Corey C

Every experience is an opportunity... learn and grow.

I had no expectations as I prepared for Colby's workshop in Myanmar. What I wanted the most from this trip was the experience of exploring an ancient culture and the opportunity for an amazing adventure, but what I walked away with was so much more.

One of the things I really appreciated the most about working with Colby is the way he pushes you beyond your boundaries in photography. Until this workshop, I spent most of my time photographing in aperture priority mode with auto-focus. This workshop encouraged me to explore and embrace my camera's manual mode. Now, I'm not new to manual mode--I spend every Milky Way season in manual mode and manual focus--but shooting the night sky in manual isn't really a challenge. However, when you're in conditions with fast-changing and dynamic lighting, you really need to think about how each setting affects your image. Colby's deep technical knowledge and his ability to teach will leave a lasting impression on you as a student... no question is too simple nor too complex.

Thank you Colby (and Erin and Koye!) for an amazing but exhausting trip in Myanmar. This was an experience I will never forget and l'm looking forward to my next adventure with Colby.