OC SmugMug Meeting : 08.27.09


In 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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  1. terri zollinger

    August 17th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    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 … 😉

  2. DJ

    August 17th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Yes! I got the first comment….btw…are you really blogging at 5:45am Cali time? You are hardcore! 😛

  3. Rakeda Sharber

    August 17th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    You are the only person who has made me wish I lived in OC. Geez. Have a blast!

  4. Diane - www.sagephoto.com

    August 17th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Seriously…you need to take this on the road, preferrably on the east coast so I can attend! 🙂

  5. courtney d.

    August 17th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    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!!! 🙂

  6. Gabriela Gandara

    August 17th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Yay! im so happy to hear you are having another Smug! Count me +1 in…cant wait

  7. Cassie B.

    August 17th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    My mother in law and I will be there! Glad we can finally make it to one. :]

  8. Tracy Norred @ Serendipity Images

    August 17th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I’ll be there! I’m all about love & loving cash-flow … can’t wait to hear what Becker has to say! 🙂

  9. Jenna

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    My husband and I will be there!!

  10. Val

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I will be there with 1 guest!

  11. Cami

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I’ll be there!

  12. Lauren Bauer

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Count me in +1 . YAY!

  13. Wayne Bradt

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I LOVE THE [b]school, GO BECKER!!1

  14. Sarah

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I will be there with my hubby again. Looking forward to it!

  15. Jen Johnson

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I’ll be there! Looking forward to it!

  16. Tira J

    August 17th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I will be there, given I don’t end up in the hospital like I did before the last SmugMug meeting. 🙂

  17. Julie Boucher

    August 17th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I’ll be there for sure!

  18. Bong Concepcion

    August 17th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I will be there!!! Exciting times!

  19. Jenny C.

    August 17th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I’ll be there +1!

  20. shannon leith

    August 17th, 2009 at 4:58 pm


  21. Erin

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I will be there with bells on!!

  22. Amanda Patrice

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I’ll be there!

  23. Lorrie Prothero

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    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.

  24. Elmer Estimo

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hi. My business partner and I will be there. Thanks.

  25. Kathrina

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    YAY for another meet! 2 please!

  26. Kathy Chappell

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I will be there!!

  27. Gail Elaine

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Yes, bringing this (along with yourself & hubby) to the East Coast would ROCK…

  28. Carina

    August 17th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Awesome, so excited! Pls. count me plus one (total 2 attendees).

    Thank you! =)

  29. Kaylee

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I am in!

  30. pmg

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    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."

  31. Keri Welch

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Looking forward to attending my first meeting!

  32. Hanssie Trainor

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I will be there 🙂

  33. Allison Richter

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Wahooo I really enjoined the last OC Smug Mug Meeting! Kyle and I will for sure be there.

  34. Stacee Lianna

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I’ll be there +1 😀

  35. Andew

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Im in! thanks!!!

  36. Mapuana

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I’ll be there! Loved the last one with Jessica Claire, can’t wait to see Becker at this one.

  37. Kaysha Weiner

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Add 2 please, can’t wait!! 🙂

  38. Gloria McCune

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I can’t wait!

  39. Eric Bradshaw

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Add another chair please!

  40. Jenna Castello

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I will be there +1. Thank you!!!

  41. nick yutaka

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    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.

  42. Ashley

    August 17th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Jeff and I will be there! See you then!

  43. Melissa

    August 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Count me in!

  44. Nicoracle Photography

    August 17th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Wouldn’t miss it! Thanks for spending so much time setting these things up, J*… you rock!

  45. Becka @Studio222 Photography

    August 17th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    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 😉

  46. niccolew

    August 17th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    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.

  47. Trude

    August 17th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’m so there! My girlfriend said she got so much out of the last one, thanks for doing this!! 🙂

  48. danielle simone

    August 17th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I will be there!

  49. Rachel Clare

    August 17th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Looking forward to it!

  50. Jane

    August 17th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    My friend and I will be there! Thanks so much!

  51. Astrid Shell

    August 17th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks for hosting these great events! I will be there too! 🙂

  52. avianca wong

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    ah what Becker! way cool!..i will be there. thanks Jasmine

  53. charlaBLUE

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I’ll be there for sure!

  54. Shaun Austin

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I am planning on making this OC Smug.

  55. Natalie Perez

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    my husband and I will be there…looking forward to it!

  56. sarah J

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I will be there ! So excited!

  57. Michael Fletcher

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    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. 🙂

  58. brad peters

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I’ll be there!

