The SmugMug User Groups (SMUGs) are putting out a call for speakers for our 2012 monthly speakers series.
A SMUG is a place where you can learn, teach and meet up with other photographers who share your passion. It’s also how we can tell you what’s happening in our world and discover what’s happening in yours. SMUGs are a great way to connect with other photographers and add a few weapons to your creative arsenal. There are over 90 SMUGs worldwide. Rain or shine, it’s always a great idea to come to your SMUG’s monthly meetings. This way, you have a great collection of photos in every season!
We are looking for presenters that can speak about various photography related topics. Examples: Business topics, software, lighting, fusion, camera usage, portraits, photojournalism, sports, nature/landscape, commercial, boudoir, sports and weddings.
All types of photographers are welcome to present.
If you are interested in speaking, please send a short bio and course description and let us know why you would be great for our groups. We really want people with something interesting to say so let us know why this is you. These presentations are not sales-oriented so while you are more then welcome to mention products and workshops at the end, the bulk of the presentation should be on the chosen topic.
This is a great opportunity for anyone to get in front of a large, active group of photographers.
You will also receive a free SmugMug Pro account as a special thanks from SmugMug (for as long as you are a speaker).
To submit your presentation or if you have questions, please email Rocky Bowles at email@example.com. Once we receive your email, we will send out a manual that explains all of the details for speaking at SMUGs.
All submissions will be kept on file and we’ll contact you if we choose your presentation.
SmugMug cannot thank you enough for your participation in becoming a speaker. It is the people like you that give SMUGs such a great reputation!
Our Knoxville SMUG meeting combined the talents of many of our members with others from our local photographic community. Our local community has grown rapidly over the course of a few months. New life has been breathed into relationships between seasoned photographers and those new to the field.
Originally slated to be a photowalk, we had to move the meeting back to our regular meeting place due to the weather. Not to be deterred, members brought in studio equipment and set up several stations giving everyone an opportunity to experiment with lighting as they photographed some of the models in attendance.
That’s what I love about my SMUG. Even if the weather doesn’t go the way we want it, we’re all so flexible that we find something else to do. Stop by the next SMUG, even if the weather tries to stop us, because you’ll never know what we’re going to do instead!
The Knoxville SMUG took some time last week to discuss how best to manage the group going forward. In addition to SMUG planning, attendees discussed topics about the business of photography: business licenses, insurance, taxes, LLC, and Corporation vs. Sole Proprietorship registration. Food was provided, which was a nice perk as well. Having the round table at the meeting was an easy way to talk about the plans for the future so that everyone was able to talk freely. Make sure to make it out to the next SMUG so they can put their ideas for the future to work!
Our Knox SMUG March meeting combined the talents of many of our members with others from our local photographic community. Our local community has EXPLODED in the last few months! New life has been breathed into relationships between seasoned photographers and those new to the field along with relationships between photographers and many of our local models.
Originally slated to be a photowalk, we had to move the meeting back to our regular meeting place due to weather. Not to be deterred, members brought in studio equipment and set up several stations giving everyone an opportunity to experiment with lighting as they photographed some of the models in attendance. F32, a local photography equipment store, was on hand as well to provide everyone a chance to try out some of the many lenses and lighting options they have available for rental.
Submitted by SMUG Scribe – Tabitha Helt
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