I was gone to Las Vegas this past week attending WPPI. I went with an agenda to learn about workflow management, pricing, and outsourcing. Those areas I find as constant struggles in my business. I find myself spending days trying to figure it out. I thought I would go to Vegas, sit in a class and scribble down notes as to how to do all this. Although, I did get some great ideas, I found the most compelling classes were by those who spoke briefly on those topics and then moved into the heart of why they are photographers. I went to WPPI with Jared Anderson (jaredleellc.com) and he told me to just bring a notebook. No camera. I am so glad I listened to him. There were about 17,000 other photographers there as well, and those who brought their cameras to class-clicking a picture of every slide-I doubt felt the impact of the words the speaker was conveying to us. I feel inspired and excited to really dig my heels in on my 2011 work. There are a few things on my agenda, a couple that I will wait to share with you, but one idea I have been toying with for a while now. I have been asked a few times about hosting a workshop about photography. I really dismissed the idea because I know I have so much to learn myself. WPPI made me realize we are all still learning. None of us do it perfectly. I know I certainly don’t, but I have spent the last 10 years learning by trial and error and listening to those who know a little more than me. This workshop would be for anyone who likes photography, has a camera and wants to learn how to use it to take compelling photographs. I would be teaming up with another photographer to teach a one day class. If you have any interest – please email me with what you would like to learn, ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) while we get the details worked out.