  59. David Quesada

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Count me in, see you Next Thursday !

  60. Amber Fox

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I always enjoy the SmugMug meetings so I am totally looking forward to coming. Count me in!

  61. diana radoi

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    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! 🙂

  62. m

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    i’ll be there!

  63. Ian Andrew

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Count me in!

  64. Paul Edward

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Count me in!

  65. Scott Land

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Thank you! Can’t wait.

  66. Tammy Rapp

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Add me to the list!

  67. Vivian Tran

    August 18th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Finally….I won’t miss this one…3rd one is a charm!

  68. jamie borden

    August 18th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    count me in times two! yay!

  69. Andrea

    August 18th, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Can’t wait to hear the seminar! Thank you!

  70. Elizabeth Luna

    August 18th, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Yes I’m In!

  71. chris

    August 18th, 2009 at 2:30 am


  72. kymberli q.

    August 18th, 2009 at 2:48 am

    I am there!!

  73. Sarah Myers

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Yes! I love Becker 😀

  74. amanda thiessen

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:13 am

    shoot!! i wish i could 🙁 dangit!!

  75. Geovanny Rodriguez

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Count me in Plus 1, can’t wait 🙂

  76. Cindy C

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:28 am

    I’ll be there!! Looking forward to it!

  77. Eric E

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Can’t wait!

  78. Smith Prasirtpun

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Count me in.

  79. Julie Blair

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:36 am

    I will be there again to join in the festivities!

  80. Rhiona

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:59 am

    rsvp for 2. whooo! i can finally make it to one of these!

  81. John Leocadio

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:12 am

    I will be there!

  82. Natasha Najand

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:25 am

    i will definitely be there 🙂 can’t wait!

  83. Jenn

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Becker? Love him! I’ll be there

  84. Robin

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Looking forward to it!

  85. Stacey Dabbs

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:38 am

    I can’t wait – I’m in!

  86. Jessica Elizabeth

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Count my husband and I both in!

  87. Feuza

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:16 am

    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 🙂

  88. Jessica Pressley

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:59 am

    The High Desert representatives will be back for sure!!! 😉

  89. Megan Siana

    August 18th, 2009 at 6:24 am

    I am coming for the first time!

  90. Tim King

    August 18th, 2009 at 6:46 am

    I’ll be there plus 1!

  91. Matthew Saville

    August 18th, 2009 at 7:10 am

    So Cal Photog Shootout will be represented! =Matt=

  92. Vasti

    August 18th, 2009 at 9:29 am


  93. Kristina Wood

    August 18th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    me and a guest will be there

  94. Frederic Tiberghien

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Save me a sit please!

  95. Troy Grover

    August 18th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    see ya there 🙂

  96. Jessica Bodas

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I’l be there!

  97. ohana photographers

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    cupcake + 1 🙂

  98. zobo

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:37 pm


  99. Leann Neal

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I am there!

  100. Ashley Rose

    August 18th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I will be there =) with cupcakes. No seriously. But not for you. For Polo!

  101. gretchen Knoblock

    August 18th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I will be there! =)

  102. Mike Cunningham

    August 18th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I’m in…LIKE A BOSS

  103. KrisD Mauga

    August 18th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I will be there!!!

  104. KrisD Mauga

    August 18th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I will be there!!!

  105. Shirley Vazquez

    August 18th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Soooooooooo…excited! Will definitely be there! 🙂

  106. Laura & Scott Kearse

    August 18th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Count us in for two. Can’t wait!

  107. Aimee

    August 19th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Two seats please. =)

  108. Kristie Ferronato

    August 19th, 2009 at 4:07 am

    I will be there!! See you then

  109. Brian Fletcher

    August 19th, 2009 at 4:35 am

    I’ll be there! Looking forward to hearing a fellow MVHS Grad speak! 😉

  110. Gina

    August 19th, 2009 at 6:33 am

    I’ll be there! One seat : ) Thank you, Jasmine!

  111. Nancy Ramos

    August 19th, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Jasmine, count me in and 20 of my friends.

  112. Susan DeSisto

    August 19th, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I can’t believe I’m going to miss another one! My niece’s rehearsal dinner is in Long Beach that night! Arggghh!

  113. Chris

    August 19th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    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!!

  114. Jason

    August 19th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    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.

  115. dave

    August 20th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    I’ll be there with wife & a friend…so count me in for three times the fun.

  116. ashley morgan

    August 20th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Please count me in for 2 seats. I’m so excited to learn from you and Becker!

