I’ve been putting off this post for a few days because I still can’t seem to find the words… Well that and a pair of 13-hour days earlier this week back at the office.
I had the opportunity to spend some time learning from them this past weekend with 9 “chicks” from all over North America. I was the token dude… which was actually kinda fun.
(Of course I had to tone down my brutish ways and not scratch myself or unleash any earsplitting burps… which typically refrain from in polite company anyway… usually.)
So I submit to you, my fellow GoPros…
A few years back I bought my first dSLR camera and fell in love with it and the images that spilled out onto my computer. I loved it so much I upgraded, thinking a better camera would probably take better pictures. But as I started learning more about the craft I knew I needed more… more knowledge… more skill… and a better all around understanding of photography. You can only do so much reading, so I started asking questions of the people I admire the most. JoeyL, the Bluelilies, John Riedy…
But I knew I would learn the most in a truly immersive experience, and when Wendy & Tyler told me about their GoPro workshops I jumped in with both feet.
Yes it seems weird to have a photography workshop in a beach house with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the mighty Pacific alongside 10 other people… seemed kinda like an AA meeting at first… or a bible study. But as we got into it all the awkwardness faded away.
By the end of the first day my head was spinning. I got home that evening and was gushing to Jewels about all the stuff I learned. In her words I was “glowing”.
At the end of the second day my world was rocked. When I got home that night I didn’t even know what to say. How can you explain it to someone who wasn’t there?
Ahhh… pictures. What is it they say? Every picture tells a story?
Duh! The whole reason we were there, right?
The most photographed bowl of M&M’s (working on my depth of field)
Meg - Rockstar Blogger
Nikki - The Muse from Seattle
Group shot caught in awesome morning light
The Nikon Grrrls….
Wendy, demonstrating the proper “Arctic Butterfly" technique… (don’t ask)
I was eager to try out my new skillz, so I ran the family through Old Town on Sunday for a Speed Shoot after going to the movies.
too. much. fun.
Looking forward to GoPro2… which should probably be called “WentPro”… no?
All for now.