My brain is exploding!! Today I drove up to Raleigh with fellow photographer Jason to see Mitche Graf and Ken Sklute speak on their Left Brain/Right Brain tour. We drove up a little early and met another photog friend of ours, Bruce from Charlotte, for dinner.
Ken is a friend of mine from my days in San Diego. While he’s based in Phoenix, he would visit our local professional photographer’s guild often. He’s been named Wedding Photographer of the Year a bajillion times and is nationally recognized for his amazing imagery. He covered the “Right Brain” portion of the tour… strengthening your creative side as an artist and photographer. Too often these days, we forget to feed our inner artist.
I’ve seen Mitche Graf speak once, at my first WPPI trip back when I was just a baby in the photo world. Mitche’s specialty is branding, marketing, sales. The Left Brain side of the tour, Mitche brought home the fact that we run a business that must be nurtured. Although we didn’t know each other at the time, Jeff was also in the audience back at that first WPPI, and so much of what we’ve done with indigosilver has to do with what we learned from Mitche. A few years later, I was able to absorb so much more tonight!
I feel invigorated, refreshed, ready to take on new challenges! Bring it on, 2010!