In April, I spent the most amazing three days with Rick Sammon, author of 34 photo related books including Exploring the Light, Field Guide to Digital Photography and his latest book, Digital Wedding Photography Secrets. Rick lead our workshop covering HDR Photography, Fill Flash techniques both in studio and outdoors, Photoshop Tips and Techniques and much more.  Rick is as delightful and personable as he is knowledgeable.  He has a very genuine way of giving each class participant personal instruction as well as thorough and informative group direction.

Our workshop began in the studio classroom at Digital Technology Centre, 1281 Tallevast Road, Sarasota.  Each workshop day consisted of in-studio instruction and an on-location photography session.  Locations included Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Old Car Museum and Dinosaur World in Plant City.  On-location sessions allowed the participants to put into immediate use the lessons and techniques that were taught that day in the studio portion of the workshop.  At the end of each day the participants and instructors reassembled for an after hour recap, spirits, a meal and camaraderie.

This was one of those workshops that will not soon be forgotten!!!  The bonds that were made between the instructor and all the participants will certainly be continued!  As group parted on day three, we were all sad that the workshop had come to an end.  However, joy came in knowing that newly developed friendships had blossomed and the incredible wealth of information that had been passed on to each of us.  But wait…there’s more!!!! “He’ll be back!!!”  Stay tuned for updates from the group and information on another new and exciting Rick Sammon workshop.  The buzz around DTC is that workshop is tentatively scheduled for January, 2010.

Digital Technology Centre of Sarasota is a training center for the creative professional and serious hobbyist specializing in photography, graphic design, digital fine art and video.  Check out their course offerings at www.digitaltechnologycentre.com.

The Group At Dinosaur World

Here’s a shot of our group the final day at Dinosaur World.  We were also honored to have R.C. Concepcion and some of the staff from Photoshop User TV along with us that day!   Rick, you are amazing, thank you for your time, talent and most important, your friendship!

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