Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
I am delighted that I am travelling virtually to Hawthorne, New Jersey, where I am meeting up with photographer, mentor, and personal branding coach, Lynford Morton.
Lyn and I have known each other ever since I joined his on-line photo group that he mentored several years ago. During this course, group members posted a photo a day with a short explanation. I confess being intimidated by the calibre of photographers, but soon felt a kinship and camaraderie within this group. Lyn’s enthusiasm and inclusive approach opened the world of photography for me.
Branding & marketing is in Lyn’s blood. He sold his first logo at 12 years old when his school held a contest to see if anyone could create a logo. Lyn won first place and pocketed a tidy $25 prize. The school is still using Lyn’s logo to this day.
How has photography changed the way we view the world? What is the future of photography in our digital age? How can we engage within a dynamic virtual world? These are the questions that will be discussed today.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting dialogue on Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you, Lyn, for sharing your knowledge, experience, and insights. You have been a source of encouragement to me over the years. You remind me that photography is personal because it tells our story and documents, along with all the other photos that circulate in our virtual world, the greater narrative of our generation.
Listeners, I invite you to connect with Lyn on his website, Shutterbug Life.
Until next time we meet dear friends, keep safe and be well.
Special note on statistics stated in the podcast: How many selfies are taken a day? According to Photutorial’s data, 92 million selfies will be taken daily across all devices in 2022. This number coincides with the fact that 2.3 billion photos are taken every day, 4% of which are selfies.