This morning I begin another weeklong workshop at Rockport's Maine Media Workshop. For a week, along with about ten other photographers, I'll be studying with Jay Maisel. This is a not-to-be-missed lifetime opportunity.
I know a couple of guys who have also studied with Jay. Their feedback is that he's tough, inspiring, demanding, fair, and a genius.
From experience, I know these workshops are intense. At the start, they say that you've given yourself a huge gift, that for a week you will think about nothing else than being a better photographer.
I've tried to prepare for this week. I have watched a half dozen videos featuring Maisel, seen numerous bios and profiles, and read his latest book, and begun to notice in some of my old work that I was doing a few of the things he recommends.
Wish me luck. I'll try to post some thoughts during the week. I'll try.