"Who is Wise? He who learns from everyone." -- Simon Ben Zoma
Not just good advice, but words to live by. When I sign up for education opportunities, I look for styles and looks different from what I do currently. It pushes me to try different things, see my clients in different ways, and approach the shoot in a new way. I this case, I brought the talented Russ Harrington in from Nashville to spend a day here in Greensboro in my studio with a couple of past clients exploring different ways to use my equipment and studio in new ways.
It was a bit like drinking from a firehose at times, but Russ has a great demeanor and patience and seeded the creative process and watched over my shoulder (well, he watched on his laptop which we connected straight to the camera) to suggest changes in how shot the images. It was an intense 24 hours (less a little sleep) of ways of looking at things, lighting and general life.