I want you to know that I am very excited and honored you are taking my class. I promise, you will be amazed at how much we cover in that short week. I have taught this class many times at Texas School and at PPA, so I know you are going to be changed.
Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to meet with some of you at various guild meetings, iHeart, or workshops. Some of you I have “met” through e-mail and phone conversations.
I know from my previous experiences as an instructor at Texas School that each student comes to class with a broad range of interests and expectations, and a fairly wide range of experience levels. This is to be expected.
Interestingly, it is not the “diversity” among those of you whom I have visited that has intrigued me, but rather it is the similarities among you that has me so excited about this class.
I have observed that as a group, we all seem to share: a passion for photography, a hunger for knowledge, and a strong desire for success. It is with these three common threads in mind, that I am putting the finishing touches on the 2022 edition of The Secrets of Success When Turning Pro.
I do have a few favors to ask of each of you:
- Next time you are out and about, pick up a pack of 3x5 notecards.
Gather about 4 – 5 of your all-time, favorite images that YOU have taken. These do not have to be your best work, nor do they have to be all that recent – I just want you to find the images the mean the most to you. Select your two most very favorite among them and have a 8x10's printed that you can bring to class. They can be of a client, a friend or a family member – but it is going to be most helpful if these are images of a person or people and not a landscape or scenic image.
I will be sending you a complete list of things to bring a little bit closer to class.
That’s it for now!