08.17.09 Photography

OC SmugMug Meeting : 08.27.09

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n photo news, I'm incredibly stoked to announce the next OC SmugMug meeting will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7pm at Mesa Verde Country Club. Many thanks to Mesa Verde for opening its large, mahogany doors for us again...this venue is simply beautiful and I'm incredibly grateful to have their support!

Our guest speaker will the uber amazing [b]ecker and I'm thrilled to have him join us! I have a soft spot for Becker, as he was one of the first photographers here in Orange County to embrace me as a newbie when I first started. He's a marketing guru and with the release of his online photography forum/resource/networking site--the [b] school--he's done great things for the industry! Right now he's on fie-yah, so I'm honored to have him present "The Love of Art & The Love of Cashflow". This presentation is going to be awesome and I'm totally indebted to Becker for coming out and freely sharing his knowledge.


The last OC SmugMug meeting was a total success because of all the amazing people who came out, so I hope to see all your smiling faces again soon! It bears repeating that this meeting is open to ANYONE and EVERYONE...and is FREE...but I also accept cupcakes as valid form of payment. Please RSVP in the comment box so we can ensure everyone has a chair and we can make proper accommodations...thanks so much!

Happy Monday!
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Tina Prainito - I will be there.  08.27.09 - 5:27pm
Katie - I did not know if I was going because my car has had problems all week but it looks like I am, sorry this is so late!  08.27.09 - 5:07pm
Laura Kagy - I'll be there. Thanks!  08.27.09 - 3:53pm
Laura Kagy - I'll be there. Thanks!  08.27.09 - 3:53pm
Blair Van Bussel - I will be there! :)  08.27.09 - 2:23pm
Kevin Wynn - Awesome! Count me.  08.27.09 - 2:20pm
Paul Von Rieter - Count me in!!!  08.27.09 - 2:12pm
Ralph Velasco - I'll be there.  08.27.09 - 1:49pm
kelly orr - i'll be there   08.27.09 - 1:06pm
kelly orr - hi. heard really great things about last month... can't wait to attend:)  08.27.09 - 1:04pm
Brian Carter - I will be attending with 3 guests :)  08.27.09 - 11:33am
Corinna See - I meant MOUNTING, mounting options for prints. You know - on matboard, foam board, styrene board, masonite etc. While you're at it, can you find out if they can offer semi-gloss protective coating on canvas prints? What else do I want? Just kidding........  08.27.09 - 10:50am
Roxanne BENTON - GIRLFRIEND! CB and I are coming! How many do you expect? I'll gladly bring cupcakes!  08.27.09 - 10:44am
RANDY WONG - I'll be there!  08.27.09 - 10:38am
Jennifer Owens - coming!   08.27.09 - 10:16am
Corinna See - I wish I could make it, but I'm in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since attending to the "Free to Suceed" tour in Denver of '08, I have been using ShowIt for my website and SmugMug as my storefront for prints. Could someone please try to find out if SmugMug's EZprint or Bay Photo ever plan to offer matting options for prints? That's the only area where they fall short IMHO. Thanks! : ) p.s. Beker is an awesome speaker and just plain "cool" dude.   08.27.09 - 10:11am
Maggie - I'll be there!  08.27.09 - 9:32am
