Yep you heard it right! SmugMug is coming to Manila for the first time and we’d like you to be a part of it. Best of all, its FREE!
Join us on September 30, 2011, Friday at AIM (Asian Institute of Management) in Makati, 7-9pm as we hold our first SMUGs (SmugMug Groups) meet in Metro Manila.
What to expect? Co-leading with me will be the awesome wedding destination photographer Tracey Heppner. We’ll both talk about our photography and share why we organized a SMUGs here in Metro Manila. At the same time we hope to hear from you too! We’ll also share what’s in line for the group every month starting from the first meet till next year.
What the hell is a SMUGs you ask? Here’s a description from their website:
Do you dream in megapixels? Would you consider giving up a kidney for a Canon 5D Mark II?
You’re not weird. You’re one of us.
And we think you’d fit right in at a SmugMug User Group (SMUG), a mug-to-mug gathering of photographers like you.
A SMUG is a place where you can learn, teach and meet up with other photographers who share your passion. It’s also how we can tell you what’s happening in our world and discover what’s happening in yours. SMUGs are a great way to connect with other photographers and add a few weapons to your creative arsenal.
and so what will happen at these SMUG meet-ups? well…..
Things to Expect at a SMUG
You Learn: Guest speakers will light up the room with their wisdom for shooting great images and making money with photography.
You Talk: Make contacts and connect with other pros in the know. Monthly meetings set the stage for infinite opportunities.
We Listen: SMUG leaders stay in close contact with SmugMug and share your requests and gripes with our team. We also love photography as much as you, so be prepared to spot a Smugger at your local meeting.
sounds pretty amazing, right? now what is the catch? well here is what is NOT the catch:
Things You Will Never Do
• Open your wallet: Save your money for new gear. SMUGs are free.
• Sign up for anything: There are no commitments, no requirements and no vacation timeshare offers here.
• Hold hands and sing Kumbayah: We love ya… but not that much.
so what will you bring to SMUG other than yourself and maybe a friend or two? let me tell you:
• Friends. Relatives. Strangers.
• Ideas: Good. Bad. Crazy.
• Toys: Make us drool.
• You: Drop in. Talk shop.