FINDING FOCUS 2019

FINDING FOCUS IS FOR YOU. YOUR VISION, YOUR GROWTH.

A SMALL GROUP WORKSHOP WITH INDIVIDUAL MENTORING.

GO BEYOND.
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IN MATHEMATICAL TERMS...

THIS IS HOW IT BREAKS DOWN.

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How you will feel by the end of this week

“Finding Focus was utterly transformative for my photography.
I'm eager (and, frankly, a little bit impatient) to take my next Finding Focus workshop.”

LEVEL UP NEXT YEAR.
Sheila potter
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“If you don’t LOVE your photographs first, it doesn’t matter if anyone else likes them.”

YOUR MENTOR TONY RIZZUTO

Tony is a photographer’s photographer. He’s been there, and whole heartedly knows the struggle and the heart it takes to do what you love. He’ll be there to pull you through and move you forward, all with a dose of humor of course.

Tony has an incredible gift for seeing your process and understanding your obstacles before you do. So often, we are our own worst critic. Tony will help you “get out of your own way” so you can execute your vision. Attending Finding Focus with Tony is an incredibly worthwhile investment in yourself and photographic journey.

FREEDOM IS HERE
MARIELENA SMITH
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IT'S NOW OR NEVER, but now is better

2019 FINDING FOCUS WORKSHOPS

FLORENCE, ITALY

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
VIEW FLORENCE IMAGES IN CATALOG APPLY HERE NOW FOR FINDING FOCUS!

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

San Diego is going to be the most amazing place to get creative in 2019 and get your photography feet wet. In this workshop Tony is diving in deep to help you reach your potential.

Feb 24-March 1st 2019 $2,795
VIEW SAN DIEGO IMAGES IN CATALOG APPLY HERE NOW FOR FINDING FOCUS!

“The Finding Focus format is awesome. I have attended several workshops with Photographers Breakthrough, but Finding Focus is top notch. If you are wanting to advance your photography skills in a positive growth environment this is the format for you.”

POSITIVELY AWESOME
SHELLY HAFNER
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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.

CHECK OUT THE STUDENT WORK

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.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Can't get enough?

READ THESE, TWICE.

FINDING FOCUS: ON SIMPLICITY (Part 2, the problem and the solution)

FINDING FOCUS: ON SIMPLICITY (Part 2, the problem and the solution)

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.”…

FINDING FOCUS: ON SIMPLICITY (PART 1)

FINDING FOCUS: ON SIMPLICITY (PART 1)

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.

FINDING FOCUS: LIE TO ME!

FINDING FOCUS: LIE TO ME!

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.

Finding Focus Workshop: Student Work

Finding Focus Workshop: Student Work

  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…

FINDING FOCUS: IGNORE THE NOUN IN FRONT OF YOU.

FINDING FOCUS: IGNORE THE NOUN IN FRONT OF YOU.

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.

FINDING FOCUS: On Expectations

FINDING FOCUS: On Expectations

  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.

FINDING FOCUS: You are ordinary!

FINDING FOCUS: You are ordinary!

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…

FINDING FOCUS: On comparison.

FINDING FOCUS: On comparison.

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…