abraham - count us in......+2  08.27.09 - 8:22am
Bethany Murphy - Scratch mine, my sidekick already put an rsvp in for us :)   08.27.09 - 1:33am
Bethany Murphy - Coming with two others :)   08.27.09 - 1:27am
Tracy Curtis - I'll be there!   08.26.09 - 9:48pm
M Johnson - will be attending  08.26.09 - 9:17pm
Shiela Hizon - Will be attending +1   08.26.09 - 1:32pm
Shiela - Will be attending +1   08.26.09 - 1:32pm
Rachelle Hobbs - Count me in. Sounds amazing! Thanks Jasmine!!  08.26.09 - 8:41am
Greg Perez - Count me in too. Thanks!  08.26.09 - 2:24am
Jeanette Sanchez - Count me in!  08.25.09 - 11:32pm
Scott Lawrence + 1 - Can't Wait  08.25.09 - 11:08pm
Alan Mura (alanmura.com) - I would love to participate...  08.25.09 - 8:53pm
Leslie - So excited...me + 1 :)  08.25.09 - 7:18pm
Allen Taylor - Okay I'm in, plus 1.  08.25.09 - 5:00pm
Patrick - RSVP  08.25.09 - 3:58pm
Kimberly Loya - I am SOOO there! + 1 of my awesome friends :)   08.25.09 - 3:13pm
Lawrence @tofurious - I'm there!  08.25.09 - 2:45pm
Thomas Frank - Fo sure, please count me in as well  08.25.09 - 12:47pm
Karen R. - I plan on being there as well now. Can't wait! (Originally I was supposed to be out of town on a shoot but it looks like it fell through, so now I get to go, whoo-hoo!)  08.25.09 - 12:24pm
Jayme - I am planning on coming with possibly one guest. This will be my first SmugMug and I CAN'T WAIT. :)  08.25.09 - 10:32am
Tracey Smith - RSVP'ing 1!  08.25.09 - 10:27am
Doug McNamee - Henry Wang and I will be there  08.25.09 - 9:09am
Jess - Oh my goodness, I'm wishing St. Louis was a lot closer to the OC right now! Any chance you could set up a password-protected video of the event for us out-of-town photogs?  08.25.09 - 8:36am
Gabriel Mora - Loking foward to assist. Go easy on me it's my first time.   08.25.09 - 5:47am
connieMchung - rsvp'ing for my friend nancy and me! :)   08.24.09 - 10:57pm
Lukas VanDyke - Looking forward to it!  08.24.09 - 6:42pm
Lauren - I'll be there!  08.24.09 - 4:59pm
corey mckenna - I'll take a seat.  08.24.09 - 4:51pm
lucy - See you there~  08.24.09 - 3:32pm
Suzanne Reid - Please count a seat for me.  08.24.09 - 12:57pm
Ryan Morck - Count me in!  08.24.09 - 11:14am
Diandra - Me (and my mom) are coming!  08.24.09 - 10:38am
Rebeca Mauga - Thanks, I will be there!  08.24.09 - 10:23am
Elizabeth - Look forward to hearing more great tips.  08.23.09 - 3:02pm
Karen Ard - Count me in. Thanks!  08.22.09 - 9:33pm
Cathy Crawley - I wish I could [ b ] there!  08.22.09 - 5:39pm
Tracy Laulhere - I will be there!  08.21.09 - 5:47pm
Melissa - Count me in!  08.21.09 - 9:33am
Douglas Molina - Please save a seat for me. Thanks.  08.21.09 - 7:23am
Kate Noelle - I'll be there! Woooo!  08.20.09 - 6:30pm
Nicole Glenn - yay! me +1  08.20.09 - 10:23am
Gary Becker - Count his Mom and I in. Gary  08.20.09 - 10:08am
andrea - Thoroughly enjoyed the last one so please save a seat for me. Thank you.  08.20.09 - 9:33am
Suzanne Reid - Please count a seat for me.  08.19.09 - 10:14pm
ashley morgan - Please count me in for 2 seats. I'm so excited to learn from you and Becker!  08.19.09 - 9:17pm
dave - I'll be there with wife & a friend...so count me in for three times the fun.  08.19.09 - 6:41pm
Jason - I would love to see a webcast of this... Or I could fly cross-country to attend... Webcast would be cheaper though. You are awesome Jasmine! Keep up the great work.  08.19.09 - 2:12pm
