I've taught portrait lighting workshops from time to time and I get mail almost weekly asking me "when is your next workshop???". I'd like to add in some workshop experiences to my repertoire and my schedule next year but I'm a marketing geek and I don't want to offer something that no one really wants. So I have some questions and by you answering them I hope to understand what kind of workshop you would like me to teach and where, in the U.S. we should have workshops. I'm also interested to hear if anyone in the E.U. is interested.
So, here are my questions:
1. Do you have any interest at all in taking a workshop on portrait lighting with me?
2. Would you want a "hands on" experience, a lecturing/demo experience or a mix of the two?
3. What cool cities in the U.S. would you travel to if we did workshops there? (I vote for Denver to start....).
4. Would you travel to Austin, Texas for a workshop?
5. What would you like to come out of the workshop with? New techniques? More confidence? A new circle of friends?
6. Any interest in a workshop teaching best practice of portrait lighting with continuous lights?
7. Would you rather just have dinner, go out for drinks and sit around talking about photography with me till the bars close?
Answer all the questions, some of the questions or none of the above questions. Make up new questions. Tell me not to waste my time. Tell me to spend more time on this. Go all freeform and just comment about your experiences and what you like and don't like about workshops you've lived through. It's all very useful to me. But I would like to hear from as many people as possible. You can be anonymous, this will not be graded. Thanks for your input. Kirk
P.S. Don't mention names but I'm also interested in your stories about the best and the worst workshops you've taken and what made them so bad or so good. Thanks, KT