SF22 Speaker Submissions

Thank you for your interest in being a speaker for ShutterFest 2022!

Some things to consider BEFORE submitting:

  • This is no ordinary conference. We have a very active community that is very goal oriented. Don’t bore them with fluff or some presentation you gave at another conference last year. Give them unique content. Challenge them and push them to see the world differently. 
  • We love business topics, we love lighting and posing topics. The truth is, we LOVE UNIQUE AND HANDS-ON TOPICS of all kinds. 
  • Topics do matter. For example, topics like “Lighting 101” or “OCF for Dummies” will get you rejected as a speaker fast. Topics like “Shooting baby goldfish from a moving F-18 fighter jet” – now we are talking!! You get the point, right? We want something that is going to get people excited and something that is not a free Youtube video. Think outside the box and challenge yourself to be a better instructor. 
  • Be sure to categorize your courses correctly. This has a huge impact on the students and how we position your classes. If students will be shooting portfolio-level shots, select hands-on. If you are just demonstrating, choose live demonstration. Lecture should be self-explanatory. 🙂 
  • VERY IMPORTANT – JUST BECAUSE YOU APPLY DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL BE ACCEPTED. Every year, we have over 200 speakers apply for less than 70 slots. For 2022, speakers slots will be tied directly to attendance and any attendance limitations tied to state Covid restrictions. 

Good luck. 

We look forward to hearing all your ideas for an incredible ShutterFest. 

Sal Cincotta

SF22 Speaker Submissions
Is this your first time speaking at ShutterFest? *
Have you spoken at another conference? *
Do you have companies interested in sponsoring you? *

Topics you would like to present

You may add up to three topics using the + button below.
Course Type *

Hands-on Class

In hands-on classes, students need to actually be shooting. You will receive 5-7 models, depending on the size of your class. After a short demonstration with the entire class, you are expected to break into smaller groups so each attendee has a chance to shoot with the models.

Live Demonstration Class

In live demonstration classes, students are watching you shoot and/or demonstrate. You will receive 1 model (or set of models for couples, groups, or families).

Lecture Class

In lecture classes, students are listening to you speak about your subject matter. No models will be provided by ShutterFest or the Rent-a-Human program. You will be required to provide a presentation, which will be included on our flash drive.

Skill Level *
This is not your final class description for the website or show guide. Please list BULLET POINTS of what you will be covering in your class, and what students can expect to learn.