So why would I want to go to this workshop? Well, it's been on my radar a long time. For over 15 years in fact. I discovered it after visiting Tom Mangelsen's gallery in La Jolla and after finding he was a faculty member at the Photography at the Summit Workshops...well, like I said, it's been on my radar ever since.
Although the prospect of spending time with Tom Mangelsen was the immediate draw, what I found was a faculty consisting of photographers as accomplished as Tom Mangelsen in their respective fields of work.
I'm not going to go in to the details of each faculty member I had the incredible pleasure of working with and learning from, but I have listed each with a link to their websites. Suffice it to say, National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, PhotoShelter, The Washington Post, and more are all represented by these masters of their craft.
It was humbling to be in their presence sometimes, but the week was fun, rewarding, more of an education than I could ever have anticipated: and possibly life-changing!
Ok...the critiques of our work were sometimes brutal, but I'm happy to say I worked hard at applying what I'd learned and didn't suffer a bad critique...in fact my daily submissions were well received! So here they are...