Friday, March 28, 2008

Choice and Vision with Santa Fe Workshops

For a week in February I was fortunate to be one of 14 lucky photographers to attend a Santa Fe Workshop lead by Gregory Heisler. The workshop was titled Choice and Vision and set out to challenge our preconceptions of how to create intriguing and creative photographic images, something it did way beyond my expectations arriving at the campus.

Gregory Heisler is an excellent teacher and was extremely open about demystifying working at the highest levels of the photo business. I also got to spend the week with some amazingly talented and like minded photographers, which I'm know made the whole experience all the more memorable.

If you're a photographer or just interested in learning more about photography, I would highly recommend taking a Santa Fe Workshop. It could truly be a life changing experience.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

TED Talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It's a conference that is held in Monterey once a year at which speakers are invited to speak on any number of subjects for a designated amount of time, no longer than 18 minutes. The timing is strictly enforced so one day can contain numerous lectures. There is an incredible list of names discussing an endless list of fascinating subjects. The cost of attending the conference is $6000 but, luckily for us, the best speakers are filmed and posted online. If my post about personal fabrication piqued your interest, you can even see Neil Gershenfeld speak on the subject...mind blowing stuff indeed!