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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
The Mansfield, Ohio SMUG group met at the Shelby Senior Center for the third time. We had twelve members in attendance, which was nice to have an intimate setting. The plan for the night was to see a presentation done by Randy Pugh, but due to an emergency, he was unable to make it to the meeting. Now, the Mansfield SMUG had two hours to talk photography; however, this wasn’t a challenge.
Our first objective was to look at everyone’s photos that they had taken for the previous month’s photo assignment, which was “leading lines.” All of the photos were great, and after a drawing with all of the participants’ names in a hat, Stephanie Metzger was the winner of a $50 B & H gift card! For the next photo assignment, she chose “animals” as the subject for us to shoot.
The SMUG ended up being full of conversation, despite the hitch. Since we knew that Andy Foster would be presenting at the next month, the group asked him to give us a preview of what would be coming in a month. Andy pulled some of his photography up on the monitor for people to see, while people asked questions. I could tell that many people were excited to see what And will bring to the next meeting!
After Andy gave us a sneak peak of his presentation, 9 o’clock came, and everyone seemed satisfied with their time as if it was any other meeting. We’re all very excited for the next SMUG in September!
Alec is 17 and based out of Shelby, Ohio. He’s been shooting for about 5 years and still uses his Nikon d40, which is the first DSLR he ever purchased. He loves taking portraits and mostly behind-the-scenes type photos. He loves photography because it lets him transform memories and people into an art form that can be shared with everyone. Make sure to check out his photos!