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08/05/2010 10:01:37 AM · #1
I have the intense pleasure of going to a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' librodo workshop in October.

He has asked that people bring up to 3 lenses.

These are the lens that I own. I am more than happy to go out and buy other lenses if you think I need them. If not which ones should I take with (Tamron is of course going to go)

Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] macro for Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

08/05/2010 10:02:54 AM · #2
Originally posted by JulietNN:

I have the intense pleasure of going to a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' librodo workshop in October.

He has asked that people bring up to 3 lenses.

These are the lens that I own. I am more than happy to go out and buy other lenses if you think I need them. If not which ones should I take with (Tamron is of course going to go)

Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] macro for Canon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM


Where is it?
08/05/2010 10:18:24 AM · #3
The workshop (I believe) has filled up, it is in Las Vegas. He has one in Chicago and Florida that still have places.

It is $1000 for 2 days, not including hotel or airflight
08/05/2010 10:23:52 AM · #4
Originally posted by JulietNN:

The workshop (I believe) has filled up, it is in Las Vegas. He has one in Chicago and Florida that still have places.

It is $1000 for 2 days, not including hotel or airflight


I love photography and all that but 1 grand 2 days shop kind of expensive for me. I love the guy, but because he had "opportunities" to go places that has dramatic views and buy better equipment (which seems like paid by workshops also) would probably not make me a better photographer.

If he comes around here to AZ, and shake hands for free, I am for it :)
08/05/2010 10:24:11 AM · #5
Having been to one of his workshops, having a long lens is a necessity (to separate the model from the background). Most of the photos I took were with my Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM, although I did also use my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS for a few photos. A portable reflector is also a good item to bring.
08/05/2010 10:33:02 AM · #6
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

The workshop (I believe) has filled up, it is in Las Vegas. He has one in Chicago and Florida that still have places.

It is $1000 for 2 days, not including hotel or airflight


I love photography and all that but 1 grand 2 days shop kind of expensive for me. I love the guy, but because he had "opportunities" to go places that has dramatic views and buy better equipment (which seems like paid by workshops also) would probably not make me a better photographer.

If he comes around here to AZ, and shake hands for free, I am for it :)


I am willing to pay that price, mostly because it is hands on workshop. I learn more from being shown and actual work, than I do reading it out of a book. My portrait work is below and or average at the moment and I would like to learn how to bring it up a level. I do like his processing that he does as well, which to me is a bonus and I feel that the processing that he does can slip over to some of my other work.

I think that when you are the top of your game in a certain aspect of photography, you can charge what you want and you will get people to come and pay whatever price you set, but for people to pay that price, you really really need to be good at it, or people wouldn't pay that price and you would have empty workshops.

08/05/2010 10:34:50 AM · #7
Originally posted by jeger:

Having been to one of his workshops, having a long lens is a necessity (to separate the model from the background). Most of the photos I took were with my Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM, although I did also use my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS for a few photos. A portable reflector is also a good item to bring.


Thanks J, that is the sort of info I am after
08/05/2010 10:41:34 AM · #8
Originally posted by JulietNN:


I am willing to pay that price, mostly because it is hands on workshop. I learn more from being shown and actual work, than I do reading it out of a book. My portrait work is below and or average at the moment and I would like to learn how to bring it up a level. I do like his processing that he does as well, which to me is a bonus and I feel that the processing that he does can slip over to some of my other work.

I think that when you are the top of your game in a certain aspect of photography, you can charge what you want and you will get people to come and pay whatever price you set, but for people to pay that price, you really really need to be good at it, or people wouldn't pay that price and you would have empty workshops.


While the money is a considerable amount, the knowledge gained at the workshop, both in the field, and on the computer editing, are worth every penny. I also found it very empowering.
08/05/2010 10:42:20 AM · #9
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

The workshop (I believe) has filled up, it is in Las Vegas. He has one in Chicago and Florida that still have places.

It is $1000 for 2 days, not including hotel or airflight


I love photography and all that but 1 grand 2 days shop kind of expensive for me. I love the guy, but because he had "opportunities" to go places that has dramatic views and buy better equipment (which seems like paid by workshops also) would probably not make me a better photographer.

