Mar 2015

2015 Workshops Off to a Great Start . . .

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So Happy To Be
IBack In Texas!
It’s no secret that I like to teach at least one workshop a year in Texas, and I try to schedule it when the weather is cold and snowy in Pennsylvania. This week I truly lucked out . . . When I left home it was minus two degrees. In spite of the rain on Monday, on Tuesday it was a sunny 55 degrees in San Antonio. Best of all was having a class full of fun people, which is always the case in Texas, and they really dug into the workshop contents. I was lucky also to have Mark Weber, director of Marathon’s Marketing Advantage Program (MAP), available to support the class and to answer marketing questions before, after and during class breaks. No one is better at sharing marketing wisdom than Mark, and I truly appreciate his help!
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After class, Mark and I had the pleasure of taking a short ride with MAP Members Hayward and Shannon Gaude to visit the couple’s retail studio, which they moved into over a year ago. Located in Old Town Helotes, the studio is nestled among several other boutique businesses. In addition to having plenty of attractive display and shooting space indoors, the business also features numerous rustic outdoor settings that are perfect for photography. Mark used my new iPhone to create several panoramics of the property.
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I’ve always said that Mark can do more with an iPhone than most photographers can accomplish with a load of expensive gear. Here’s one of his images that I “borrowed” to try out a with several Topaz filters. I like this one best. Thanks Mark!
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My next workshop stop is Orange Country, California on April 13-14. Don’t miss the $50-off early registration deadline of March 31!