I’m now an instructor for San Francisco with the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy, an impressive, nation-wide photography school run by some talented people! I’ll be teaching a great advanced photography workshop at Fisherman’s Wharf on February 13 and basic and intermediate classes in March. There’s more information (including registration instructions) on the DPA website.
I think this is the year that still photography will really start to die on a professional level. Here’s the thing–it’s gotten too easy to get a decent shot (everyone has a camera), edit it (have you tried Photoshop Elements’ Photomerge tools?!), and give it away for free/next to nothing to see it published (do you know someone into microstock?). Images have very little value to people anymore, and even formerly-exotic images of penguins and hummingbirds are becoming more commonplace. Fortunately for photographers, I also think this is the year that magazines as we know them will start to die.