This past weekend I drove sixteen hours to hear a guy talk for about eight hours in one weekend. Call it crazy? Sure, I did. Was it worth it? Totally. Ben Corda (@BenMC89) and I decided a couple months ago that we would attend a seminar by a guy named Jeremy Cowart, a professional photographer best known for his celebrity and music work. Arriving in Decatur, GA at 2 am and checking into the local Super 8 lead to immediate sleep. The next day was a bit of an mind binder. We were the second ones to arrive. The talk went great…after lunch. Before lunch was all sorts of basic technical jargon that made me almost regret going. Then lunch…lets just say a lot of “oh that’s cool” (but not really) conversations went on. Maybe I chose the wrong group to be a part of, but how can you group us attendees as wedding, family portraits, and everything else. Doesn’t make sense! Got in the group that still thought railroads was cool some how.
Didn’t want to seem rude though. Ate the stone hard breaded lunch and went on to the second half of the seminar. I went into this a bit tired and wondering if it would turn for the better. Then story time begun. My interest sparked instantly and found my second wind. It was a thrilling talk the rest of the time and was an honest wake up to somethings. Maybe it was all of what I’ve heard before, but this time, being from a current professional in the business I want to be in, it was different. His storys were honest. There was nothing difficult about them. Just his way and lets just say he was a hustler. A good thing to hear. Especially at my point in life.
That night, of course we went out. Was a fun little town. Discovered some new tastes and froze my trigger finger off. The night ended with the morning coming quick. The drive back was good. Made it before dark and was able to finish my homework for Monday.
In the end, the drive was worth it. I want to thank Jeremy for doing the tour and maybe one day, we can work together. Who knows. Dreams can come true! Till then, I’ll take what was said and apply to what I do best, photography.