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!
This Tuesday was “10 Minutes of Your Time” at the Louisville SmugMug Meetup. It was to get us all ready for April’s Print Competition judged by the KYPPA. We were asked to come with images, questions and empty bellies. Our awesome Smug Leader, Missy Brown, fed us pizza while we addressed each other’s questions about various topics. I was able to speak to our group about the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep organization and my personal LHP Project, which donates sessions to families who are dealing with childhood illness in one form or another – from Down Syndrome to Heart Defects and everything in between.
We also got to hear from Rosemary Brown, from KYPPA, about competition prints and guidelines for entering. She shared some of her merit winners with the group and discussed the different formats and categories for submitting images. All in all, it really got the group excited to dig through our images and find our best of the best in preparation for next month’s Meetup. For more information on the Louisville SMUG, please go here.
Written by: Raven Mathis
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