So I’ve been to Field Trip. I had a bad cold and I was back from France where I’ve visited a sick relative. I was pretty down. To be honest, I didn’t even want to go anymore.
I went there with my hubby, who’s also a photographer. For those who wonder, no, we don’t shoot together. We did for the first year, and then we realized that we were a much happier couple by NOT doing everything together :)
So we went to Field Trip. We arrived in Santa Barbara and we got our bags with goodies. Already I was in a better mood, despite the depressing weather. The cabin was so cute, it took a whole minute for me to fall in love with the place. That evening, there was a big meeting with a talk from Dallas Clayton. I had check his work online and was really curious to hear him talk. And what a speech! It was about lessons for kids. But since we are all small and big kids, it was perfect. Inspiring, motivating and moving. I had tears in my eyes by the end of it. You can watch the video at the bottom of this blog post ;)
So after that, I already felt better. Full of a new energy and motivation. Ready to dream bigger and better.
The next two days, I met more people, went to classes with Dan O’Day, Samm Blake, Max Wanger, Kristen Marie, Ben Sasso (to name a few)…. and I learned a lot. It gave new ideas. Confirmed things I was thinking about doing. It reassured me. And most of all, it made me feel like I was part of something bigger. It’s nice to be reminded of that when you come out of winter with all your work, all that time in front of your computer.
I kinda felt liberated and it was awesome to do so in music, on the dancefloor of the Lazers and Blazers. I got to become a unicorn that night. See, you just have to start dreaming and awesome things start happening.
Below are some portraits I did during some classes like the Field Trip with James Moes, the walking in the hills with Kristen Marie and Jennifer Emerling, the lighting class with Jessica Peterson and some on he way back home :)
It’s nothing extraordinary, just a reminder of everything I learned and how I felt there.
PS: for those who still have no clue: Field Trip was a community of teachers & students for three days in a campground in Santa Barbara. It was like school, but only the classes you are dying to learn from. No? ;)
Dallas Clayton from Field Trip on Vimeo.