St. Louis, MO. | April 4-6 , 2023 | SF+ April 7, 2023

ShutterFest is more than a conference.
It's an experience.

Welcome to the ShutterFest page. Here, you will find most of the information you need for the event. Is everything covered? Of course not, it’s ShutterFest baby!

ShutterFest is the UN-Conference! ShutterFest is not meant to structure your entire life by sitting in conference room after conference room. Say goodbye to death by PowerPoint. This is YOUR conference! Make it what you want. Make it about you. Shoot. Learn. Party. That’s the mantra here.

First time here? Well, take everything you know about conferences and forget it! ShutterFest is all about community. We are one big family. Everyone here loves photography and wants what’s best for the industry. It’s not about rock star mentality, it’s about growing as an artist and being around like-minded people who share the same love and passion you do.

If you are tired of the same old conference format and being lost in the crowd, then come enjoy a more intimate setting where you can network with peers and work side-by-side with some of the leading professional photographers and educators in the world!

3 days of Hands-on classes

learn from over 70 top photography educators

SF+ - NEW Advanced Track

St. Louis, MO | April 7, 2023

SF+ is an entire day dedicated to advanced business, marketing, lighting & editing classes. Classes will be two hours each and cover more advanced material than the classes on the first three days, so expect a deep dive!

There will be six SF+ instructors total, and you will be able to select three classes to take.

SKILL LEVELS

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: Has 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.

Class Types

Hands-On

These are shooting courses. You will be shooting and working. Bring your camera, gear, or whatever you need for the course and to create create images. Expect to have some level of shooting.

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 camera 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!