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Orange County Photo Workshops – Quick Survey

I'm looking at offering some photography field workshops here in Orange County, but I want to gauge interest in such a service before I start offering them. This is where I need your feedback with a single mouse click.

Here are the details: The workshops would be single-evening or single-afternoon workshops totaling 2 hours in the field typically on weekdays at sunset (3:30-5:30 in winter, 6:00-8:00 in summer) and on some Saturdays around 3:00-5:00. Topics and destinations would at first be sunset landscape photography in Laguna Beach, Newport and others. Later on, I might add street photography in local areas as well as nighttime photography of freeway lights and urban environments. The cost for one of these 2-hour workshops would be $49 with a small workshop size of only 6 students. 

So be honest...would you sign up?

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Thank you so much for your feedback! This really helps me provide the best service possible.

Quick Survey – I Need Your Feedback!

I'm debating offering a new service, but before I put all the work into creating and advertising them on my website, I want to gauge the interest in such a service.

My idea is to start offering private destination workshops.

What's that mean?, me, a beautiful destination of your choice and 3-5 days of shooting, learning and exploring. Think of a traditional photography workshop except you set the date, you choose the location, and it's just you and me (or better yet, bring some of your friends). This blog post is from such a trip with one of my long-time private students.

Possible areas to visit would be Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree, Mojave National Preserve, Yosemite, Lee Vining/Mono Lake area with a trip to Bodie Ghost Town, Bishop/Lone Pine area, Sedona, San Francisco or even the Grand Canyon - areas I know well and in which I can show you the best spots.

As for a rough idea of price, you're looking at $750-$900 a day (depending on distance to location). That means a 3-day, 2-night trip to Yosemite would be $2,400. Split that among 2 of your friends and you're looking at $800 per person. Rate covers my teaching fee and all my expenses, but not your own expenses.

So be honest...yay or nay?

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Testimonials Needed!

In my constant effort to spread my knowledge of photography to even more people, I'm reaching out to my past clients for testimonials about any of my teaching services. If you are a previous student of mine (private lessons, seminars, classes, whatever!) and you were happy with my work, I'd really appreciate a testimonial from you!

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Thank you in advance!