You won't learn how to get rich at a photography workshop. In fact, the chances of you being rich as a result of starting a photography business are slim. You can certainly make a good living, and have a great quality of life based on the fact that you get to do something you love. Running a photography business has a lot of benefits - for most photographers - is not going to be one of them.
2. How To Run A Business Like: _____________
The truth is, many times the #1 key to success for many photographers is that they got lucky. They knew the right person, were in the right place at the right time, and landed the right gig that led to a lot of future business. There's nothing wrong with that, but no one can teach you to be lucky. They also often can't teach you to be like them, since often success is a result of circumstance - and you're circumstances are different.
3. A Miracle-Grow Formula For Success
There isn't one. The only formula for success is Preparation + Hard Work + Luck.
4. How To Get A Million Twitter Followers
Social Media is organic, and building a platform takes time and effort. Anyone who tells you that they have a secret for getting a bunch of twitter followers is wrong - unless they can you Justin Bieber to @ mention you....
5. The Secret To Becoming a Better Photographer
There's no secret. It's about practicing photography. Becoming a better photographer isn't something that happens in a workshop. It happens when it's just you and your camera. You can certainly learn valuable technique and tips in a workshop, but it takes a lot of practice to become a better photographer.
What do you think? What are some of the things you DO learn at photography workshops? What are the pros/cons of attending workshops? Leave a comment below.
Jason is an author, speaker, and creative director, who writes about faith, creativity and raising a family in a chaotic world.