Re: bromoil workshop at Penland this summer
Yes, I think there are other places that offer more in terms of
photography (and where photography isn't the poor 3rd cousin) that
are probably less expensive, or perhaps equally so-- but you just get
more out of the programs overall. That sounds awful, but living in
NC-- I can't tell you how sick I am of the "arts and crafts" scene.
Too much pottery, weaving, quilting, etc. for my tastes!
I'm actually surprised about the assistantships at Penland, too.
Years, ago, those were always for "scholarship" students (though to
get an assistant position was still competitive-- had to have
reference letters, etc), but definitely for those who truly couldn't
afford to attend a place like that--even in-state. So I guess they
changed that somewhere along the way.
I agree about meeting people at these workshops, though-- that does
often seem to be worth it. And I don't think I've ever attended a
workshop, or taught one--anywhere-- that I didn't learn something . . .
You'll enjoy it, though, and will definitely be happy you have a
car. As I remember, that's a dry county up there-- but the next one
over isn't. ;)
On May 17, 2007, at 11:10 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
Expensive, yes...that is why I am assisting! To fly there from MT
Fortunately, things have greatly improved there since 1984. I've
about going back, but I honestly think they've raised the costs
that it's too expensive-- for what it offers relative to other
similar (and that focus solely on photography).
rent a car for two weeks, and pay for the two week workshop is too
my budget. And, even though I have about 3 tickets on frequent
waiting to be used, neither Delta nor Northwest has available
think it is one big scam--they probably have only one available
seat per day
anymore. Of course, I could NOT rent a car, but then I wouldn't
What a disaster, your workshop! Hey, I've assisted at one of those
heheheh....it isn't fun for an assistant, either, when the teacher
bond with the students, or the other assistant for one of the two
workshops spends most of her time smoking cigarettes instead of
when out of the goodness of your heart you use your car and gas
cart people around and get accused of ditching a group of attendees
they lose you in traffic. But at every workshop I have assisted I
neat people and that is worth it to me.
I love the Photographer's Formulary set up but Lewis' bromoil
during APIS and I am going to that. Plus the food up there is worth
the price--home cookin'. And three large darkrooms!! AND all the
chemicals you could ever want a building away. It's photographer's