So yes scenics are great, good food and culture are all good things but I find it’s the people that make the vacation. I had the pleasure of being surrounded by a wonderful, talented and encouraging class. Beginning with our fearless instructor Jeff Lipsky (first image) who blew me away with his incredible work then blew me away again with his humility. Then to my fellow students who kept laughs going while we all did our best to step outside comfort zones to develop this craft that we love. Thanks to all for the encouragement and insights, I’ll hold them tight. On day 2 we photographed each other in all kinds of light, natural and man made. It’s rare to have a complete collaboration where the outcome isn’t the point but the process is.