Shutterpals is a new photo social network is a new free photography social network allowing photographers to connect and share with each other from around the world launched by photographer and web creator Stephen Hockman. Shutter Pals members may upload photos, create business and studio pages, buy and sell equipment, announce events, chat in forums, participate in polls and more.

Hockman says 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 says, 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 adds, can also benefit by adding products for sale and creating events such as conferences, shows, meetups and more.