Thanks to everyone involved with the 1st annual California Photo Festival. Attendees, instructors, volunteers, sponsors, and staff were amazing. We had attendees from around the country and around the world! There were, of course, some issues and we are still documenting what went right and what went wrong. Thanks for telling us all of your likes and dislikes. Overall, the feedback from the attendees has been fantastic. It was incredible to take what we do at Light (world class instructors, intensive learning, individual attention, small class sizes, and more) and make it happen on a larger scale.
Check out the work from our attendees at the California Photo Fest group page,
All of the podcasts we recorded during the week will be up on the Digital Photo Experience soon. Check it out at DPE
We are looking forward to next year and will hold the festival from 12-16 October, 2011. We are incredibly excited to have already started the planning process for the 2nd annual! We shifted back a few weeks in order to deconflict with Photoshop World and PMA and to coordinate with the Paso Robles Harvest Fest. We have received firm commitments from most of this year's instructors and sponsors and have requests from new photographers and digital artists who want to be involved! We fully expect the festival to grow and become a tremendous experience for photographers from around the world.
Thank you again for being a part of the California Photo Fest and joining the Light family.
Moving away from the festival, expect additions to the Light 2010 schedule and the full Light 2011 schedule very soon.
Here is a Morro Bay sunset in reverse order from latest to earliest we shot during our festival afterglow.