About Us

Our Mission

Your Creativity. Your Business. Our Support.

We know that you don’t have the time to test and review dozens of products yourself, so just you can find the best one. You should focus on more important things, like creativity or running your business. To help you achieve this, we provide expert guides and reviews to help you make informed decisions about the products and software you use. Our goal is to save you time and money and to reduce the stress of shopping for creative tools.

Brief History

We were founded in March 2020 under the name Otterreviews but rebranded as Photutorial in November 2020 to better reflect our focus on teaching and tutoring photography, graphic design, and videography. Our in-depth guides and unbiased product recommendations have helped us become a trusted resource for creatives.

Back then, the creative part of the Internet was a lawless place, full of misinformation and fake reviews. We saw this as an opportunity to become the lighthouse for all creatives and business owners looking for a reliable and vetted source of information.

Why You Should Trust Us?

All of the products we recommend on Photutorial are ones that we use ourselves and would recommend to our family and friends. When we suggest spending money on something, we take it seriously and consider it as if it were our own money. We could often earn more money by recommending products we’re not fully convinced about, but that’s not how we operate. We always recommend what we think is the best option in a given situation, regardless of whether or not we earn a commission. Read more about how we test products and services.

How We Make Money

We may earn money through affiliate marketing programs, which means we may receive commissions on products or software purchased through our links to retailer sites. However, our recommendations are always based on our own experience, independent research, testing, interviews, and analysis. We have no incentive to recommend poor-quality products or to succumb to retailers’ pressure – in fact, it’s the opposite. If you return a purchase because you’re unhappy with it, we don’t earn a commission. We believe this is a fair system that keeps us motivated to always recommend the best options to you.

Above all else, we value the trust of our readers. If we were to recommend products based on our biases, our readers wouldn’t trust us. That’s why we invite you, our readers, to fact-check our reviews and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


We take our trusted relationship with our readers seriously and therefore maintain a strict privacy policy. In addition, we’re one of the few websites that don’t store cookies. We also do not track you as you browse the website — you can view one page or stay on it the entire day — it’s your business.