I ran a private workshop yesterday for a lady who is producing her own cookbook. She loves photography, loves cooking and wants to write individual stories about the people who’s recipes she uses in the book. Her goals during the private workshop were to learn all about her camera while also learning how to do professional food photography in her kitchen.
I was so impressed with her enthusiasm for learning that I couldn’t help to be affected by it. We spent a full day going 100 miles per hour, putting together photos, setting up lights, diffusers, backdrops, food, etc. I kept asking if she wanted to take a break and her answer was “no way, let’s keep learning.” Before we knew it, the day was over and it was time for me to go. By the time I got back to my office, she had already sent emails talking about her passion and asking more questions. It was a wonderful reminder of what its like to pursue a passion.
I can guarantee you that she’ll produce a wonderful book. The photos will be fantastic and the writing will be superb. Her enthusiasm for learning was infectious and it brought a huge smile to my face.
How’s your enthusiasm for learning more about photography? Do you have the passion and commitment it takes to become great?