Since graduating from the University of Michigan, I have been faced with the harsh reality that most photographers are not willing to help you. It is a competitive world out there and often times photographers will not help or refer you to someone simply because you are viewed as a threat. It is as simple as that.
So to be surrounded by photographers who are not only well established, but well respected, whose main reason for being there is to help you, was extremely refreshing. Rest assured, I took full advantage.
I was blown away by how much insight I gained within the 72 hours that I was there. This institute covers everything and anything a photographer has to know in order to make it in this cut throat industry...I can only hope that I will be greeted with another opportunity to visit this fine institute again.
....its basically Disney World for photographers