I'm not into public speaking. I'm far more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. But last month I gave my first photography workshop on a subject that I'm passionate about– landscape photography. I love nothing more than to hike outdoors, far from computers, phones and with a camera in hand.
Last Spring, the people at Out of Chicago photography workshops learned about me from seeing my books online and in the stories in Bar Harbor, Maine. A flurry of emails followed and I ended up being booked to speak at a workshop in Maine this October. But before that, they had me come out to talk to a packed room of photographers at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.
Despite my nerves, I had a great time and everyone seemed to learn something. Now that it's done, I'm wondering if I might try to find some other venues to speak at between now and October. Email me if you have any suggestions for me.