by Skip Cohen
Throwback Thursdays are about memories and smiles. You can never go back, but you can take quick fun looks in your rearview mirror and appreciate where you've been.
I've shared a lot of posts over the years about Skip's Summer School...it was the start of a completely new journey in 2009, which led to this blog after five incredible years of summer workshops. Recently while cleaning up my stash of downloads, I came across this short video. It simply made me smile.
Every summer for five years, Skip's Summer School took place, starting in Las Vegas and later in the Chicago area. It was a time that kicked off some fantastic friendships, and so many of us are still in touch today.
If you don't usually go off in search of throwback photographs or videos, just trust me. So often, the hunt is a huge part of the fun because you never know what treasures you're going to find along the way. And if you've got a blog, share those moments from the past. They represent the magic of imaging - stopping time and turning intangible moments into the tangible! It's a perfect marketing tool for reminding your clients that it's time for a new portrait.
But there's one more aspect to Throwback Thursday that makes it unique for me - So many of the images and videos I find remind me of the career choice I stumbled into so many years ago. I'm forever grateful for the friendships and experiences that have come my way...and even better, looking forward to many more.
Happy Throwback Thursday - check out the number of industry educators and photographers in this 2011 promotional video.
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.