01 April, 2008

WORKSHOP: Film is Not Dead.

I'm not a hyper enthusiast over many things. I am enthusiastic, yes, about, well nearly everything, but an enthusiast? In the sense of being "an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity?" Not very often. I am a very careful guard over my credibility. That said, I'd like to introduce you to my friend Jonathan Canlas and his workshop, Film is Not Dead.

Image by the one and only Leo Patrone

Design by the magical Cole Nielsen

Before we proceed, don't let the FILM concept scare you away. To many of you, film is in fact dead. OK, cool. I shoot digitally as well. Still, I got EVERY PENNY worth. Let's not forget where the concepts behind digital photography derived. . . FILM.

I attended version 1.0 of this workshop back in March. It was FAN.TASTIC! In EVERY sense of the word, particularly the sense that means "exceedingly or unbelievably great" and well the sense that means "ludicrously odd. . ." not so much that one. So then nearly every sense of the word. Ok, moving right along. Let me tell you the top 10 reasons that you should mark your calendars for one (or both!) of the two workshops coming to Oahu this November.

  • 10. The people. Jon brings his groupies. And they rock.
  • 9. The cost of tuition is very reasonable. For what you get, you won't be disappointed.
  • 8. The workbook. It's pretty much out of this world. It will be a primary resource in my photographic library for years to come.
  • 7. This workshop really does lend itself to all ranges of photographic know how. It's a workshop for everyone.* Even the advanced photographer will gain ample knowledge from Jonathan. *Maybe not for a very new beginner. BUT you could definitely be prepared by November! Contact me for recommendations on resources you could use to prepare: natalienorton{at}gmail{dot}com.
  • 6. The networking opportunity. I think a workshop put on by a person like Jon is bound to draw a certain type of photographer to participate. In the Jonathan Canlas workshop I attended, I was amazed at the comradery of the group. The openness and commitment to group success was remarkable. I learned nearly as much from other photographers as I did from Jonathan himself. Ed, you rocked my world, and you know it.
  • 5. You're serious about improving your craft. This workshop is SO COMPLETE. Jon covers everything from exposure to framing to marketing to getting published.
  • 4. One of Jonathan's mantra's is "no industry secrets." You all know that I'm SOOOO on-board with him on this one! If I have to even look at one more ego filled, secretive photographer . . . I'm going to vomit. Jon is LITERALLY an open book.
  • 3. Jon is really, genuinely committed to the success of his attendees. He answers EVERY question, thoroughly and without even a trace of contempt.
  • 2. It's in HAWAII for crying out loud! You know you've been dying to come visit me!
  • 1. The foooooooood! Say it with me, "epicurean delight."

Act now, class size is limited and the cost goes up if you register after the end of the month!

You can get more information here (the Film is Not Dead Blog) or on the official Film is Not Dead website.


PS- This recommendation was in no way solicited by Jonathan Canlas or Fuji Film (the sponsor). It is me. Completely. And the hype is all true, and in fact, understated.


Unknown said...

Amen sister friend.

Lance and Kara Ford Family said...

Hey when can you do our family pictures? We leave the island in 3 weeks from today. Let me know

Lance and Kara Ford Family said...

What time tomorrow is the best to take pictures. Lance has class from 12:30-5:00 and no you have not given me a quote. I guess that would be a good idea to let me know:)

lroah said...

Just read your article on DPS - it was awesome. I just met Jonathan at WPPI and saw his book - amazing does not even describe it. I hope to get out to one of his workshops sometime soon.

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