Free Photo Webinars - Finding & maintaining your motivation

  • August 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Finding & maintaining your motivation: three perspectives

Does it ever seem like some people never run out of things to photograph while others just struggle to get out the door? How do you find and maintain your motivation to shoot pictures when your livelihood doesn't depend on it?

On our next webinar, I'll ask three of the top producing photographers in our ranks. These shooters never seem to run out of subjects or inspiration.

Alex Wong devours food with his Nikon but on his blog, Wong Eats, photography, cuisine and culture are all on the menu. I love his mix of tempting photos and compelling stories. http://wongeats.com/

Ali Drew showcases people from the inside out, which isn't easy to do in portraits. Her gift is to not only capture a great smile but to create a photo that portrays your true essence. Her generosity extends to her blog where she shares her secret sauce freely.  http://www.alicyndrew.com/

Emily Mitchell has convinced me that great photography is for the birds. Visit Bella Remy Photography, and she'll transport you into her world of nature and travel. You'll see horses and landscapes, but it's the birds that often stop you. Her images get you up close and personal with nature in a way you don't often experience.http://bellaremyphotography.com/

What do these three have in common? Although they focus on different genres, these members of our photography community produce creatively and consistently. Let's learn their secrets for finding inspiration and staying motivated.

 

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  • Mary

    Sorry, but despite looking all over the page I could not find the link to the webinar. It was my first time trying to log in, maybe next time I'll be able to join in.

    August 21, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      Mary, you can find the recording here http://www.photocoach...­

      1 · August 22, 2013

    • Mary

      Thank you Lynford

      August 22, 2013

  • Connie P.

    Terrific! The guest speakers provided excellent information. Oddly, I was just having a conversation this morning about developing my style and my impatience waiting for it to come. I see how much time the speakers have devoted to their craft and know what I have to do.

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Alicyn D.

      Shoot with passion and do what is fun for you too

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      You should check out Connie at www.adlibdogs.com. She's being modest, but her niche is on dogs in Old Town Alexandria. It doesn't get more fun than that.

      August 21, 2013

  • Alicyn D.

    Thanks for inviting me to share Lyn. I really enjoyed the experience. It was fun to dig up my favorite images and share them. I also really thought hard about motivation and what keeps me going while preparing for the meeting. I had a lot of fun and was really impressed with the other two presenters work. Alex made me hungry and Emily makes me want a coffee table book of her work.

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Kathy

    Is there a link to the google+ group. I loved hearing about how the 3 keep motivated. I started a year ago in photography and I try to shoot every day. I've learned a lot from all my mistakes!

    August 21, 2013

  • Pauline

    All 3 photographers that you had a conversation with were so good at what they do and that, in and of itself was inspirational!
    And you, Lynford, did a fabulous job moderating the discussion... a real pro!

    August 20, 2013

    • Emily M.

      Hello Pauline, Indeed Lynford is an amazing coach and it's because of his wonderful teaching I am where I am today. So happy you were able to find inspiration in Alex, Ali and my work.

      2 · August 21, 2013

    • Alicyn D.

      I learned so much from Lyn, he got me to push my limits and get out of my comfort zone. When I showed him early portaits he was so supportive while giving constructive criticism that helped guide me along. He's very sharing in his knowledge

      August 21, 2013

  • Beth H.

    Very interesting and informative!

    August 21, 2013

    • Emily M.

      So happy you enjoyed the webinair Beth

      August 21, 2013

  • Terri

    This was my first time participating in a webinar and had no idea what to expect. It was such an informative, inspiring event. All three photographers showed amazing work and gave such insight into what they do. My photography passion aligns with Emily's - nature. Thank you so much, Mr. Morton, for doing this.

    August 21, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      Glad you enjoyed it, Terri! Hope you come back again.

      August 21, 2013

    • Emily M.

      It's wonderful to meet you Terri, and thank you much for your kind words. Hope to see you on the google+ group so that we can share more.

      August 21, 2013

  • Geysah D.

