Think you have what it takes to be a speaker?
Join us at ShutterFest 2018 on April 3rd & 4th, 2018.
VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ.
The number one piece of feedback from SF17 was around the classification of courses and the instructors’ ability to deliver on those classifications. So, please ensure you classify your course correctly and present what students will be expecting based on your classification.
Hands-On: These are shooting courses. You will be shooting and working. Bring your camera, gear, or whatever you need for the course to create images. Expect to have some level of shooting. Students are expected to shoot, NOT WATCH YOU SHOOT. There will be extra models on hand to ensure students can break off into groups. This course type should be a short instructor led section to demonstrate your concept and then break into groups allowing students to practice what you are teaching with direct feedback and coaching from you.
Live Demonstration: These are instructor-led courses where you will see a live demonstration of what the instructor is teaching. You can still bring your cameras to these courses and you can photograph, but the goal of the course is NOT for you to shoot or to ensure you get a shot. The goal is for you to see how and why the instructor does what he/she does in order to get the final result.
Lecture: These are non-shooting courses. Typically classroom based, bring your laptop and notepad and focus on learning!
Beginner: Just starting out or relatively new to a given subject matter. Basics will be covered and the course will move at a slower pace. The instructor will spend a little more time trying to explain concepts to ensure everyone is following. On a scale of 1-10, consider this level a 1-3 on the given topic.
Intermediate: Have a grasp of some basic concepts. This course level will move at a faster pace and assume you have basic knowledge covered on the given subject matter. On a scale of 1-10, consider this level a 4-6 on the given topic.
Advanced: You have working knowledge of the given subject matter, but are looking for more fine-tuning and some advanced topics to take your work to that next level. DO NOT expect instructors to explain basic concepts in this course. On a scale of 1-10, consider this level a 7-10 on the given topic.