matt had attended a workshop in spain from this guy named scott robert a few years ago. and he seriously could not say enough good things about the guy and about the workshop. before matt i had never even heard of this dude. odd, coz he's an award winning photographer (shows you how much i know) and from all of matt's stories i pictured a larger than life white man who was possibly much older (deduced thru the wealth of knowledge this guy seemed to have). i met scott robert for the first time in a photog convention in pasadena and was confused. first off his name is scott robert LIM. he's asian. he's tiny. he's young. he wasn't anything i pictured LOL.
last week i had the awesome opportunity of attending one of his workshops. i can now confirm everything that matt ever declared this man to be. he IS larger than life. i absolutely love his teaching style and he gave me the pieces i was missing. sometimes it takes the right person to explain something to you before the light bulb comes on (no pun intended) ... he taught me the basics of flash photography. now i'm usually a read-a-book-then-apply kinda gal. for some reason that just didn't work for me whenever i tried to master flash photography. scott gave me the formula that finally clicked. hurrah!!!! after that day i was just infused with happiness and couldn't wait to try out all the things i learned. that inspired excitement prompted me to sign up for a lifetime mentorship program with him. i just know he's going to help propel my craft to the next level.
speaking of things that click. if you or your friend want to learn about the basics of photography... i will be teaching photography 101 at the seed market in costa mesa. 2 separate opportunities for 3 hours each on june 23 and july 14. it's a 3 hour course that will walk you thru getting past the auto button on your camera. click here for registration information.
here's some photos i took at the scott robert workshop.