Day 1 with Jay Maisel

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.