Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the Printing Workshop yesterday. You are a talented teacher. Your workshop was well organized, while still being relaxed and personal. Your grasp of the subject matter is awesome. My husband and I had the privilege of attending your Moab workshop and both of my experiences were terrific. I think you encourage each of your students to be the best photographer that they can be. Thanks again.
“After the first day of the Spring in Arches and Canyonlands workshop, my wife, Judy, and I knew we were in for something special. These two national parks and the surrounding areas were unique and as beautiful as any I had ever been to. The photographic opportunities were endless and Robert’s intimate knowledge of the area and planning before we got there allowed us to maximize the use of our time. Rising hours before sunrise and finishing the day after the sun had set was a commitment happily made by everyone in the group, nice easygoing people from many walks of life who shared a common goal. That was to enjoy the time and the place and to make better images. As hard as we worked, Robert worked just as hard or harder, both in the classroom and in the field.
Robert has often talked and written that it’s okay to fail in the process of learning. I am old enough to be cynical when people say things like that. But it was true. While I failed many times, particularly during the first two or three days, Robert was always there to help and encourage, but never to criticize in any negative way. And when that proverbial light bulb finally went off and my pictures began to reflect many of the things Robert had been drumming into our heads, I realized how much I had learned in such a short, but intense period of time. I had become more of a master of my equipment instead of the other way around. Robert helped me learn how to see and find images that had previously been invisible to me. And, starting from scratch on the first day, I learned enough about Lightroom to get the most out of the images I had made.
Robert, I want to thank you again for all your extra effort in making the workshop a truly incredible experience. Don’t say “it was my job”, because lots of people have jobs where only the minimum level of acceptable performance is given. You went far beyond that. The amount we all learned was extraordinary and we even had a few laughs in the process. You can’t ask for more than that.” – Miles Josephson
Because of watching his videos, I chose to attend his Moab workshop in May. It was a phenomenal workshop! I have previously been on workshops in Colorado, one with a nationally recognized photographer-and have been disappointed. Robert’s approach to photography and his approach to educating others is very definitely a gift. I learned a great deal.
It was a total immersion in the theory of seeing. He excels in paying individual attention to his workshop participants and the particular needs of each. Robert’s preparation and knowledge of the workshop location made for a stellar experience for me and I hope to attend another workshop with him.
This workshop and Robert’s metaphysical approach,( what is there? and what is it like?) to photography freed my inner vision to be allowed to photograph what I “feel” in nature. It also helps me to stop focussing only on the iconic scenes to share with others and instead compose and share other scenes as beautiful in nature. – Carol A Locke, Colorado
I would highly recommend this workshop for someone who has had some limited experience with printing and would like to attain a higher level of finished print. Printers,papers,ICC profiles,are all covered in some detail. A basic understanding of Lightroom is helpful, since most image adjustments and printing are made here. This workshop convinced me that a good print is essential for a true representation of the artists work.
One of my highlight of 2013 was the workshop i did with Robert. He is a fabulous photogtapher as well as a skilled teacher Not only does he understands all of the elements of photography but he has extadinary patience and the ability to listen and clearly explain the issues. I can’t wait to take more woorkshops with him
My jet lag is over and the red dust is vacuumed out of the camera bag so it is time to send sincere thanks for all your guidance. Your attention to details is not lost on me. One more thing: I first committed to the trip because I knew I would learn a great deal from you, your talent, and your admirable values. My preference is for urban settings vs. landscapes, and for Adirondack settings vs.the Southwest, so what better way to learn than by stepping out of the comfortable into something opposite–and it worked!
Significant experiences are a confluence of many factors–the purpose, the setting, the students and the spontaneous events which add fun and flavor. All of the above could be distilled down to two words, “False Kiva”. That hike has been entered into my Journal of Lifetime Highlights, and it alone made the entire trip worth it.