Chris - Any chance someone could bust out with a Flip and post a video of the presentation for those of us who live in Antarctica....well, the Midwest? Purty Please!!  08.19.09 - 4:55am
Susan DeSisto - I can't believe I'm going to miss another one! My niece's rehearsal dinner is in Long Beach that night! Arggghh!  08.19.09 - 12:47am
Nancy Ramos - Jasmine, count me in and 20 of my friends.  08.19.09 - 12:46am
Gina - I'll be there! One seat : ) Thank you, Jasmine!   08.18.09 - 11:33pm
Brian Fletcher - I'll be there! Looking forward to hearing a fellow MVHS Grad speak! ;)  08.18.09 - 9:35pm
Kristie Ferronato - I will be there!! See you then  08.18.09 - 9:07pm
Aimee - Two seats please. =)   08.18.09 - 6:04pm
Laura & Scott Kearse - Count us in for two. Can't wait!  08.18.09 - 3:05pm
Shirley Vazquez - Soooooooooo...excited! Will definitely be there! :-)  08.18.09 - 1:07pm
KrisD Mauga - I will be there!!!   08.18.09 - 12:16pm
KrisD Mauga - I will be there!!!   08.18.09 - 12:16pm
Mike Cunningham - I'm in...LIKE A BOSS  08.18.09 - 11:31am
gretchen Knoblock - I will be there! =)  08.18.09 - 11:16am
Ashley Rose - I will be there =) with cupcakes. No seriously. But not for you. For Polo!   08.18.09 - 11:05am
Leann Neal - I am there!  08.18.09 - 10:45am
zobo - /:  08.18.09 - 10:37am
ohana photographers - cupcake + 1 :)  08.18.09 - 10:20am
Jessica Bodas - I'l be there!  08.18.09 - 10:06am
Troy Grover - see ya there :)  08.18.09 - 9:33am
Frederic Tiberghien - Save me a sit please!  08.18.09 - 9:15am
Kristina Wood - me and a guest will be there  08.18.09 - 8:38am
Vasti - ME!  08.18.09 - 2:29am
Matthew Saville - So Cal Photog Shootout will be represented! =Matt=  08.18.09 - 12:10am
Tim King - I'll be there plus 1!  08.17.09 - 11:46pm
Megan Siana - I am coming for the first time!  08.17.09 - 11:24pm
Jessica Pressley - The High Desert representatives will be back for sure!!! ;)  08.17.09 - 10:59pm
Feuza - Wow, Becker, he is awesome and what a great topic!! wish I was a little mosquioto to pop in and listen, that is a Braziliam saying :-)  08.17.09 - 10:16pm
Jessica Elizabeth - Count my husband and I both in!  08.17.09 - 10:01pm
Stacey Dabbs - I can't wait - I'm in!  08.17.09 - 9:38pm
Robin - Looking forward to it!  08.17.09 - 9:37pm
Jenn - Becker? Love him! I'll be there  08.17.09 - 9:26pm
Natasha Najand - i will definitely be there :) can't wait!  08.17.09 - 9:25pm
John Leocadio - I will be there!  08.17.09 - 9:12pm
Rhiona - rsvp for 2. whooo! i can finally make it to one of these!  08.17.09 - 8:59pm
Julie Blair - I will be there again to join in the festivities!  08.17.09 - 8:36pm
Smith Prasirtpun - Count me in.  08.17.09 - 8:35pm
Eric E - Can't wait!  08.17.09 - 8:32pm
Cindy C - I'll be there!! Looking forward to it!  08.17.09 - 8:28pm
Geovanny Rodriguez - Count me in Plus 1, can't wait :)  08.17.09 - 8:26pm
amanda thiessen - shoot!! i wish i could :( dangit!!  08.17.09 - 8:13pm
Sarah Myers - Yes! I love Becker :D  08.17.09 - 8:12pm
kymberli q. - I am there!!  08.17.09 - 7:48pm
chris - in:)  08.17.09 - 7:30pm
Elizabeth Luna - Yes I'm In!  08.17.09 - 7:24pm
Andrea - Can't wait to hear the seminar! Thank you!  08.17.09 - 7:14pm
jamie borden - count me in times two! yay!  08.17.09 - 7:04pm
