About the podcast
Shutterbug Life is a weekly photography lifestyle podcast. Through a series of discussions, expert interviews, and photo challenges, the podcast examines how we can be better photographers.
My goal is to help photographers create more than great pictures. In addition to providing tips and discussions on improving photography, we often look for topics that will inspire enthusiast photographers. Here are sample topic areas we have addressed:
- Professional development for enthusiasts;
- Using your photography as a way of service — or giving back;
- Improving your overall mindset;
- Strategies for creativity;
- Workflow and organization; and
- Tools for success.
Shutterbug Life podcast is hosted by Lynford Morton, a second-generation photographer who built 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 DC.
The podcast grew out of monthly free webinars we conducted for four years. In the past, our webinar speakers have included: Sharon Farmer, former White House director of photography; Evelyn Hockstein, a NY Times international photojournalist who showed her work from Israel and Kenya; Brandon Stanton, who has taken more than 10,000 street portraits for the blog Humans of New York, Hannele Lahti, a travel photographer who contributes to National Geographic, Greg Schmigel, a popular street photographer in NYC and DC, and Jim Campbell, who founded Instant DC, mobile photography exhibits. I try to cover a wide genre of photography that can inspire our members.
In 2015, we have expanded from monthly webinars to a weekly podcast format to broaden our reach and help more photographers.