I have always felt that the best way to learn is to read good books and to also learn first-hand from great teachers. That is how I was able to reach a reasonable level of proficiency in the craft of magic.
Over the last two years, I have read many books on the subject of photography and one author resonated with me more than all the others and that was Bryan Peterson.
Bryan has written a few books on the subject and I think they are fantastic. His groundbreaking book "Understanding Exposure" has become a bestseller and made a big difference to me in understanding how to get the best image possible from my camera. After reading many other books by Bryan, I decided he was the one I would like to study with the most.
I signed up for one of his workshops, specifically in Washington DC. I chose this location simply because I could kill two birds with one stone – study with Bryan and see my friend and mentor Darwin Ortiz.
I have just returned home from the DC workshop and it was fantastic. Over two days we did a lot of walking and shooting the capital of the USA. Many of the images feature below which I hope you enjoy.
The one thing I came away with from the workshop was how to see creatively, which funny enough is the title of one of Bryan's books. To see the shot before taking it was a big issue for me. Paying attention to everything that's going on in front of me is something I got from Jay Maisel – Bryan has this down to a fine art. Many of the images in the gallery came as a direct result of watching and learning from him. I most definitely will take another workshop with him as I think he is a terrific photographer and teacher and a fun guy to hang out with.
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