I am an avid amateur photographer always trying to improve. Last weekend a friend of mine and I participated in a photography workshop at Venabu Fjellhotell in Norway. Olav Storm, a well-known Norwegian photographer was giving lectures and instructions in becoming a better photographer, but the most useful part was the assignments and the evaluation of them. By explaining what we should try to do, and afterwards by explaining what we did well, and what we might do better, I think most of us found several things to improve.
We were 10 eager students ready to enjoy 2 intense days of photography and instructions, and intense was what we got. Actually that was OK with us, we would like our moneys worth and we got that. The food was very good at the hotel and the management friendly. We found that both the hotel manager and his wife were very skilled photographers as well, and while driving us himself the manager participated in the assignments with great enthusiasm and skill. Some of the photographs we took are available in this photo gallery.
I have included some of the photos I took myself below, and if it is one thing I want to tell all you people out there to do, join a photography workshop – have a great time.
The assignments, the evaluation and the social community kindled my enthusiasm for photography to new levels.