  117. Suzanne Reid

    August 20th, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Please count a seat for me.

  118. andrea

    August 20th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the last one so please save a seat for me. Thank you.

  119. Gary Becker

    August 20th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Count his Mom and I in.

  120. Nicole Glenn

    August 20th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    yay! me +1

  121. Kate Noelle

    August 21st, 2009 at 1:30 am

    I’ll be there! Woooo!

  122. Douglas Molina

    August 21st, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Please save a seat for me. Thanks.

  123. Melissa

    August 21st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Count me in!

  124. Tracy Laulhere

    August 22nd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I will be there!

  125. Cathy Crawley

    August 23rd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I wish I could [ b ] there!

  126. Karen Ard

    August 23rd, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Count me in. Thanks!

  127. Elizabeth

    August 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Look forward to hearing more great tips.

  128. Rebeca Mauga

    August 24th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks, I will be there!

  129. Diandra

    August 24th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Me (and my mom) are coming!

  130. Ryan Morck

    August 24th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Count me in!

  131. Suzanne Reid

    August 24th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Please count a seat for me.

  132. lucy

    August 24th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    See you there~

  133. corey mckenna

    August 24th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I’ll take a seat.

  134. Lauren

    August 24th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I’ll be there!

  135. Lukas VanDyke

    August 25th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Looking forward to it!

  136. connieMchung

    August 25th, 2009 at 5:57 am

    rsvp’ing for my friend nancy and me! 🙂

  137. Gabriel Mora

    August 25th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Loking foward to assist. Go easy on me it’s my first time.

  138. Jess

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    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?

  139. Doug McNamee

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Henry Wang and I will be there

  140. Tracey Smith

    August 25th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    RSVP’ing 1!

  141. Jayme

    August 25th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I am planning on coming with possibly one guest. This will be my first SmugMug and I CAN’T WAIT. 🙂

  142. Karen R.

    August 25th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    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!)

  143. Thomas Frank

    August 25th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Fo sure, please count me in as well

  144. Lawrence @tofurious

    August 25th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I’m there!

  145. Kimberly Loya

    August 25th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I am SOOO there! + 1 of my awesome friends 🙂

  146. Patrick

    August 25th, 2009 at 10:58 pm


  147. Allen Taylor

    August 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Okay I’m in, plus 1.

  148. Leslie

    August 26th, 2009 at 2:18 am

    So excited…me + 1 🙂

  149. Alan Mura (alanmura.com)

    August 26th, 2009 at 3:53 am

    I would love to participate…

  150. Scott Lawrence + 1

    August 26th, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Can’t Wait

  151. Jeanette Sanchez

    August 26th, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Count me in!

  152. Greg Perez

    August 26th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Count me in too. Thanks!

  153. Rachelle Hobbs

    August 26th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Count me in. Sounds amazing! Thanks Jasmine!!

  154. Shiela

    August 26th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Will be attending +1

  155. Shiela Hizon

    August 26th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Will be attending +1

  156. M Johnson

    August 27th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    will be attending

  157. Tracy Curtis

    August 27th, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I’ll be there!

  158. Bethany Murphy

    August 27th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Coming with two others 🙂

  159. Bethany Murphy

    August 27th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Scratch mine, my sidekick already put an rsvp in for us 🙂

  160. abraham

    August 27th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    count us in……+2

  161. Maggie

    August 27th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I’ll be there!

  162. Corinna See

    August 27th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    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.

  163. Jennifer Owens

    August 27th, 2009 at 5:16 pm



    August 27th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I’ll be there!

  165. Roxanne BENTON

    August 27th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    GIRLFRIEND! CB and I are coming! How many do you expect? I’ll gladly bring cupcakes!

  166. Corinna See

    August 27th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    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……..

  167. Brian Carter

    August 27th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I will be attending with 3 guests 🙂

  168. kelly orr

    August 27th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    hi. heard really great things about last month… can’t wait to attend:)

  169. kelly orr

    August 27th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    i’ll be there

  170. Ralph Velasco

    August 27th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I’ll be there.

  171. Paul Von Rieter

    August 27th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Count me in!!!

  172. Kevin Wynn

    August 27th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome! Count me.

  173. Blair Van Bussel

    August 27th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I will be there! 🙂

  174. Laura Kagy

    August 27th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I’ll be there. Thanks!

  175. Laura Kagy

    August 27th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I’ll be there. Thanks!

  176. Katie

    August 28th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    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!

  177. Tina Prainito

    August 28th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I will be there.