The Knoxville SMUG took some time last week to discuss how best to manage the group going forward. In addition to SMUG planning, attendees discussed topics about the business of photography: business licenses, insurance, taxes, LLC, and Corporation vs. Sole Proprietorship registration. Food was provided, which was a nice perk as well. Having the round table at the meeting was … [Read more...] about The Knoxville SMUG gets down to business!
Nicole Wolff, owner of Sota Dzine, visited the Washington DC SMUG for some words of wisdom. She spoke primarily about self fulfillment and following your dreams to help others. Nicole broke her presentation to the SmugMug group down into three parts: 1) how she started and her business, 2) how to reinvigorate your passion, and 3) about self fulfillment and giving … [Read more...] about Inspiration at the Washington DC SMUG!
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 … [Read more...] about The San Diego SMUG Welcomes Phillipp Scholz Ritterman!
"That passion inside is a big part of what’s going to keep us all going forward as we pursue our love of taking pictures.” Rick Libby, or “Moose Man,” spoke with us at the Hooksett, NH SMUG as our first guest speaker! He discussed both his journey as a photographer and some of his photographic journeys. The underlying message Rick "Moose Man" Libby conveyed was what it takes to … [Read more...] about The Hooksett SMUG “Got the Shot” with Ricky Libby!
If you missed the our May Meetup, then you should know that it was a blast! It was located at the Blandy Farm, a research facility for the University of Virginia. The Virginia native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers stood tall and beautiful as we snapped away. We met together on this stunning day, with our camera equipment and brought some models. The shots turned out great, as … [Read more...] about Shenandoah Valley, VA SMUG Meeting!