Vivian Tran - Finally....I won't miss this one...3rd one is a charm!  08.17.09 - 6:58pm
Tammy Rapp - Add me to the list!   08.17.09 - 6:52pm
Scott Land - Thank you! Can't wait.  08.17.09 - 6:31pm
Paul Edward - Count me in!  08.17.09 - 6:24pm
Ian Andrew - Count me in!  08.17.09 - 6:17pm
m - i'll be there!  08.17.09 - 6:02pm
diana radoi - i'll be there! :) the last 2 were amazing! :) this time i'll be bringing 3 more people with me, instead of coming by myself! :)   08.17.09 - 6:01pm
Amber Fox - I always enjoy the SmugMug meetings so I am totally looking forward to coming. Count me in!  08.17.09 - 5:57pm
David Quesada - Count me in, see you Next Thursday !  08.17.09 - 5:51pm
brad peters - I'll be there!  08.17.09 - 5:45pm
Michael Fletcher - I'll be there with bells on and bringing a friend (I don't know if she will have bells on or not), so mark me down for two. :)  08.17.09 - 5:44pm
sarah J - I will be there ! So excited!   08.17.09 - 5:32pm
Natalie Perez - my husband and I will be there...looking forward to it!  08.17.09 - 5:27pm
Shaun Austin - I am planning on making this OC Smug.   08.17.09 - 5:21pm
charlaBLUE - I'll be there for sure!   08.17.09 - 5:21pm
avianca wong - ah what Becker! way cool!..i will be there. thanks Jasmine  08.17.09 - 5:06pm
Astrid Shell - Thanks for hosting these great events! I will be there too! :)   08.17.09 - 4:33pm
Jane - My friend and I will be there! Thanks so much!  08.17.09 - 4:33pm
Rachel Clare - Looking forward to it!  08.17.09 - 4:27pm
danielle simone - I will be there!  08.17.09 - 3:14pm
Trude - I'm so there! My girlfriend said she got so much out of the last one, thanks for doing this!! :)  08.17.09 - 2:16pm
niccolew - From Washington, I'm channeling my inner child with a great big "NO FAIR" and cupcakes may be the only thing that can bring my emotional balance back in order.   08.17.09 - 1:59pm
Becka @Studio222 Photography - Wish we were closer. But, we are actually thinking of coming out there so maybe we'll get to join in on the fun soon enough ;)  08.17.09 - 1:34pm
Nicoracle Photography - Wouldn't miss it! Thanks for spending so much time setting these things up, J*... you rock!  08.17.09 - 1:34pm
Melissa - Count me in!   08.17.09 - 1:14pm
Ashley - Jeff and I will be there! See you then!  08.17.09 - 12:45pm
nick yutaka - 2 seats, please! jessica claire was awesome last time and i can't wait for becker this time. oc smug is so fortunate to have you as its leader! i have a feeling you're about to get about 250 cupcakes.  08.17.09 - 12:43pm
Jenna Castello - I will be there +1. Thank you!!!  08.17.09 - 12:37pm
Eric Bradshaw - Add another chair please!  08.17.09 - 12:29pm
Gloria McCune - I can't wait!  08.17.09 - 12:20pm
Kaysha Weiner - Add 2 please, can't wait!! :)  08.17.09 - 12:19pm
Mapuana - I'll be there! Loved the last one with Jessica Claire, can't wait to see Becker at this one.   08.17.09 - 12:16pm
Andew - Im in! thanks!!!  08.17.09 - 12:14pm
Stacee Lianna - I'll be there +1 :D   08.17.09 - 11:53am
Allison Richter - Wahooo I really enjoined the last OC Smug Mug Meeting! Kyle and I will for sure be there.  08.17.09 - 11:47am
Hanssie Trainor - I will be there :)  08.17.09 - 11:44am
Keri Welch - Looking forward to attending my first meeting!  08.17.09 - 11:42am
