Sunday, August 17, 2008

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. ~Chinese Proverb

From today through Thursday August 21, I am away at Brock University, participating in a workshop. The Niagara School of Imaging runs a week long series of professional photography workshops here annually each August. This year I am studying elements of commercial photography with Terry Robertson, a photographer with 32 years of experience in the field. It's an intense program, running day and night, with multiple practical photography exercises. This is my third time back to NSI. Between NSI, convention programs, and educational programs arranged by my branch of the Professional Photographers of Ontario, I participate in more than a dozen professional development workshops and seminars every year. I am enthused about what I will be learning this week from Terry and through the exercises that he has developed for us. For me, expanding my photographic skill and knowledge is intrinsically pleasurable, and my investments in training have invariably yielded both immediate and long term returns.

I will be periodically picking up my voice mail messages and e-mail messages while away at the workshop. Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford

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