If he comes around here to AZ, and shake hands for free, I am for it :)


I am willing to pay that price, mostly because it is hands on workshop. I learn more from being shown and actual work, than I do reading it out of a book. My portrait work is below and or average at the moment and I would like to learn how to bring it up a level. I do like his processing that he does as well, which to me is a bonus and I feel that the processing that he does can slip over to some of my other work.

I think that when you are the top of your game in a certain aspect of photography, you can charge what you want and you will get people to come and pay whatever price you set, but for people to pay that price, you really really need to be good at it, or people wouldn't pay that price and you would have empty workshops.


It is not only being good at but also how you advertise yourself to the public. He is good, no doubt, but he does advertise himself as "teach to make money" at this point if you ask me. Watching his youtube videos, seeing his website makes me feel like I am drawn to his workshops for some reason... some reason other than his work.

Again, I am not putting him down, good for him to make money this way, that's nice. I just don't feel like giving that kind of money to him to learn some process or lights.

Hey, I hope you'll learn a lot, but I hope I won't see "Librado like" photos from you, maybe better, but different styles :)
08/05/2010 11:27:47 AM · #10
I am envious on so many levels ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN!! First, that you're taking his workshop, and 2nd, that you can afford it :-)

Leo, we all pay ungodly sums for something, by other people's standards. Some folks spend it on cars, others on food or travel. You wouldn't believe how much I'm willing to pay for good chocolate :-)

"Too much" is a relative term.
08/05/2010 11:31:55 AM · #11
Originally posted by tanguera:

I am envious on so many levels ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN!! First, that you're taking his workshop, and 2nd, that you can afford it :-)

Leo, we all pay ungodly sums for something, by other people's standards. Some folks spend it on cars, others on food or travel. You wouldn't believe how much I'm willing to pay for good chocolate :-)

"Too much" is a relative term.


That's true... I always wondered about those people who are paying 100 grand to a new car or 3 million for a house living only 2 people in it.
08/05/2010 01:17:00 PM · #12
Is it Bring Your Own Scarf?
08/05/2010 01:46:09 PM · #13
Originally posted by posthumous:

Is it Bring Your Own Scarf?


Is that a Challenge Suggestion?
08/05/2010 05:56:26 PM · #14
Geesh guys, talk about putting a bummer on my was really excited now not so much time
08/05/2010 06:49:51 PM · #15
Don't listen to the riff raff Juliet. Everyone is just really envious :-)
08/05/2010 08:15:37 PM · #16
Originally posted by tanguera:

Don't listen to the riff raff Juliet. Everyone is just really envious :-)


I agree. You have every reason to be excited! I am excited to see how you implement what you learn into your own work. :)
08/05/2010 08:18:38 PM · #17
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Geesh guys, talk about putting a bummer on my was really excited now not so much time


Darn I guess it is just not worth going now so why not trun over your registration to me? I'll be in Vegas later this month for Photshop World anyway and don't feel quilty at all for waht I'm spending!
08/06/2010 12:05:22 AM · #18
Good for you for getting the opportunity, Jules...

Wish I could go with! Take your 50, take your 10-22 and then the Tamron...or those would be my choices. I look forward to seeing how you utilize your soon to be newly found talent. ~ Kat
08/06/2010 12:10:02 AM · #19
well ms berg, if you can cough up the airfare and finally get Photoshop you can kip with me and I will give you an early birthday/christmas/birthday/christmas/birthday/christmas present!
08/06/2010 12:58:14 AM · #20
I'm terribly envious! Have a GREAT time, Juliet, and I do look forward to seeing how you implement what you learn. Despite your protestations otherwise, you're already a very creative portrait photographer!
08/06/2010 01:03:35 AM · #21
(Scrambling to figure out airfare. Got the Photoshop covered. - looks in old purses, pants pockets, couch cushions. I might try a trench coat, some sun glasses, a good corner downtown and a tin cup!)
Edited for typing errors as my eye lids are hangin' low...

Message edited by author 2010-08-06 01:04:33.
08/06/2010 01:51:48 AM · #22
It is always a good thing to learn more if one can afford it. : )
08/06/2010 10:35:05 AM · #23
it is on October 9th-10th. i am driving up on the 7th and driving back on the 11th
08/06/2010 10:52:54 AM · #24
Have a wonderful, wonderful time!
08/06/2010 11:33:41 AM · #25
Juliet, it sounds fabulous. I'd join you if it was a bit nearer :) have fun
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