pmg - In your next FAQs post, will you consider going through how you meter for different shots (close up of couple in engagement shot, photo of bride w/attendants, etc.) I'm interested in knowing what you are metering, as well as where your exposure indicator is once you've adjusted settings). It looks as thought your photos have very little post processing, which I am guessing is a result of spot-on metering. I've also noticed your style isn't as "bright" as other photographers' (such as the skin tones), which seems to make your photos appear less "processed."   08.17.09 - 11:39am
Kaylee - I am in!  08.17.09 - 11:06am
Carina - Awesome, so excited! Pls. count me plus one (total 2 attendees). Thank you! =)  08.17.09 - 10:51am
Gail Elaine - Yes, bringing this (along with yourself & hubby) to the East Coast would ROCK...   08.17.09 - 10:51am
Kathy Chappell - I will be there!!  08.17.09 - 10:39am
Kathrina - YAY for another meet! 2 please!  08.17.09 - 10:28am
Elmer Estimo - Hi. My business partner and I will be there. Thanks.  08.17.09 - 10:25am
Lorrie Prothero - I'm there. Also, I'm listed as a helper for you so let me know if there's anything I can do to help. I'd love to be a worker bee.  08.17.09 - 10:20am
Amanda Patrice - I'll be there!  08.17.09 - 10:16am
Erin - I will be there with bells on!!  08.17.09 - 10:02am
shannon leith - coming!  08.17.09 - 9:58am
Jenny C. - I'll be there +1!  08.17.09 - 9:50am
Bong Concepcion - I will be there!!! Exciting times!  08.17.09 - 9:47am
Julie Boucher - I'll be there for sure!  08.17.09 - 9:32am
Tira J - I will be there, given I don't end up in the hospital like I did before the last SmugMug meeting. :)  08.17.09 - 8:51am
Jen Johnson - I'll be there! Looking forward to it!  08.17.09 - 8:48am
Sarah - I will be there with my hubby again. Looking forward to it!  08.17.09 - 8:44am
Wayne Bradt - I LOVE THE [b]school, GO BECKER!!1  08.17.09 - 8:38am
Lauren Bauer - Count me in +1 . YAY!  08.17.09 - 8:26am
Cami - I'll be there!  08.17.09 - 8:21am
Val - I will be there with 1 guest!   08.17.09 - 8:11am
Jenna - My husband and I will be there!!  08.17.09 - 8:07am
Tracy Norred @ Serendipity Images - I'll be there! I'm all about love & loving cash-flow ... can't wait to hear what Becker has to say! :)  08.17.09 - 7:37am
Cassie B. - My mother in law and I will be there! Glad we can finally make it to one. :]  08.17.09 - 7:20am
Gabriela Gandara - Yay! im so happy to hear you are having another Smug! Count me +1 in...cant wait  08.17.09 - 7:02am
courtney d. - Totally wish I could come to these meetings!! Grrr, I need to move to the OC in a bad way. PS. it's Monday. ;) Oh, and I heart you!!! :)  08.17.09 - 6:58am
Diane - www.sagephoto.com - Seriously...you need to take this on the road, preferrably on the east coast so I can attend! :)  08.17.09 - 6:55am
Rakeda Sharber - You are the only person who has made me wish I lived in OC. Geez. Have a blast!  08.17.09 - 5:50am
DJ - Yes! I got the first comment....btw...are you really blogging at 5:45am Cali time? You are hardcore! :P   08.17.09 - 5:50am
terri zollinger - oh how i wish i lived closer - it would be awesome if these meetings could be videotaped and then put on a link that you could send out so we could watch, listen and learn like all the lucky people who live closer .... just thinking out loud ;) happy monday ... ;)  08.17.09 - 5:10am
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