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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: December, 2016
Dec 30, 2016

If there was ever such a thing as a photography impresario, Heather Goss would be it. 

She curates images.
She creates photo gallery shows.
She runs an online photography community.
She just celebrated 10 years organizing a citywide photo contest.
She edits a major photography blog.
She organizes monthly photography Meetups.

All this from someone who doesn't even consider herself a photographer. Why?

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Dec 28, 2016

Did Santa bring you a new camera body for Christmas? Maybe you want to take advantage of some down time to reacquaint yourself with your existing camera. You’ll want to listen to this episode and take some notes. We are setting up your new camera or resetting your old one.

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Dec 23, 2016

I was struggling through Christmas portraits, but I did not have the Christmas spirit. My boys were young then, between 2 to 10 years old. I thought I would have them take Christmas portraits, but just as I was getting started, one of them got a giggle fit. Then just like a virus it spread. Before I knew it, we had spent way too much time shooting, and I had not one good portrait to show for it.

They continued taking turns giggling and being serious until I decided to get over myself and photograph them in all their goofiness. 

Maybe your holiday photography challenges are much simpler than mine. Whatever they are, you will want to capture the best of your holiday traditions and decorations. Here are some tips to help you this season.

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Dec 17, 2016

What's it like to be on the first and only photography reality show? There are only five people who can answer that question, and today I am talking with one of them.

Roxy Rodgriguez made a splash on Top Photographer with her unique point of view and signature shooting style. In fact, by the end of the show both the host, Nigel Barker, and guest judges were gushing about the "Roxy photo."

If you watched any of the Top Photographer episodes, you might wonder what really went on before the camera started and after it stopped. Roxy gives us a peek into the creation of Top Photographer.

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Dec 12, 2016

The world is overflowing with boring pictures, and if you don't want to contribute another one to the pile, ask one more question. So what?

You took another picture. So what? Why should we care? Why should we stop what we are doing to look at it? Is it just another boring collection of pixels?

Today's question is the last one you ask before you release your photo to the wild. Use it to decide if your photo goes or stays. "I created another photo. So what?"

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Dec 5, 2016

Top Photographer wrapped up their first season and crowned a winner last week, and it wasn't who I would have expected.

In the final episodes, the photographers got to go anywhere they wanted and shoot anything they wanted. Even better, they got to load up a backpack with their dream Canon gear for the shoot. 

With all this freedom and flexibility, what did they choose? Let's review the final episodes and look at nine ways they can improve season 2.

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