Saturday, October 11, 2008

Back from CPR


Creative Photography Retreat, not Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. It was held in Connecticut, hosted by the folks who publish all those Creating Keepsakes Magazines. My wonderful pal and I got to spend 3 lovely days together learning so much about our beloved obsession with cameras that my brain is about to burst. I can't wait to go over my notes and digest all the good stuff I got to hear about and try.

Without going into technical detail (I'll save that for the photo blogs), here are the reasons this weekend was important and worth both the expense and the time away from my family:
  • I'm excited about photography in a way that has eluded me for a while.
  • I know more than I thought I did about photography and Photoshop.
  • There is still a lot more for me to learn.
  • There are many different definitions of expert, with many different approaches and levels of expertise. It was so interesting to have one teacher teach one thing, then have the next teacher teach the total opposite of the first teacher's ideas. To quote another one of my instructors, my mind is BLOWN!
  • I have apparently been living in a cave because I had never heard of Scott Kelby. Well, I knew some of his work, I just didn't know his name. I'll be sharing even more links as I dig back to the surface through the avalanche of great new info under which I am currently buried.
  • My pal and I have not seen each other in months and it was absolute bliss to have this time to just be together. Every moment was truly enjoyable.
It is so good to be home, though, as it always is these days. I could not drive fast enough to get back to my family.

4 comments:

  1. Oh I am so Jealous!!! I just have to keep reminding myself.... Someday....humph, that is a blog in itself. Anyway. So glad you got to go. Please come to Photography group and share your knowledge with us. :-)

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  2. Oh how fun!! I am jealous too. Please share your knowledge. Put your favorite tip on my PW blog NOW! And show some of your awesome shots too.

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  3. Cool!! So glad you got to go to this Kellie - it sounds awesome!!

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  4. Yes, I'm with Cami - all those things :)

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