    Really enjoyed this webinar! Alex, Ali and Emily were candid in expressing and sharing their challenges as well as their triumphs. One thing is certain, these photographers are dedicated and on a journey to better themselves with each shot and they have found their niche. They've motivated me to get out there, shoot more and just find my stride. I always look forward to seeing what they post on a daily basis. Thank you for yet another informative webinar, Lyn!

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      Thanks for joining us, Geysah. I've always admired their talents, I was fascinated by their stories as well.

      August 21, 2013

    • Emily M.

      It was awesome having you there Geysah, and so happy you were able to share the experience with us. Indeed, keep shooting. Even if it is not an exciting shot, there is something to learn with every frame. :-)

      August 21, 2013

  • Carolyn Stagger C.

    Lynford--as always this was an incredibly informative webinar. Inviting 3 other photogs to share their shots ad well as their personal experiences was a real treat. I left with a lot to think about.

    August 21, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      Thanks, Carolyn. I really enjoyed their unique experiences as well.

      August 21, 2013

    • Emily M.

      Hi Carolyn, so happy you enjoyed this webinair. If you join the google + group, Ali and I are quite active and are free to share more.

      August 21, 2013

  • Thomas

    This was my first experience with this group. I registered for the webinar and never heard another word..lol
    After registering it told me someone would be contacting me but I did not hear anything further. I was on my computer until 730 but no other info was sent..not sure how this all works.
    Thanks

    August 21, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      Thomas, make sure you set your email to recognize emails from Shutterbug Excursions and Meetup. I sent out two reminders to everyone who RSVP'd. I also add the link to the description when I add it. Don't worry. There's a recording that will go up tomorrow.

      August 21, 2013

  • jeanne k.

    I met this interesting lady in Cumberland, MD this past weekend and she was looking for a group in this area..I hope she remembers where to look and finds her way here. She was looking for something in the Bowie area where she could go out and get her feet wet with other photographers.
    Im posting this in case she happens to look..

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • jeanne k.

      no problem..I was really impressed with the photography in this group along with Mr. Morton and his photography of people . Karen will do very well here.

      1 · August 16, 2013

    • Karen

      Thank you Mr. Morton. I am looking forward to the same...also I enjoyed the webinar. Feeling motivated

      August 20, 2013

  • jeanne k.

    Yeeaahhh!!! Karen joined. Yours was one of the best conversations I have had in a long time so Thank you in return. Isn't Photography great?
    I hope to see you out there taking pictures. :)

    August 16, 2013

    • Karen

      Thank you Jeanne

      August 20, 2013

  • Karen

    Great. I truly enjoyed hearing how the guest photographers happened upon their passion for and preference of photography! I can't wait until I am out with fellow shooters doing what comes natrual!

    August 20, 2013

  • Karen

    August 20, 2013

  • Renee F.

    traveling and on pacific time

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Traveling and the Internet connection is poor.

    August 20, 2013

  • Dan

    Dan Hunter

    August 19, 2013

  • WalterL

    Looking forward to my first opportunity to shooting with the group. Very interested in learning more about photography from those in the group.

    August 18, 2013

  • Simone B.

    I hope you do not change the date. I will not be able to participate on the 20th. Thanks.

    August 12, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      I'm sorry, Simone. I needed to change this one, however I'll record it. You can listen on demand.

      August 13, 2013

    • Simone B.

      Thanks.

      August 13, 2013

  • Dee E

    I've got a potential conflict but will try and participate. If not, I'll look forward to the recording. Thanks, Lyn.

    August 13, 2013

  • Lynford M.

    The Webinars are held on the second Tuesday, although this month I'm planning on moving it to Aug. 20. More info forthcoming.

    August 8, 2013

  • Debra M.

    so sorry to miss this...am going to be out of town... :(

    August 8, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    I think it is next week.

    August 8, 2013

  • Brandon M.

    How do we get the link for tonights webinar?

    August 8, 2013

  • L L.

    What is the topic for tonight?

    August 8, 2013

  • Karen

    I am looking forward to the webinar!

    July 29, 2013

  • Casilda M.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 20, 2013

  • Marsha J.

    Great! Looking forward to learning more!

    July 19, 2013

  • Marianne K.

    Looking forward to the event!

    July 18, 2013

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