I’ve written before about how much I enjoy conducting photography workshops. Its also a great way for the Photo Club to fulfill what I believe its mission to be. Now granted, I wrote that mission statement, so it might be somewhat biased. I’ve been President of the club for the past 3 1/2 years. This being my last year. That mission statement might be re-written by the next person in this position, but for now it works. Onwards to workshops.
ive come to believe that if you want to anything better, teach it to someone else. Since becoming president of this club I have conducted more than a dozen workshops and loved every one. Some of the topics I scheduled myself to teach I knew next to nothing about. A little pressure to jump into hyper-learning mode. They worked out fine. While I try to convince others in the club to try this approach I secretly worry that if too many get into the workshop teaching mode, I’ll lose my chance to conduct as many as I like…it’s a weird quandary. On the other hand I’d like to continue honoring our commitment to our fine public library, but can’t conduct workshops every month myself. I know one thing for certain, even when I’m no longer club president I intend to keep teaching workshops as often as I can
I just complete a workshop on Black and White Photography, which I absolutely have come to love this past year. I really fell in love with Black and White when I had several printed. Seeing the actual prints, and hanging them up, made all the difference.