How to Win at Shutterfest

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2018 was my second year at Shutterfest, which is a large photography convention held yearly at Union Station here in St. Louis. Last year I was really concerned with doing Shutterfest “right.” I wanted to extract maximum value, do everything perfectly, and make the absolute best use of my two days on site with access […]

What You See Isn’t Reality (Retouching Walk-Through)

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Like any good educated human and staunch feminist I have mixed feelings about retouching. I totally understand why the abuse of retouching can create problems on both a personal and a societal level. But as an artist and professional photographer, I love how I can use Photoshop and similar tools to create an image that […]

What to Expect When You’re Shutterfesting

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Last week I went to a yearly photography conference that’s here in St. Louis, Shutterfest. Billing itself as “The Premiere Photography Conference on the Planet” this event takes place over 2-7 days each spring at Union Station hotel. The official conference is 2 days, then there’s an “Extreme” add-on session for an additional fee on […]