follow it over time. The best way to do this will be to use one of our Subscription Options.

Also check us out on Facebook where we have a page set up to share a lot of our content and updates.

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I hope you enjoy Shutter Magazine.