July 21, 2010

eyes wider

For the past two years I've wanted to take this photography immersion class in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I've read about it, talked about it, thought about it...and finally -- this past week, I got on a plane and went. It was one of the coolest experiences. From sun-up to sun down, we lived and breathed photography. We had a great teacher who loved photography, teaching and the world. We had a class who bonded effortlessly over the 7 days -- and I found that it was possible to actually understand my camera. I not only learned how to use my camera and capture the images as my mind sees them; I've noticed that I've begun to view the world in a slightly different way. There are so many interesting angles to capture, stories to tell, details to shoot. This experience has opened my eyes wider than before.