Well, I am back, tired but very much encouraged, from the Rockhampton, Queensland, where I held three workshops for the avid photographers who attended. Some actually attended all three - the Basic Photography Workshop on Friday night, the Portrait and People photography workshop on Saturday and the Wedding photography workshop on Sunday. The interesting thing about each person who attended was that while all learned the principles we discussed and work shopped, each person learned something individual and unique to them, things that were perhaps incidental to me and yet nonetheless important to them as a lesson to take home. They were a great group of people, and I had a ball getting to know them. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with as many of them as possible and hopefully watching as their photography improves. The other great thing was that I have been asked back! So it appears I will be returning to Rockhampton to catch up with this lovable bunch once more!And don't think I won't go! This was all too much fun to not do again! And the rewards from making new friends, helping others...just wonderful!
You were the final push I needed to decide to fulfill my ambitions of becoming a photographer.
Thank you very much for your informative and dynamic photography workshops.You have taught me more than I thought possible in one weekend, and in such an entertaining way! Thank you for coming to Rockhampton and giving us all such an amazing fun-filled and informative weekend! Hope you are back here soon.Thanks again"
"Since completing your ‘Photography Seminar’ in Rockhampton, I have become completely passionate and inspired to take photos… ANY PHOTOS! You have given me the knowledge and confidence that ‘I CAN’ take beautiful photographs.
Mental note: “Find the light and put them in it… find the light and put them in it!!!”
Shelton I would also like to thank you for EVERYTHING!! You shared openly your knowledge and entrusted it to us/me. As an enthusiast; I hope that I can make you proud. For your kindness, professionalism, support and understanding during the whole process; my “thank you” seems so small compared to all you’ve done, but it comes from my heart. . A person like you brightens the world for the rest of us. Thank you for committing all of your time and efforts toward making this past weekend successful! It was appreciated immensely by not only me, but by everyone who took part.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!"
"What a blessing to meet and be part of Shelton's wedding workshop. I learnt so much and was so excited and pumped after the workshop that I couldn't put my camera down and went out to photograph a local band....
Shelton I can't wait for you to come to Rockhampton again (Heh!!).
You were such an awesome teacher and kept a laugh and smile on our faces the whole time.
Look forward to meeting up again to learn more and more and more.
Thanks again Shelton!"
I just want to thank you for this great performance last Friday in the photography club in Rocky. It was a great enjoyment for me to see such a high concentration of "madness", enthusiasm, skills, energy, happiness, flexibility,and comedy of someone who made his hobby to his profession and obviously his life. I learned a lot although I only was there on Friday...I'm looking forward to your next "show" in Rocky."
Lookout Rocky! Here I come!...Again!