I uploaded some photos from thedigitalworkshops.com workshop I went to a couple of weeks ago. They are in the Porfolio Section of my website.
I am headed to Page, AZ for another workshop with Jeff and Randy at thedigitalphotworkshops workshop in two days!
Dave Black’s Photography Website
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 16mm
1/4 sec 1t f/18, ISO 100
tripod and shutter cable release
Well, I have to say I’ve never been to a better workshop ever. Check out my friend Jeff Leimbach’s photography workshop website.
Here’s what I wrote to Jeff today (although his mailbox is full so he hasn’t seen my note to him yet):
Boy, what a great workshop you put on! I am so impressed with your ability to give equal attention to all attendees, incredibly full photo op days, expertise and help with Lightroom and Photoshop and most of all the the love and service attitude that permeates throughout the workshop. And……what a picker you have in your choice of guest instructor, Dave Black. What a REMARKABLE man with sooooo much expertise/experience and that he too humbly and willingly shares with all. I learned so much from you, Randy (who I adore), and Dave. I’ve never felt more relaxed in any of the many workshops I’ve attended. Can’t wait for Page, Arizona.
I’m ready and looking forward to capturing some pretty images while away in Banff, Canada at a workshop I leave for February 17th.
p.s. After talking with my friend, I realized I implied I didn’t like this photo. I do. It’s all the behind the scenes confusion and frustration I experienced from generally being so inexperienced during this time that lead me to upload this photo.
I dipped in to my photo archives since I have been busy and haven’t picked up my camera in the last couple of days. Not happy about that either.
I find it interesting that I never looked at the photos I shot in Moab, Utah once I returned home. I remember I was in computer and hard drive crash hell. I got so few good photos on this DLWS photography workshop. That also probably contributed to the lack of interest in ever going through and pulling out a few good shots.
Only one year ago, but I’ve gained so much more knowledge of my camera and settings.
In early May I’m driving to Santa Fe to meet my girlfriend, Tailwinds. We have no set itinerary once in Santa Fe. We’re not backpacking, I’m not in a workshop…..we are free to do whatever we like for the four days we’ll be together. Heaven!
Have been dealing with new computer problems (what else is new) and am so frustrated I haven’t looked at many of my photos from the workshop. I’m not feeling good about not having posted in so many days, so here are a few shots.
Here are a few photos I took today. I am in the most beautiful place ever, AND, I love my room. Moab, Utah rules!
I took a quick walk along the Colorado River shoreline just below my room which opens up to a view of the river to die for.
I ate alone. Food was not good, but the view from the dining room made up for it. While I was eating I notice three of my instructors, Moose, Kevin and Laurie. Joe must not be here yet. In our participant worksheet, references were made to not engage the teachers before the workshop. I obeyed and did not say hello or even look like I recognized them when they walked in. Inside I was going, “Oh my god. Here are the photographers I follow online daily. It’s neat knowing so much about them ahead of time.
I sure hope I’m not coming down with a cold. My throat is very sore.
Ray just noticed this post was up. He wants to see photos of my room. I just shot off a couple with the 5D Mark II with the ISO set to 2500. I’m surprised how well lit these photos are. I hand held them too (at a 1/10 of a sec!