I wasn't necessarily going to bring this up in this thread before, but since workshops are being discussed:
Do you recommend photography workshops on a whole? I'm not necessarily saying the business end, more of the tips and tricks.
For instance, I see Groupon deals for beginners and advanced workshops (which I am somewhat leary of) or I know that there are a few workshops at Photoshop World (that I would love to attend).
I think somewhere in here, someone said that Kelby Training is always a good deal, and since I have several of his books, I would tend to agree!
Also - I've recently heard of the New York Institute of Photography. Any thoughts?
While I'm at it, how many here have degrees in photography? Self-taught? Did a few classes in high school?
(Since I asked the question ~ My parents gave me a point and shoot camera that took 110mm film when I was about 7. Before that they gave me one to play with that didn't have film. While I can't say that I have not been without one since, for the most part I'm always shooting at something. I used to drag my friends in high school out on road trips and make them "pose" for me. I did take a class in high school, and can still use some of that info, along with my art classes, but for the most part, I'm self-taught with some online tutuorial help.
But, as I said before, this is an expensive hobby that I would like for a career after retirement. )