Years & years ago I went out to Santa Fe for a photography workshop. It had a pretty 'profound' effect on me - I had never been around that many other photographers in a learning scenario. I never went to photo school or took the impossible-to-get-into 'darkroom' class in high school. I was fortunate enough to learn most everything I know from a few key mentors, inspirators, expensive film based trial & error, and workshops that spoke to what I wanted to learn.
My first workshop with Doug Merriam was so pivotal that i returned for classes with Kurt Markus & Andrew Eccles. The crew at Santa Fe Workshops & the instructors were so open, friendly, helpful & accessible that it made the week in New Mexico feel like a retreat.
This October I've been asked to come out & teach a workshop on the marriage of still photos & moving images in a workshop we're calling: Motion: A Guerilla Approach to Expanding Your Vision to Motion.
It's going to be fun & hopefully informative. And to sweeten the deal & maybe open the doors to someone who might not usually be able to afford a weeklong retreat in Santa Fe - We're going to give away 4 x $500 scholarships.
HERE'S WHAT TO DO:
Make a video that shows me & 'my judging panel' why you should get the scholarship - it can be anything you want, begging, pleading, a day in the life, showing your broken car window where all your equipment was stolen, shot with a phone or a cineflex, whatever... lets try to keep them under 3 minutes. I'll post the details for uploading soon!
try uploading videos to this Facebook page: let me know if anything is not working in the comments.
Now bear in mind, I've never held a contest of any sort so take it easy on me, I'm still sussing out the details.
Winner's will [should] be announced September 9th.
Grand Prize Winner will receive:
$500 scholarship**** thanks to Santa Fe Workshops & Me!
LiveBooks is donating one free year [!] a $400.00 value to the winner.
Think Tank is pitching in a Street Walker Backpack
3 Runners Up win:
All attendees at the workshop will receive:
- At lest one high five*
- 15% off a LiveBooks website.
- Keen insight **
- Probably a margarita***
- Fresh Air
- Field Notes notebooks, generously donated by my dear friend Draplin
- Think Tank Photo Bag promo code that gets you a 'free bag' [not sure which one] with any purchase over $50.00 [actually all submissions might get this...]
* can be substituted for a firm hand shake with eye contact.
** might not be from me.
*** virgin or real - up to you.
**** scholarship can only be used for this particular workshop.