I am a big fan of expanding your vision and trying new things. One of the ways I make this happen for me, is to select one or two workshops a year that I feel will help push me in a new direction. Whether it be a photography workshop, marketing and business techniques or straight up technology, I get excited when the time comes to attend and learn.
This week I am attending Jeremy Cowart‘s workshop. Take a minute and view his work. When I first saw his work, I was in awe. Eventually twitter came along and I followed him and became even more impressed by him as a person. Jeremy has a big heart and started the Help-Portrait movement. He is doing some wonderful things for people around the world through Help-Portrait and Awakening.
So why is a documentary wedding photographer taking this workshop? Because it is totally different from what I do and the way I see! This makes it so exciting for me. I love being a storyteller, because I love honest photography, however I also love to create, produce and direct. Jeremy appears to have a very good handle on all of this. Not to mention his lighting, photography and post processing skills are stellar. This will no doubt provide some insight to me, so I can continue to improve and grow. I will write up a review after the workshop.
If you haven’t attended workshops or seminars, set a goal to make it happen this year. You may just learn something… Better yet, you may help one of the other attendees and make new friends.