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Shutterbug Life podcast

Shutterbug Life is a weekly podcast that celebrates the creative photographer's lifestyle. Through a series of discussions, expert interviews, and photo challenges, the podcast examines everything you need to be, do, or have to reach your full photographic potential. Episodes are designed to be helpful no matter where you are on your learning path. Shutterbug Life podcast is hosted by Lynford Morton, a second-generation photographer who build one of Washington, DC’s fastest growing photography Meetup communities, Shutterbug Excursions. He has also trained thousands of photographers to take great pictures in Washington, DC and New Orleans from the business he founded, PhotoTour Excursions. Now he recreates the community of enthusiast photographers with Shutterbug Life.
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 27, 2016

What should you be doing now if you are trying to get to the next level with your photography? That depends on what stage you are currently in.  Stages of Platform Growth and share some details of the first stage.

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Aug 23, 2016

When 6-year-old Desiree took my microphone to sing a song, she unwittingly belted out the theme of the day.

"You are so beautiful to me..." she sang out with all the emotion she could muster.

I couldn't help but think that was the theme of the day. We assembled 21 volunteer photographers and photo editors to create portraits of homeless families in Washington, DC. More than that, we wanted to share Desiree's message. You are beautiful and special to us.

You don't have to take my word for it. I share interviews with our volunteers and the Edgewood Brookland Family Support Collaborative staff.

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Aug 13, 2016

Have you ever tried to make sense of the Auto Focus alphabet soup on the back of your camera? You aren’t alone. This frustrates so many DSLR shooters, yet it is something we need to master. Very often, the right setting here is the difference between getting blurry images and sharp images. 

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Aug 5, 2016

It's time to talk gear again. Where were some of the most interesting industry announcements in the past month or two?

Let's talk about the new gear and technology and what we think about them.

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Aug 1, 2016

You'd think that storytelling is natural and obvious skill. We all grow up listening to stories and even falling asleep to them. You might have even been wrapped up in the dramatic stories of the big screen.

Storytelling with your camera can be just as engaging and can be an effective way to create images with impact. Not all great photographs need to tell a story, but the ones that do tell a story often stand out.

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