Thursday, June 9, 2011

Feeling A Bit Blue After A Workshop?

I've been back from my Plymouth, MA workshop (where I took the shots in this post) for a few days. It was non-stop shooting and great fun - and great snacking on Plymouth's lobster rolls.

As usual, I am having post-workshop blues: feeling a bit down after all the shooting and scooting and processing . . . and making new friends.

I am not alone. Several of the folks have emailed me saying that they miss the group and the shooting, etc.

This happens all the time after a workshop.

If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few ideas to chase away the blues.

1) Sing up for another workshop. It gives you something to put on your calendar.

2) Play with your pictures with plug-ins. I used Topaz Adjust's Spicify on the opening image for this post . . . to bring out the blue tones and texture in the image. Awaken the artist within.

3) Post your pictures on line and get feedback.

4) Keep in touch with the workshop participants. Ask them for feedback on your images. Get together for coffee.

5) Pick your best 5 pictures, and think about how they could have been improved.

6) Think about how you could have made the workshop a better experience . . . for you and your fellow workshop students.

7) Think about what you learned . . and be happy that you grew as a photographer.

We have a few spaces open on my August Plymouth workshop. Click here for info.

Explore the light,

P.S. For info on Topaz Adjust and discount on some plug-ins, click here.


Jan W. said...

Absolutely love the last shot.

Jean & Skip said...

Had an amazing time shooting last weekend and loved learning so much from you and my fellow photogs. Great fun, great food, and great places to shoot. Thanks for your non-stop energy and teaching, Rick!

Amy D said...

Well said Rick, and I like your suggestions! It was an incredible weekend of learning and fun, I'm still enjoying the energy from it all.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

OOOOOhhhh the blue and green room has such character! Do I see a face peaking out between the doors?