St. Louis, MO. | April 4-6 , 2023 | SF+ April 7, 2023
ShutterFest is more than a photography conference. It's an experience.
build-your-own photography conference
Welcome to the photography event that you can mold to fit your needs. Want to do hands-on shooting classes and photo walks for 3 days straight? Go for it. Want to focus on all business? Have at it. Want to plan some shoots with models and friends? Hit the trade show floor and network with vendors? You get the idea.
ShutterFest is whatever you need it to be. Make it what YOU want! Shoot. Learn. Party.
The reviews are in
Even after just one time attending, it was like family. Renewing, fun, educational, crazy energy, and a must go each year.
It’s the “family like” atmosphere with fellow creatives who BECOME your family and biggest cheerleaders!
A fun and accepting conference for photographers of all abilities!
ShutterFest gives people the opportunity to learn, practice, and meet other people in the Industry! It’s affordable and what you learn there, can change everything from your confidence to your business and income!
I'm not afraid to be me here. It reignites my passion, uplevels my creativity, and kicks my ass into being the best photog and biz woman I can be. It's one place I always feel welcome, accepted and like I really truly belong. I get to give to others just as much as I get to receive.
The classes and variety are amazing! I love the hands on classes just as much as the classes that teach you to make bank.
ShutterFest helped me realize my own potential and power, and changed my whole life in ways I never thought possible. It's a powerful place when we all work together to help ourselves.
I’ve never been to a place where there are so many elite creatives behaving as equals. A place where everyone wants to see everyone succeed; where you’re treated as equal.
I’ve never been to a place where I’ve felt like I belonged as much as I do with Shutterfest!
Absolutely nothing has impacted my photography career and professional development more than ShutterFest!
The instructors and their willingness to step outside of their schedules to lend assistance. I can't tell you how many times I've been doing a fun shoot after hours and have been given coaching - that's a gift!
3 days of hands-on photography classes
learn from 60+ of your favorite photography educators
What can you learn at ShutterFest? Just about anything! Master new lighting and posing techniques. Get started or learn more about boudoir, branding photography, headshots, wedding photography, senior portraits, and even photograph some dogs while you’re at it! The historic Union Station Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for hands-on classes.
Need to brush up on editing in Photoshop or Lightroom? We got you. Want to revamp your business, marketing, or pricing? Yeah, we got that too. The possibilities are endless.
SF+ // Advanced photography classes
April 7, 2023
Are you an experienced photographer? Looking for a class that can skip the “How do I turn my flash on?” questions and get to the real stuff? Looking for a deep dive on photography and business topics? Add SF+ on to your ticket! You’ll get access to your choice of four, two-hour long advanced topics taught by hand-selected speakers that know their sh*t.
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!