The FIND DC Workshop: It was one of the absolute best workshops that I have ever attended. The talent pool of the photographers that attended was outstanding. Every photographer that attended are amazing photographic artists from all over the country. Jonathan Canlas is an exccellent teacher and really touched on the point that we are capturing familiy history for people. He was all about inspiring and pushing us to new levels of creativity.
THE MAN Jonathan Canlas: Jonathan Canlas is a down to earth and special artist. He truly beleives in family and puts his own family as the most important thing in his life. Jon had some amazing things to share for inspration during our time with him.
THE FIND Models: Past FIND workshop attendees came and brought their wives and families to model for us and were excellent. We broke into groups and only had 8 minutes to work with each family/couple 1-1. We were able to work on some personal photography outside of any lecturing/classtime and our scheduled shoots. All the photographers created stunning work and I felt so alive finally shooting some personal work.
THE FILM: I want to be inspired to capture and love everything that I select to capture in my frame. One thing that inspires me deeply is the use of Film photography. It pushed me to be more precise with my work and not to overshoot for the sake of overshooting. It feels very natrual and real for me to shoot film. There is no special effects with film. It is either color or black and white. That is why it is timeless and will look stunning forever.
This is one of the best workshops out there period. I would suggest this workshop to anyone that loves or misses working with film and is interesting in REAL Photography, not all digitally overmanipulated work. Check them out here: http://filmisnotdead.com
I will be posting my street photography and pet portraits from DC