Keeping up with current photography trends, workflow, equipment and techniques is a must in staying current in an ever changing field. This year's training took me to Shutterfest17, which took place at the Union Station Hotel in Saint Louis, MO. The entire hotel was overtaken by shutterbugs lost in the clicking of cameras or in the host of marketing, business and motivational classes.
Arriving early gave me a few hours of down time to explore the sites.These personal photos were taken before my conference began and it gave me the chance to enjoy the local surroundings. Fortunately the Cardinals were playing which created a lively atmosphere and watching the game from atop the Hilton's rooftop lounge and the Budweiser Brew House were a bonus.