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!
Last night’s San Diego SMUG, in conjunction with APA, presented an amazing hour long presentation from Phillipp Scholz Ritterman with the photos he took of China’s Grand Canal over the course of about a year (2009-2010).
Phillipp described this self-project as his way of retreating from standard assignments and getting back to his love of image creation. And, beyond how beautiful and stunning his images were, we were allowed a brief glimpse into how he approaches and thinks about the photos he creates.
There was even a raffle that offered an array of prizes. It’s always nice to include a giveaway at a meeting, so people excited to attend!
His session really revolved around what he was setting out to document: how China’s rapidly evolving economy ushers out the old traditional way and gives rise to something new.
No one to deny a gracious host; my mind was blown when I turned around to run smack dab into a bowl of Goobers on the table! Seriously, does it get any better than sipping cold beer and eating chocolate covered peanuts while listening to a master talk about his craft? Maybe, I’m just not sure how.
It was a great turnout for the SMUG, like always. I’m so glad I attended this meeting, because the mix of fun and learning was perfect. Plus, the snacks really made it even better!