Yesterday I attended a photography workshop. This is something that I thought I would never do, since they cost a lot of money and generally only teach you things you can learn on your own if you are motivated enough. The situation changed for me when I saw that one of my favorite photographers would be having a workshop in New Smyrna Beach, an hour drive from my home.
Chris Burkard http://www.chrisburkard.com/ came onto my radar when he released a video of surfing in Iceland http://youtu.be/cBJyo0tgLnw. In the past year, my photography has been highly concentrated on both surfing and Iceland, but never together. Chris' passion to go to extreme locations and his ability to get his work in front of people who want to see it inspire me. I did not want to go to a his workshop to have him show me how he takes his pictures, but to learn more about how plans his projects and manages his photography career. I was not disappointed, as Chris was very generous with information and determined to work personal one on one time with each participant to make sure they got what they needed out of the experience. I may never attend another workshop, but I am very glad that I did attend this one.