Wildlife photography, and photo instruction, animal and bird images, and instruction
Michael Johnson on Japan and STL Workshops
I thought I would take a moment and write to thank you for all that you did on the Japan STL workshop. As you know, I have attended many of your workshops. I have also thanked you for all that you have taught me about photography. What I thought I would do this time is explain why I keep coming back. At first, I was impressed by the images that you create and wanted to learn as much as I could to try to be able to create them myself. I remember saying, these are images with impact. From the first day in the field to the most recent workshop you continue to impress me with your knowledge, creativity and willingness to share about all aspects of photography.
I’d like to think that I have picked up a lot of the skills and am increasingly pleased with the images I can now create. But, there are many images yet to create. Which is what this note is about. When folks ask me about the STL workshops I always mention the fact that you go to a variety of places and seem to have worked out the logistics for both a pleasant experience as well as maximum time in front of quality subjects. It is this aspect of STL that keeps me coming back. At my age, having maximum time in front of quality subjects is important to me. I suppose we might run out of interesting subjects, but my guess is you will continue to find new ones.
The other point that I wanted to mention is that it has been my experience that you attract a great group of folks on your workshops. Since you are spending a week or two in close quarters and all your waking hours with the group, the fact that they are all friendly and helpful is definitely a plus.
Thanks again for a great Japan trip and I’m looking forward to the Falklands and Svalbard.
PS: Here are some of my favorites from Japan.