Model Submission

Want to be a model at ShutterFest? Think you got what it takes?

We are looking for new and experienced models of all ages, all sizes and all heights to join our Rent-A-Human modeling program at ShutterFest this year! We are in need of models who are enthusiastic, energetic and willing to work with our photographers to get AMAZING shots.

Rent-A-Human (aka RAH) is our modeling and portfolio building program at the event. Since ShutterFest is a hands-on shooting conference, there is a huge need for lots and lots of models. This year, we will have over 250 models at the event across all different genres: bride, groom, weddings, engagement, high school seniors, families, babies, children, glamour, boudoir, fashion, general portraits, fitness and same-sex.

Here is what’s in it for you:

As a model at ShutterFest, you will have access to the following:

  • over 2,000 professional photographers
  • imagery to build and upgrade your portfolio
  • professional hair and makeup artists
  • top talent competition where you can win cash prizes and magazine publications

Rent-A-Human will be open April 11th and 12th, 2023 at Union Station in downtown St Louis, MO. 

More information will be available as we get closer to the event.

Be sure to include up to 3 pictures of yourself. These do not need to be professional photos – These should be taken in natural light, with absolutely no makeup or retouching, and stoic facial expressions. 

We have one request. Don’t be a typical model. Be responsible. If you commit to ShutterFest, BE THERE! This is a national event with lots of exposure.

Learn more about the event – click here.

model applications are currently full

Enter your email below to join the waitlist and get notified if we have openings for SF23 or when model applications are open again.

Model Waiting List

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!