last week i went to new york for the dane sanders roadshow workshop. i won't lie. for me it was expensive. i spent the $750 for the workshop, curtis and i spent the money for plane tickets and a stay in NY during one of the most expensive times of the year. it was a lot of bux. i was hoping and praying that i wasn't going to regret the expense. this was not a "how-to-shoot-photos" workshop. this was a business workshop. i needed this... or so i told myself. i'm still just as the beginning stages of a business... and i make mistakes and bad choices. i was hoping this wasn't a big one. granted, curtis didn't have to come along and we didn't have to turn it into a mini vacation but i was using that as plan B consoling just in case. but if this was bad i was going to cry over not getting my 70-200 f2.8 IS lens instead.
wednesday evening last week i found myself surrounded by love. it's been almost 20 years since i've been to a soul searching spiritual retreat. i was in shock when i realized that i found it in the oddest of places again. a cleansing, liberating, exhilarating feeling of indescribable amazingness. dane's workshop was a spiritual journey for my business.. and for me! i walked in there looking for answers to my marketing walls and technical questions. i walked out with a perspective for my business that will propel me to success! i walked out of there with 12 other compatriots who felt the same way! i walked out of there not as a ME but as WE. i have a new family! i have a support group! and these 12 people are just the beginning. we are on the ground level of a revolution in this industry. there are communities across the country that have gone through the workshop and WE ARE ALL FOR EACH OTHER. i know this sounds vague... almost hokey.. but trust me... it's the best workshop EVER! if you have your own business, whatever it may be, not just photography... this is the best workshop for you.
here's the photos from the workshop where we had a chance to shoot with an amazing couple (julianna and fernando) in new york's meatpacking district.
and here's the crew and the venue...