LYNFORD MORTON BIO
Photography Coach &
Founder, Shutterbug Life community
I am the founder of Shutterbug Life community, where beginner and enthusiasts learn how to be better photographers. I focus on how to create great photos, build an audience and make an impact.
Shutterbug Life supports emerging and enthusiast photographers with the following resources:
- Shutterbug Life, a weekly photography lifestyle podcast and blog;
- Photography Meetup groups in Washington, DC and New York City;
- Facebook group for Meetup members;
- Photo Tours that teach photographers in Washington, DC; New Orleans; and New York City; and
- Shutterbug Mentoring Club, an online membership community.
Photography Coaching — My life’s work
As a photography coach, I have taught thousands of photographers while leading more than 600 workshops. Throughout the life of my photo tour business, which includes workshops in Washington, DC, New Orleans, and New York City, attendees consistently give 98 percent approval ratings.
In January 2015 I launched the weekly photography podcast, Shutterbug Life. Through a series of discussions, expert interviews and photo challenges, the podcast inspires emerging and enthusiast photographers to be better photographers.
The podcast grew out of monthly free webinars I conducted for four years. 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 creates street portraits for the blog Humans of New York; and Hannele Lahti, a travel photographer who contributes to National Geographic.
I came by it honestly
My Dad taught himself photography when he was 15 on the beautiful little island of St. Kitts. At one point, he was the only photographer in his village. Dad says he generated steady income riding his bicycle from house to house taking pictures.
I have early memories being surrounded by cameras and developing images in our home darkroom. In high school, I often accompanied him as a second shooter on his high school portrait jobs.
In college, I chose a double major of photojournalism and public relations. During a 20-year career, I led public relations campaigns to support multi-billion dollar business development pursuits and cabinet-level events. Nestled in that time was an eight-year stint as a photojournalist in the Army Reserves.