Above: My talented and dedicated Summer Arts students in action.
This post originally ran in June 2013. For new followers, I am running it again.
I'm just back from teaching a digital photography workshop at the Summer Arts Program in Monterey, CA. The event, organized by California State University and produced by my friend Professor Mark Larson, brings together students of all ages and from all backgrounds - and at all different stages of learning.
I was one of several instructors at the event, and I was honored to be included.
You can see from the picture above just how much fun the students and I had on the workshop. That's probably the #1 reason why I do workshops: we all have fun!
Above: Getting ready to teach Photoshop and Lightroom in the classroom.
During the three-day session we covered: travel, people, HDR, flash and landscape photography. In the classroom I shared Photoshop and Lightroom techniques, as well as tips on social media marketing.
This workshop, as do all my workshops, emphasized why I enjoy teaching digital photography from start to finish. Sure, I get to impart some ideas and techniques to the students, but I also see how each photographer pictures the world in his or own unique way.
I also get to meet awesome individuals, many of whom have incredible talent. I learn, too - and we all learn from each other.
Above: That's Mark on the left and me on the right.
What could be more fun? Well, I'll tell ya. At the end of my workshops I go around the room and ask the students, "What does your photography mean to you?" This is a good question that you may want to ask yourself. It may help you define your photography.
During my "What does your photography mean to you?" sessions I ask the students to give a short answer, which I break down to one word. We put that one word on a white board. New for me to hear this session: Loving, Confidence, Blessing, Celebration and Heart. Always something new.
I hope to see you on one of my 2014 workshops. We learn a lot and have non-stop fun.
Explore the light,
P.S. If you can make a live workshops, you can take a virtual workshop with me on-line. Check out my Kelby Training classes here.