2019 shutterfest speakers

2019 is ShutterFest’s 6 year Anniversary! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Every year, we listen to your feedback and adjust the event to make it what you want it to be. This year is no different. Our goal is to create the best photography event on the planet by giving you access to incredible shooting opportunities and access to some of the best instructors in the world.

This year’s lineup and courses, with over 70 speakers and 175 unique classes, are sure to deliver an incredible experience for all ShutterFesters.

Union Station provides the perfect backdrop for hands-on learning, spacious classrooms for lecture and live demo classes, and the best atmosphere for letting loose at night with your fellow ‘Festers. Again this year, we will be limiting the hands-on classes to 50 and increasing the amount of live-demonstrations and lectures, with more of an emphasis on intermediate and advanced classes than last year for a better learning experience for everyone, all around.

There is a lot to be excited about this year. We can’t wait to see you.

Class registration is first come, first serve, and will open up two weeks before the event for all attendees. Be sure to monitor the private Facebook group for more details.

Amber Jones
Andre Brown
Andy Strong
Annie Vickrey
Anya Anti
Audrey Woulard
Bambi Cantrell
Brandon Hunter
Brian DeMint
Carsten Schertzer
Casey Dittmer
Cathy Anderson
Christine Yodsukar
Curtiss Bryant
Danny Dong
Dave Doeppel
David Beckham
David Byrd
Dawn Potter
Elizabeth Williamsberg
Gary Hughes
James Schmelzer
Jay P Morgan
Jeff & Lori Poole
Jeff Hirsch
Jeff Rojas
Jen Rutledge
Jenn Lewis
Jessica Robertson
Jewels Gray
Joey Thomas
Josh & Jen Thompson
Justin Haugen
Justin Yoder
Karen Bagley
Kerri Jean
Kiamarie Stone
Kim Ackerman
Kristi Sherk
Kristina McCaleb
Lisa Rapp
Lori Dunbar
Lori Nordstrom
Makayla Jade Harris
Mariea Rummel
Matt Mathews
Matt Meiers
Matthew "The Body" Kemmetmueller
Melanie Anderson
Michael Anthony
Michael Corsentino
Miguel Ocque & Rafael Serrano
Miguel Quiles
Mike Lloyd
Myrna Daramy
Newborn Nerds
Ning Wong
Paul & Melissa Pruitt
Peter Hurley
Raph Nogal
Rick Law
Ryan Brown
Sal Cincotta, ShutterFest speaker
Sal Cincotta
Sal Cincotta & Alissa Zimmerman
Sarah Clements
Scott Detweiler
Skip Cohen
Steven Smith
The Blumes
Traci Copeland
Twig & Olive
Unmesh Dinda
Vanessa Joy
Will Cadena
William Innes

Skill Level

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 Type


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.


These are non-shooting courses. Typically classroom-based, bring your laptop and notepad and focus on learning!