Late April I had a great opportunity to attend a photography workshop held by the Exposure Group (EG http://www.exposuregroup.org) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was my third trip to San Juan, second trip with EG. I use to be a member of EG but they always kept me in the loop whether if it was new openings of photographer’s galleries, studios, and EG exhibits.
When you think of San Juan you think of Old San Juan. Not just the good food but also the city has a lot of history and how can you not photograph something? And this wasn’t a typical classroom setting etc. Everyone was photographers and knew beyond the basics of photography. This workshop was all about taking you out of your comfort zone: shooting with prime lenses (and if you didn’t have a prime, set your lens to one focal length), street photography, natural light, black and white, shooting at sunrise and sunset, night, and as always good fellowship. I really felt that we all learned from each other and everyone had no problem in sharing this, that, or the other.
When I’m with a person or a group I enjoy taking photographs of them “taking photographs”. So if you ever feel that you want to have a workshop don’t think it has to be in a proper setting, etc. Get some photographers together, have an idea what you would like to accomplish and have your workshop. And if that doesn’t work, have a photo walk. You will be surprised what you can learn. Below are some photographs of the photographers doing what they love….and of course a few of San Juan.
HAPPY SHOOTING!! 🙂 🙂