TIPS, TRICKS & PODCASTS

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Jason Edwards
Jason Edwards

Jason Edwards is an award winning natural history photographer, who has been in the industry for over 25 years. His collection of photos ranks as one of Nat Geo’s largest.

Tinted Photography
Tinted Photography

We take a stand against generic, boring staged photographs above your mantle. We take a stand for emotional, fun, crazy, enjoyment filled lives captured with passion and as unique as your love story. We are lovers first and it’s from there that our love of capturing every transient moment comes from.

Lacey Barratt | Birth Photographer
Lacey Barratt | Birth Photographer

For the last 5 years Lacey has not only created a stir with her controversial images promoting womens rights, but she has also cemented herself as one of this country’s most talented and outspoken birth photographers

Leanne Bertram – Little Big Adventures
Leanne Bertram – Little Big Adventures

Leanne has has focused the last 4 years on photographing the Little Big set at daycares, kinders and preschools all over Victoria in Australia

Erin and Tara – Storytelling Photographers
Erin and Tara – Storytelling Photographers

Founded in 2012 by friends Erin Neale and Tara Pearce, Erin and Tara are two of Australia’s leading wedding photographers for modern lovers in search of soulful yet polished photography

Sharon Lee Chapman
Sharon Lee Chapman

I first got involved in photography about 15 years ago when I purchased my first camera, an SLR. I was then asked by a friend who couldn’t afford a photographer to photograph their wedding. I’d only had my camera a few months and definitely still had my training wheels on… READ MORE

Debi Brett Photography
Debi Brett Photography

An English girl married to a Scottish boy, happily living the life of dreams in Bayside Brisbane with their two young children. Before finding roots in Australia and jumping behind the lens, Debi was an interior designer in the UK.

Michael Briggs Photography
Michael Briggs Photography

Briggsy was born and bred in the Yarra Valley and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. As soon as he started taking photos, he absolutely knew that this is what he want to do. Being fortunate enough to be able to give up ‘normal’ 9-5 life is an incredibly fulfilling and amazing feeling, to be living this dream each day.

Von Mullane
Von Mullane

Fusing modernist simplicity with a natural and candid approach, Von of YCM Photography has over fourteen years experience behind the lens.

Directors Edge
Directors Edge

Glen Mackay started his video production business 10 years ago and now continues to grow his client base through the power of Social Media. Being around happy people and getting to party it up every single weekend in a new location, Glen is living the dream

When anxiety takes over
When anxiety takes over

High functioning anxiety … most days you look like you’ve got it together…

Frog Dog Studios
Frog Dog Studios

Belinda Richards from Frog Dog Studios has melding her love for animals and her love for photography by creating a studio where people’s pets become works of art.

When things go wrong on a shoot
When things go wrong on a shoot

When we are entrusted to capture a photo shoot or video footage, especially when it’s event based, we often get one chance. But when our key tool is technology, malfunctioning camera bodies, lenses or memory cards can katapult us into crisis.

Dezine by Mauro
Dezine by Mauro

Mauro Cantelmi has been pushing the boundaries of wedding photography for over 25 years. Double Master (WPPI), Australian photographer of the year, and British Overall Wedding winner, the accolades go on and on…

Leah Ladson Photography
Leah Ladson Photography

Leah Ladson is a boss lady and photographer from Bendigo Australia. In this Shootzu podcast she speaks about the importance of setting limits between business and family life as a Work At Home Mum and in writing goals down to help them self-manifest. A business mentor, product and services photographer and a flatlay master, Leah started her photography business in wedding photography in 2008. Her business has grown from strength to strength and she supports other small businesses through both her mentoring services and her “Girls from the Go” community.

Euphoria Films – Will Anlezark
Euphoria Films – Will Anlezark

This episode is packed with advice, failures, accidents and the importance of having the right insurance policy in our industry!

Celebrating the Small Stuff
Celebrating the Small Stuff

Sometimes running your own business is overwhelming. Everyone… Everything…. Every task is relying on you.

Laugh Out Loud Photography – Sonya Chindamo
Laugh Out Loud Photography – Sonya Chindamo

Sonya Chindamo from Laugh Out Loud Photography talks about one particular photo that inspired her to become a photographer, her Wedding Photography business, and juggling family life with schedules when her husband also works in the wedding industry.

Going through a relationship breakdown
Going through a relationship breakdown

Going through a relationship breakdown: owning a business while sh*t is falling around you. Mental illness is something that needs to be de-stigmatised. It’s a real issue in our industry and whilst a lot of people downplay its impacts, at Shootzu, we don’t intend to.

Visual Reality Productions – The Podcast
Visual Reality Productions – The Podcast

Peter Liddicoat has been in the Australian Video Production industry since the early 90’s. Discussing the change in technology over the years, Peter also throws in some tips and tricks for the newbies entering the industry.

Big Mouth Media – The Podcast
Big Mouth Media – The Podcast

Paul Seidel discusses his early career in video editing on the Great Barrier Reef, his time on Commercial Radio and the transition into his own corporate video production and voiceover business.

Is the Physical Wedding Album a relic of the past?
Is the Physical Wedding Album a relic of the past?

Shootzu explores, in this era of digital delivery, if it is still important to offer the option of a wedding album. We are talking about the good old fashioned, leave-it-on-the-table album.

Imagine Images NZ – The Podcast
Imagine Images NZ – The Podcast

Katrina Elton discusses life in Photography and editing as a single mother, the excitement of her new photography business… and life in an isolated town in the South Island of New Zealand.

Leezett Photography Fiji – The Podcast
Leezett Photography Fiji – The Podcast

We take a look into life in Fiji as a full time Photographer. Leezett Birch lives in the town of Nadi and services the thriving Fiji wedding industry.

Time to scale your business?
Time to scale your business?
Starting a video or photo company with a loved one
Starting a video or photo company with a loved one

Let’s address the elephant behind the camera lens – being a photographer or videographer is lonely work.

ARIA Photography – The Podcast
ARIA Photography – The Podcast

Sharne Perrett from ARIA Photography discusses how she got into the Photography business and how she’s preparing to scale.

Development Update 2
Development Update 2

It’s been a busy few months at Shootzu HQ. We have just launched our new website and our podcasts, aimed at sharing tips and tricks with businesses starting up and those looking to scale. Our development team have also been hard at work to build the app and website matching quality Crew with professional photography […]

Luxe Film House – The Podcast
Luxe Film House – The Podcast

Dig into the mind of Nikki Fox from Luxe Film House in Melbourne, Australia.

A peek behind the curtain
A peek behind the curtain

So you have taken the plunge to become a wedding photographer or videographer and your first shoot is scheduled.

Development Update 1
Development Update 1

Shootzu is here to give the power back to the professionals. It’s an app designed by one of our very own community members to match professional shooters with photography and videography companies (the eHarmony of the creative world, if you will!). Here’s an update!

Are you ready to join the Zu Crew?