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ShutterFest 2024 Top Talent Competition / Top 5 Images

This year was the third annual Top Talent Competition at ShutterFest 2024, and our models and photographers brought the heat for our 10-year anniversary! Over 28,000 images were submitted – check out our top 5 below. Congratulations to our winning photographer, Cara Jonas, and model Syndey Webb!

P.S. All of these images were taken during hands-on classes, vendor demos, or after-hours shoots with our talented group of models! Come to ShutterFest and create something amazing yourself on  April 22-24, 2025. Click here to get your tickets now!


$2000 cash prize for winning model
$2000 cash prize for winning photographer
NEW Canon EOS R8 RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit for winning photographer
Westcott FJ400 + Westcott X3m Universal Trigger + Westcott Rapid Box Switch Octa-M for winning photographer

First Place 

Photographer: Cara Jonas Photography
Model: Sydney Webb

Second Place 

Photographer: Stacy Kennedy Photography
Model: Katelyn Peate

Third Place 

Photographer: James & Apryl Napier – Dimensions Photography
Model: Kristina Lin

Fourth Place 

Photographer: Vincent Vassall – V-Squared Photography
Model: Cheyenne Cole

Fifth Place 

Photographer: Esperanza Dunning – Espy’s Photography
Model: Albert Cloudy