This week Scott and I, along with eleven other dedicated photographers had the pleasure of spending a weekend in the company of a truly visual artist, famed photographer Joel Grimes. Although his brush is light, his canvas now a silicon sensor, Joel Grimes is an artist whose brush strokes can be seen in each of his award winning photos. As we learned in his amazing seminar this weekend, the placement of light on our subjects can and must be crafted to create that stand out look that will "pop" off the page.
Having attended a number of seminars over the years I can truly say that Joel's was prehaps the best and I know why that is. In addition to his artistry Joel also has a passion for teaching the craft and passing his talent and vision to others. If you have ever attened a workshop where in the end you felt as if the goal was to just market more things to buy, that is not the case here. Joel dumps his heart and soul into every moment of the seminar leaving nothing out and no one behind.
Yes, if asked you can bet we will recommend you attend one of Joel's workshops if you can. You will never regret it and definitely never forget it. I know for Scott and I, we have become energized with new ideas, that we can't wait to try. Perhaps that is the best testiment, a rekindling of one's vision. I know for myself that has been the case. With that, I Mark Hensley, along with Scott Eccleston, Gary Lowell, and the attendies of your workshop here in not so sunny Maine, We Thank You!!!!
A special thanks to Gray Lowell of Chasing the Sun Photography for setting up this fantastic workshop, thank you Gary!!!
PS: Stay tuned for a behind the scenes look at our weekend when I return next week.