Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic – free from the tools that create it – can you find new dimensions for your work. – Robert Hall
Photography, like life, is all about moving forward. I absolutely love to learn, and am constantly searching out new sources of inspiration, techniques, and locations.
One of the best ways to do that is to take a photographic workshop. They’re amazing opportunities to see new places, learn new techniques, get fresh eyes on your work, meet like-minded people and even hang out with some of the greats in the business. How else could you hang out with guys like Keith Carter, Sam Abell or National Geographic photographers and ask them all the questions you always wanted to ask?
The market is flooded with workshops though – some good and some…not so much. So how do you know which one to choose before you hand over your hard-earned cash?
That’s where my friend Marco Ryan comes in. He a fantastic photographer and just wrote an amazing e-book all about workshops called “Living the Dream”. You’ll learn:
- Questions to ask when choosing a workshop
- Different types of workshops
- Gear choices
- What to do when you arrive
- Setting expectations
Honestly, I learned a ton reading it, and I’ve done many workshops over the years.
Here’s the best part: It’s only $7 and all of the profit goes to charity! Marco is heavily involved in Focus for Humanity – a great organization that provides grants to photographers pursuing projects in the area of humanitarian photography. So your $7 will not only get you some fantastic information but you’ll be helping out other photographers as well.
It’s 71 pages long and filled with great information as well as Marco’s stunning photography, which in itself will inspire you to take a workshop.
You can purchase the ebook here: http://www.marcoryanphotography.com/ebooks/living-the-dream/
Me? I’m off to photograph Kyoto, Japan and Thailand. See you soon!