On a Slow Boat to China....

Attending photo training seminars is a fun way to learn or expand your photographic skills.  There are many kinds of photography seminars available out there if you want to give it a try.  They range from $50 to much, much more.  I just returned from a week on a “Cruising Through Life” photography trip to the Bahamas, Aruba, and Curacao.  Mark and I scheduled this trip back in March because another fall seminar we wanted to attend was sold out.  The best seminars sell out 6-12 months in advance, so don't delay signing up.  We learned that the hard way.  In the end, Mark could not go on the trip, so I went without him. Sean, at Cruising Through Life, has a great variety of locations and brings some great instructors to share techniques in photography and post-processing.  The seminars covered a wide range of topics, and the instructors made themselves available in the evening for on- and off-topic discussions and advice.  Sean brought lots of goodies to be handed out during the classes.  All of the classes were recorded, so attendees can go back and review what they learned at their leisure.  There were parties at the beginning of the cruise and the final night where we all had a good time and even a photo show and contest.  There were about 25 of us from all around the world.

This trip brought us some NAPP personalities: Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, and Corey Barker.  They have each contributed to or written books about photo techniques and currently write for both Photoshop User and Layers Magazines.  They host seminars around the country.  Dave and Matt are co-hosts on Photoshop User TV, and Corey is a frequent guest host.  They definitely know their topics. Mark and I are both NAPP members and have attended seminars with all three of these talented instructors at Photoshop World events.

I'll go into more about the trip in upcoming blogs.  This is just a quick intro to set the scene.

These shots are from our first stop at Half Moon Cay.  Enjoy.