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Just the F.A.Q.s ~ "Are you ever going to offer a workshop?"
WHAT: For Photographers, Just the F.A.Q.s, News | WHEN: June 29, 2009
|Two questions I've been asked a lot lately... "How did a guy like you ever score such a hot wife?" and "Are you ever going to do a workshop?"
I'm still dumbfounded on the first one, so you'll have to ask Kylie. I suspect, though, it had something to do with my rock solid organizational skills and/or my freakishly stellar Chewbacca noise impersonation skills.
I can, however, address the latter question.
First off, I truly am honored that people have been asking me about doing a workshop for some time now. It's a humbling - and terrifying - thing to think that some people want to know how I do my photography work because honestly most days I still feel like I have a ton to learn myself and such a long way to grow in some areas.
I've dodged this question for a while now (maybe I can try politics if this photography gig doesn't work out), but here's my take on workshops... E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y is doing them, and while there are some crazy-talented phtographers out there with a heart to share and teach (and they have something to share and teach) putting on some fantastic workshops that are worth every penny, there are also just as many people out there who 1) seem to have other motives, 2) have barely been doing photography long enough to warrant doing a workshop, 3) are professional workshoppers who haven't shot anything current in years, or 4) just don't have the heart of a teacher. I don't want to be someone who meets any of those latter criteria.
I told myself that I would never do a workshop until I was competent & confident enough in my craft and felt like I had enough meaningful things to share that would make a workshop worthwhile for people where they walked away having felt like it was totally worth it and had fun doing it.
So, with that in mind, I've been thinking about putting on a workshop, and I've got a rough idea of what I'd want to do and cover if I did, but no concrete plans or details yet. If I did do one, though, I'm curious 1) how many people would be intrested, and 2) what things people would find most valuable for me to talk about and/or demonstrate. If you're interested or have thoughts, just shoot me an email!