from 2013 Road Show Participants

Video Introduction

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful weekend of learning, direction and stimulation. I completely enjoyed myself, as well as learned a great deal this past weekend. It was very obvious to me that you were well prepared, knowledgeable, and passionate about your subject. This could not help but rub off on the participants. It was a very worthwhile and productive use of my weekend. Thank you again for allowing me to be an attendee. ~ Gary
I was lucky enough to be able to attend Saturday's very informative (and inspiring) workshops. Thanks for your cogent and practical ideas and advice. ~ Robert
I want to thank you and Maureen for a most excellent seminar. It went way beyond photography. Your photography philosophy really encompasses life. I was so inspired when I came home to get organized and start/finish projects. I am copying/moving image/video files and then will import into LR with one consistent system. Thank you for an excellent workshop (for life). All that way missing were the temple chimes and incense to make it really ZEN like (and therefore so much more attractive for all those looking to Buddha and beyond). :) ~ Catherine
Thanks for the great seminar. It was really great to finally meet you in person. I am happy to say that I learned quite a few new things, had a few more reinforced, and came away inspired. ~ Chuck
Just a quick note to say thank you for the seminar on Saturday. What an eye-opening experience for me. It seems like ninety-five percent of all information I consume about photography is about the craft of making strongly composed, perfectly exposed, tack sharp images. Invest in the right gear, learn to control your camera, travel to the right places, wait for the right light and snap, you too can create the same iconic image that thousands before you have published. I won't say my skill as a craftsman is there yet but the prize at the end of this journey was leaving me cold.
LensWork is different and now I understand why. Combining multiple images with text and presenting it using the highest quality media can create dramatic impact, more than just the sum of the parts. Projects are a means of artistic expression - a chance to do something unique and personal with photography. This is a lot more challenging for me than learning how to set the sharpening slider in Lightroom but through the seminar you've made projects accessible.
Thank you for freeing me to stop pursuing the hero shot. My new philosophy will be to shoot what is interesting to me and not give any thought to how it might be used. By the way, I don't think I'll ever view another issue of LensWork the same - I'm going to spend more time reading artist statements! ~ Steve
It is an understatement that I loved your seminar I recently attended in Dallas. I have been to lots of them and yours out-did all the others. It was such a pleasure to see the material I came to learn presented so well, concise & organized. ~ Beverly
Thanks so much for the very informative seminar this past weekend in Federal Way. I learned a lot! ~ Pat
First off, I ‘d like to thank you for bringing your road show to Houston.  I attended this last weekend and had a phenomenal experience.
Because of the wealth of information and examples you presented, I’ve come down with ADD.  Thanks.  My head is reeling from the possibilities and I can’t seem to stop thinking of what lies ahead. Finally, I believe I can move past my pile of prints and on towards something more meaningful to myself and hopefully an audience. ~ John
It was great to meet you and spend the time together.  I've taken home a lot of useful information and perhaps a new approach to my fine art work.  Certainly projects will be an integral part of it all.
Thanks for making yourself available to the guys in the trenches. ~ Bruce
I have attended many workshops/seminars in my 35 + years career and I can say with no doubt that this was one of the best! Thanks for everything.
~ Leonard
I wanted to drop you a short note expressing my sincere appreciation for your bringing the Lenswork Roadshow to Phoenix. For the first time in a long time, I walked away from a seminar with the realization that an old dog like myself can learn new tricks - without a doubt. Your insight, experiences, and thought-provoking ideas were just what the doctor ordered. I am committed to catching the "third wave" and moving my photography forward into a much better place. Thank you for challenging me to venture outside of my comfort zone. I haven't been this enthused about my craft in a very long time. ~ Jeff
I want to mention to you what a great two days. I have been to many seminars and workshops but I am feeling the last two days were quite exceptional. Not only did I learn stuff, but most importantly you gave to me a much greater concept, understanding, and appreciation for LensWork through your excellent presentations. I am very glad I did them all.
I now find myself a dinosaur again, behind the curve on a new set of technologies. But worth it all, for I have new perspectives through which to view my "pile" of pictures and a much better understanding of the effort that it takes to complete a project.
Best wishes for the remainder of your Road Show. You made it exceptional! ~ Rob
In all my years in photography and writing as an coulmnist for Dealerscope  (a consumer electronics trade publication),  a writer on a syndicated column, Consumer Tech, as a partial owner of a ski newsletter and travel sheet based in New York, and now as a exhibiting  photographer in Steamboat Springs Colorado, I have never gained as much knowledge as I did at the Denver Road Show. A truly amazing day. ~ Al
I attended all four seminars in Sacramento. Each seminar fully met my (already high) expectations of any product from LensWork. I have been an avid reader of LensWork and follower of your podcasts for five or six years, so I was already quite familiar with the concepts of folios. Still, I found an enormous value added from listening to your presentations and gained new insights throughout the weekend. The large body of "sample" material you brought with you reinforced the concepts and provided even more motivation for me to use folios and pdfs as vehicles to assemble and distribute my work. Finally, as always with LensWork products, the very reasonable pricing coupled with the wonderful material and your insights made for a "10" on the "worth what paid for" scale. Two-week access to LensWork Online was an unexpected bonus. ~ Frank
I just wanted to thank you for a delightful and informative seminar last Saturday. Having been in both a personal and photographic funk for the past year this was what I needed to kickstart me in the right direction. I came away with many ideas for many projects and uses for my stockpile of images. Now that I'm back home, I'll get started. ~ Steve
I had the pleasure of attending all four seminars of the L.A. Road Show this past weekend and I just want to take a moment to say "Thanks, Brooks, that was really special." While I had hoped that each topic in and of itself would be interesting (which they were), I hadn't expected the concepts and themes to build over time from one seminar to the next. On my drive home on Sunday evening I could look back and see not only how "Projects" feed naturally into "Image and Text", but that all of the concepts in the first three seminars really come together as an integral part of "next steps" and "levels of involvement." You've obviously put a great deal of time and thought into this series (!) and it shows. You are also such a good presenter – just the right balance of authority and informality.
I'm a true amateur photographer, in it just for the fun of it. I love making pictures and sharing them with my family and friends - no sales or marketing at all. I'm now trying to figure out if that next step is something I want to take on. You've given me much to think about! ~ Mark
Thank you for an excellent workshop this past weekend.  I am greatly inspired and eager to build folios and chapbooks of my own.  It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope our paths will cross again someday.  I wish you all the best and safety in your travels. ~ Brent
Thank you for a worthwhile weekend. I appreciate your offer of 'helping' as we stumble down this road. Working with someone who has already stepped in the potholes doesn't necessarily keep me from stepping in them too, but at least you know the way out of the deep ones. Thanks again. I'm glad I was able to attend the second day as well. ~ Bob
I attended the Saturday morning LA symposium and found it very informative. Great to meet the mind behind the great publication. ~ Cary