Union Station provides the perfect backdrop for hands-on learning and spacious classrooms for lecture and live demo classes. With over 100 classes, there’s something here for everyone!
How do I register for a class? You will be able to select classes IN THE SHUTTERFEST APP two weeks before the event (first come, first serve). READ THE FAQ and/or monitor the private Facebook group for more details.
If you love to use tons of layers and edit your images in a meticulous, non-destructive way, this is not the class for you! When you need to get images retouched fast, there are plenty of ways to get it done while keeping your images intact and your subjects looking like actual human beings. Learn how to use Photoshop to polish your images to perfection in just a few minutes. Every attendee will even leave the class with a set of actions to help them get started. If you struggle with spending hours in Photoshop or you haven’t quite mastered the art of natural-looking retouching, don’t miss this course.
How To Shoot 5K Headshots A Year
Speaker: Gary Hughes
Headshot photography is a booming business, but it’s not always clear how to break into it. Photographers who have spent years focusing on weddings and portraits struggle with how to price, bid, and manage large-scale headshot jobs for huge companies. What should you charge? What paperwork do you need in place? How the heck do you book those jobs when the inquiries come in? In this Shutterfest exclusive class, Gary will unravel everything you need to know about how to break into AND stay in the volume headshot business.
The Ultimate Team Headshot Workflow
Speaker: Gary Hughes
So you can shoot a headshot, right? What about 10? What about 100 in two hours? In this live demonstration, learn how to light, pose, edit, and deliver headshots on the fly to any sized group of people. Everything you need to know for headshot jobs of any size so you can create awesome images and get them where they need to go, fast!
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.
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.
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.
These are non-shooting courses. Typically classroom-based, bring your laptop and notepad and focus on learning!