Recently, I was cleaning out years of accumulation in my childhood home after my father’s passing and I stumbled upon report cards from my early years in elementary school. Year after year they all said roughly the same thing: “Tony is a smart kid but he just doesn’t apply himself.” “Tony needs to work harder.”…
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2019 FINDING FOCUS WORKSHOPS
If you haven’t heard by now, yes we’re going to Florence, Italy. It’s going to be a trip of a life time a a definite highlight of your year. Get ready to drink some good vino and take some gorgeous images!
April 15-20th 2019 $2,795
What's the vibe like?
Pretend you are here.
It’s kind of astonishing to look back and see what can happen when the right location and the right people come together. They make art and they make very good art. See for yourself.
One on one time with Tony gives him the ability to see how you work, where you may have stopped short, and where you could have pushed a little further and made it work. After every sit down session, you will feel more knowledgeable, more confident, and more clear about who you are as a photographer.
The best way to get a good idea of what it’s like to be on a Finding Focus workshop with Tony is to watch this video. Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy.
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When people come to visit they are often struck by the walls in my house. The walls aren’t anything truly unique and there’s nothing about them that would draw your attention other than what’s missing from them.
Alright, so let me set the scene. A student and I are standing in a place which is undeniably beautiful. All day we’ve been surrounded by its unique appeal and yet, the student is lamenting that his images just aren’t that beautiful. Sound familiar? I thought so.
I’ve tried to start this post a number of times but my attempts keep missing the mark. Summing up the first ever Finding Focus workshop has proven a challenge and my excitement about the experience is preventing me from being able to distill my thoughts into coherent sentences. I feel like an excited 9…
Through mentoring and workshops I critique tens of thousands of photographs every year. Many of the images do a great job of capturing what the photographers saw but few of them capture what they felt.
We’ve got a common enemy each time we head out with our camera. It travels with us wherever we go and is one step ahead of us along the road to being happy with our work. We’re told to manage it but, more often than not, it has the upper hand.
We all have a desire to feel special. We’re all same in that way and yet we really don’t see that we are. In my workshops, without fail, student’s will comment on how much they love another student’s work and that they just love the way they see. By the end of the week, almost…
My daughter is a competitive swimmer. She’s darned good! In fact, she’s the fastest on her team and competes on the state and regional levels. Wait a minute…why couldn’t I just say that my daughter has been swimming daily for the past 11 years. It’s a sport about which she is passionate and it brings her…