2020 shutterfest speakers

This year’s lineup and courses, with over 80 speakers and 200+ 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.

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

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 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!

Early bird tickets still available!

ShutterFest 2020 Speaker Lineup

Sal Cincotta

Michael Anthony

Bambi Cantrell 

Dave Cross 

Gary Hughes 

Lori Nordstrom 

Brandon Hunter

Justin Yoder

Justin Haugen

Ayla Quelhorst & Rob Yep

Reynan Benasfre

Kristin Reuter

Matthew Kemmetmueller

Meredith Ryncarz

Miguel Ocque & Rafael Serrano

Cathy Anderson

Jeff & Lori Poole

Kiamarie Stone

James SchmeLzer

Michael Corsentino

Erica Loree

Ben Shirk 

Kay Eskridge 

THE Casey 

Danny Dong 

Jeff Rojas 

Sarah Clements

Crystal Reddick

Jessica Robertson

Chad Winstead

Lora & Isaac Skelton

Melissa Gowen

Lisa Jones

Josh & Jen Thompson

Laura Tye

TAbor & Emily Warren

Newborn Nerds

Kerri Jean

Raph Nogal

Jen Rutledge

Twig & Olive

Mariea Rummel

Vanessa Joy

Amber Jones 

David Beckham 

Jonathan Tilley 

Jewels Gray 

Miguel Quiles

Myrna Daramy

Gary & Kim Evans

Andre Brown

Terran Bayer & Allison Shamrell

Scott Detweiler

Emily McClure

Franciso Hernandez

Melody Robbins

Dorie Howell & Rachael Boer

Karen Stenseth

Mike Lloyd

Jen & Travis Stitt

Brian DeMint

Fernando Ordonez

Rick Law

Ray Roman

Peter Hurley

Andy Strong 

David Byrd 

Fabio Laub 

Kristi Sherk 

Matt Meiers

Ning Wong

Clay Souza

Karen & Andrew Bagley

Matt Mathews

Joey Thomas

Shannon K Dougherty

Jeremy Chan

Phillip & Eileen Blume

Jonathan Snyder

Dave Doeppel

CJ Bryant

Kristina McCaleb

Jenn Lewis