One of the biggest challenges of being a professional photographer today is building your skill set. Technology never stands still, and neither do your competitors. That means you need to stay on top of new techniques without missing the basic foundation-builders.
It's great to have an opportunity to catch up with my good buddy, Sal Cincotta and talk about education in imaging. It was 4-5 years ago Sal asked several us if we wanted to write for a new online publication he was starting, Shutter Magazine. Then came ShutterFest, the fastest growing conference in photography. Next, when other magazines were discontinuing their hard-copies or were getting so thin they could barely stay afloat - Sal launched Shutter Magazine in hard copy.
All along the way, Sal and his team have not only developed each of these online, in print and live venues but created unique components. For example, "Rent-a-human" at ShutterFest every year gives artists a chance to work with live models and develop a stronger skill set.
Everything Sal does in print, online or in live programming is about education, and now he's launching another venue in November, Project Lunacy. It's another unique opportunity for artists to build their skill set. I'm talking with Sal in this short podcast about education and how photographers can take full advantage of the new program.
Listen to the short podcast and get to know Sal a little better, Then, click on the Project Lunacy link above. This is a you-snooze-you-lose scenario. Remember, one of Sal's trademarks is never to oversell any conference, which helps to make sure the time you're investing is well worth it! It's already two-thirds full, so check it out today and reserve your spot!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.