A weeklong workshop goes by fast sometimes. On Sunday night when the class meets for the first time to go over the week ahead, it seems like you have all the time in the world. Then the days rush by, in a blur of visiting cool locations, making photos and working on them in the digital lab, learning new methods and techniques for interpreting and perfecting your images (not to mention enjoying the great food and interesting conversations under the dining tent at the Maine Media Workshops).
The first of my two back-to-back workshps ended yesterday morning and this evening a new one, "HDR & Beyond" begins. It's a good process that benefits not only the students but also myself. I always learn something from each workshop I teach. From the questions that get asked to the way someone might choose to create an image or interpret it in a unique way. The back and forth exchange of ideas between photographers is an important component of growing as an artist.
The image above is a 3-exposure HDR blend that was taken last Saturday before my first workshop began. The weather last week was gray and rainy much of the time due to Hurricaine Katia passing by far out in the Atlantic. The forecast looks better for the week ahead for 5 days of exploring and pushing the boundaries of what is possible with HDR, both techically and aesthetically.