Dreams Are born in Trochu

I got back yesterday from the 3-day Evolution Retreat. It was amazing. 
It was 3 days surrounded by talented, hard-working, and caring photographers, lead by the intrepid Dave Brosha. 
I haven't typed up my notes yet. My brain is still reeling with ideas and inspiration and ambition. Here are a few initial thoughts on the weekend. 

  1. People care: I was totally intimidated, right up until about 2:00 am the first night. That impostor syndrome thing. My roommate, Lori Maloney, came to our room around 2:00 am. I was still awake, and we chatted, and giggled about the odd things that are funny at 2:00 am, for a few minutes before going to sleep. That few minutes of chatter was the bridge between feeling out of place and feeling like part of the group. So I'm super grateful to Lori for taking those few minutes to chat and make me feel welcome.

  2. Support groups: One of the things I've heard so many times is too surround yourself with positive people who are doing similar things. I feel like I've finally got that. We've got an online forum to hold each other accountable and support each other.

  3. Be decent: People like Dave Brosha are changing the world. It's not about competition, it's about building each other up and supporting each other. Everyone has their own style and vision that will speak to different customers.

I'm sure I'll have several more blog posts about the workshop to come, once I get all my handwritten notes typed up and everything organized. I'm determined to put to work what I've learned the past 3 days, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the workshop. If you have an opportunity to take a workshop with Dave Brosha (Join the facebook group Dave Brosha Workshops to keep up to date on the latest offerings.), I'd highly recommend it.

Here's a set of four photos I took from our assignment this weekend. I had to shoot around a given theme, I had the word Tradition.