Last week was another wonderful year for WPPI. I reconnected with many and made a lot of new friends as well. It was a great experience. I always become energized when returning home from WPPI. You take in so much information, so you must be careful to not be overwhelmed. Just focus and choose the nuggets that are a good fit. My friends in the industry are incredible motivators. We all are unique and love to help each other out. I cannot imagine doing anything else.

Speaking of uniqueness, I think the best platform speaker of the week goes to my friend Dane Sanders. Dane’s talk was about YOU and being YOU-nique. Of course it related to photography somewhat, but overall we talked very little about photography. It was apparent that his message hit home with so many folks. To learn more about Dane Sanders, check out his many offerings via his blog @ http://blog.danesanders.com.

It is great to be home and back with my family. 2009 is going to be the best year yet, I can feel it! I look forward to all of the challenges it brings. I have many new things to post about and look forward too.

Hope to see a bunch of you tomorrow night for the shoot n learn. In case you missed it, here is the info:
Shoot N Learn – February
2.11.2009

Hey Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the Steeler’s 6th Superbowl win!!! I know that I have :-)

This is the time of year where (if you live in Pittsburgh) it is easy to fall into “Seasonal Depression”, because it is so darn gloomy out there. It takes a little extra effort to be motivated and to stay focused. I think it helps to surround yourself with positive people and great relationships to keep going.

I would love for this month’s Shoot N Learn to be just that. Let’s have a round table discussion about everything and anything – (photography related of course ;-) ). Would you please join us:

When: Tuesday February 24, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Bado’s Pizza Grill and Ale House (Click Here for the Map)

Limit is 20 people, so please let me know ASAP david@davidburkephoto.com

I really look forward to these gatherings! We will all take new things away from this meeting.