On my Twitter page, it says I am an insatiable student. I do feel this is an accurate depiction of myself. Every day I hope to learn something new about my chosen profession or my passions (hobbies). Photography is no exception. I try to attend SMUG get togethers when I can, I have attended two sessions by David Tejada, and a workshop by Sandy Puc. It is important to me to keep learning more as I refine my craft and find my real niche in the photography world.
To that end, Thursday I will be attending a seminar by Peter Read Miller. He is a noted sports photographer, with multiple covers to his credit for the big magazines. I feel really comfortable on a youth baseball or softball field, but I want to see what he sees, and learn how he has gone about doing what he does. I am really excited about it. It is being hosted by Working With Artists, a local arts facility in Belmar, here in Lakewood, Colorado. Becoming a member of this group was a nominal fee above the seminar fee, so I went ahead and joined. One side benefit is that I now have access to very affordable studio space. I need to get in there and learn how to use a few things, but that is another extension of the learning process.
I never tire of learning. I want to be the best I can at what I do, and the only way to get there is to keep learning, on my own and with the help of others. I owe it to my clients, but more importantly, I owe it to myself.