I attended and taught three workshops at last April’s event and now I’m hooked, because it’s not just a mini-convention, it’s a community. ShutterFest is part of a trifecta built by Sal and Taylor Cincotta. The trifecta started with Shutter Magazine, now with over 90,000 subscribers. Then came Shutter Network, followed by ShutterFest.
Sal set out to create a different kind of convention and if anything I should be jealous, because it’s what I was trying to do in a smaller way with Skip’s Summer School, when it first started. The truth is, I can’t be jealous, because Sal, thanks to an amazing crew, is providing an incredible opportunity to raise the bar in education and it’s working.
Sal’s video is below. The original hotel block is already sold out, but just a few doors down they’ve already added another hotel. You’ve still got time to get your registration in for what’s going to again be the event of the year.
Remember the original Burger King slogan, “Have it your way?” Well, Sal, Taylor and their team have taken education to a level where you can customize what you need and have it your way. You can pick the classes you need the most; experience hands-on shooting with friends; check out a model like you would a library book and practice a new technique you’ve learned at the convention; spend time with specific vendors you’d like to know better and most important of all, build your network.
It all starts by joining the ShutterFest group on Facebook. You’ll get to meet a lot of the people who will be at next April’s convention. You can plan your trip so that you get the most out of every minute you’re away. Most important of all, you’re going to get the most bang for your buck versus any of the big conventions. Why? Because ShutterFest is big enough to get first class speakers and programming, but small enough for you to feel like you’re attending a boutique conference made just for you.
The clock’s ticking – don’t miss out on what’s going to be one of the very best programs for 2015…See you in St Louis!