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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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Nov 20, 2016

In episode 3, Top Photographer challenged contestants to create a landscape photograph from the tip top of the Empire State Building. The photographers started at sunrise with this charge - how do you make your photo stand out from the masses -- and each other.

That's a challenge you can probably relate to if you have ever done a photo walk. How do you make your photos stand out from everyone else.

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Nov 18, 2016

Dave didn't want to hear what I had to say.

He struck up a conversation at the PhotoPlus Expo that ended with him asking me which camera he should buy.

"How much do you want to spend?" I asked.

"Maybe a few hundred dollars," he responded.

"You need to move a decimal point over. For what you just told me about yourself Dave, you should plan to spend at least $2,000."

His mouth almost hit the floor. That's not what he wanted to hear.

In many instances, I might tell you that you don't need the most expensive camera to create great photos. But not in all instances. There are times when you really should plan to buy the more expensive camera.

Here's why and when.

Nov 17, 2016

In episode 2, Top Photographer challenged contestants to create a fashion photography image. How did they do?

Let's talk about how each photographer interpreted the challenge and what we might learn from this episode.

Nov 7, 2016

Photographers have officially arrived. Photographers join cops, lawyers, and doctors as professions who can see themselves on the big screen. With Top Photographer, we have our own glitzy reality TV show, even if it isn’t technically on TV.

I watched the first episode a few times to dissect it for you. Is it worth your time? And if so, what will you learn?

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