First of all, if you've been to our website you will see that we have a first annual California Photo Festival planned for this September. We now have 12 top of the industry instructors confirmed for group portfolio reviews, workshops, seminars and lectures to fill the 5 and a half days of learning on the beautiful Central Coast.
Interested in learning photography in Japan? Hal is going to be a guest instructor at the first annual Japan photo Fest in late June! He is one of three instructors including the DPExperience gurus Rick Sammon and Juan Pons. (Both instructors at our Photo Fest as well)
Well, with the little time I had to get Hal out of the classroom when he was here last week, we were able to get a good idea about the wildflower explosion that we are anticipating. Old creek road is starting to get colorful already and there are reports of Poppies and Lupin already making their way across the valleys. We are even expecting more rain to come which just makes things better for these classes coming up!
To make this year an incredible capture year, this March we have Jennifer Wu and Rob Sheppard coming in time to photograph the wildflowers and teach some interesting topics to go along with them! We have a few seats left and we have been speaking with some Canon reps about getting some pretty cool equipment sent over for the macro sessions.
Look for our newsletter this week that will feature a great deal by signing up for 2 classes this March. It will be a retrospective deal so you can sign up for one now and get the same deal later on if you choose to take us up on it.
Hal is currently on a flight to Alaska again so expect to see some more blog posts on camera equipment in sub zero temperatures and interesting photos of the north slope. But never fear! I am not alone here keeping up the fort with a very large and pregnant belly. Hal and I have officially hired two incredible women to join our team to help out with keeping the school going forward and going strong. Many of you have met Becky, as she has been our lab assistant for many months. She graduated from Cal Poly last year and I'm honored to have her on our team. Tracy will soon be your main point of contact here. She is incredibly competent, energetic and more to the point organized! Everything an artist needs by their side!
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We look forward to seeing each of you here soon!
As Hal likes to say...Fiat Lux!