Attending a workshop is something that will boost your photographic confidence and joy. It’s an intense experience where your get to focus completely on your photography, immerse yourself into the photographic process, develop your photographic voice and learn more than books or internet ever will be able to do. In addition you become part of a supportive community that back you up and give of themselves during the workshop. It’s just such a difference experience.
I have attended many photo workshops myself with leading photographers who not only are very skilled and renowned in the photo community but also excellent teachers. I have as well attended workshops with lesser know photographers who often give that little extra that the big canons don’t possess. No matter who and what, any of the workshops I have attended have always given me another stepping stone in becoming more skilled or more developed in my photographic approach.
Of course as one who teaches workshops myself, I also try to take out the best from each workshop I attend to deploy in my own teaching. Not that I copy other photographers, but I notice what works and what makes student more susceptible to learning. Good ideas of teaching are always possible to improve upon.
The workshop experience is by far one of the best ways to boost your photography. First of all because you assign yourself and your time completely to the photographic process for a period of time, something you don’t usually will be able to do. In addition it’s the whole workshop setting that caters to learning and to deeper your understanding. It’s such a concentrated and energetic event.
I truly recommend attending workshops – whether it’s one of mine or somebody else’s. It’s worth the money and it’s worth the time – if you can allocate both.
The autumn coming up I am teaching two workshops, one in Cuba and one in Spain. With the opening diplomatic contacts between USA and Cuba, I hope it will even be possible for US citizen to attend the Cuba workshop if they so wish. My two workshops are:
• «Cuba in Essence», September 5th to 12th 2015, is a workshop that takes you to the bustling capital Havana as well as to the lovely, colonial town of Trinidad. For more info.
• «Street Photography in Villajoyosa, Spain», November 8th to 14th 2015, is a workshop that takes place in a pleasant, old town where houses perch side by side, painted in all the most saturated colours you can imagine in the colour wheel. For more info.