Intro by Skip Cohen
I've written a lot about ShutterFest, as well as Shutter Magazine over the last couple years. I couldn't be prouder to be a part of the team. Here's the backstory on today's post, which is the third in the series of artist's favorites.
If you haven't been to ShutterFest, what happens for most photographers is they become part of a community. It's not just a convention or magazine, but a working group of artists who share images, support each other, and while there are obviously differences of opinion, there are no trolls.
A huge part of the event itself is about hands-on shooting. There are mini-workshops going on everywhere and in your spare time you can grab a model for a few hours and just shoot. Numerous times during the event a few photographers would team up and head out onto the streets of St. Louis to photograph together, learn from each other and simply build a stronger support network.
A few months ago I put out the call for images with the request for anyone who wanted to share one of their favorites to send them my way along with the URL for their Facebook page. In this third segment, I'm sharing the most recent group who sent me images, but I'll probably be running at least two more posts with the response I got.
The images in all of these posts represent some amazing diversity in experience from "newbies" to the industry, just getting starting and at ShutterFest to learn as much as they can to one of the industry's most popular instructors. If you haven't been to ShutterFest, the 2016 program will be here before you know it. Just click on the banner at the top for more information.
A big thanks to all the artists who have been sending me images. Nothing beats the passion you have for imaging and the industry. However, as I've written before, the best part of this industry has NOTHING to do with photography, but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft.
by Lori Unruh. Follow her on Facebook.
by Rosalie Grower. Follow her on Facebook.
by Niki Collis. Follow her on Facebook.
by Ning Wong. Follow him on Facebook.
by JD Renes. Follow him on Facebook.
by Christine Matrangos. Follow her on Facebook.
Image by Melanie Anderson. Follow her on Facebook.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.