Why this weekend in LA will be my best workshop ever.


just some of the awesome people who are lined up to be subjects

I’m leaving for Los Angeles tomorrow to begin on-the-ground preparations for this weekend’s workshop (which still has some spaces available!) and I’m getting more excited by the minute. Every time I go into a wedding, I say “I want this to be the best one I’ve ever photographed,” and I’m saying the same thing about this workshop. I want it to be the best one I’ve done yet, and I think it will be.

Why? Well, first, the people I have lined up to photograph are guaranteed awesome. I love that I can have a workshop halfway across the country, and still have wonderful clients who live nearby. And once again, even across the country, the models will be people I’ve worked with and know well. No random Model Mayhem-ers with their sky-high flake-out rates.

Also, the place we’re at — the Brewery Art Colony — is absolutely phenomenal. I’m excited just to shoot there, workshop or not.

Most importantly, though, I learn more about how I can get across the things I do, and what other photographers want to learn from me, every time I do one of these. And I keep learning about the power of intimacy. I’ve made the cap on this workshop small enough that it should be the smallest workshop yet, even though we’ll have the biggest space to shoot in. I have some people flying literally around the world to come to this; and I want to be sure that the workshop is small enough so that each person who comes can feel that I really got to know them, could take the time to address their specific needs, and also get some time to shoot in this incredible space. You can learn a lot from paying a few dollars and going to a photography lecture, but I want this to be a lot more.

There are a few spots left for the last-minute indecisive folks. Friday night is starting at 7 p.m. with mingling and getting to know each other, not crucial learning — so there’s no need for people in the LA area to have to miss work on Friday. E-mail ryanbrenizerworkshops@gmail.com to reserve a spot!

Maria - It will the best, because is your workshop!

Jake - Nice find of the PBR can!