Education was always meant to be instrumental to action.
Learning for learning’s sake isn’t enough. It needs to point to something, empowering and making what used to be out of reach, available if I insert some moxie.
The challenge is it’s too easy to make consuming education the point.
The feeling that I’ve somehow done something on the heals of a great workshop or conference is deceiving. In reality, when I experience an educational moment, I’ve actually taken time away from my business and creativity.
It’s only what I do after an educational experience that counts toward progress with my creative profession.
And yet, this isn’t the workshops’ or conferences’ fault. Education and implementation are different beasts. And that, my friends, may be the biggest blind spot in professional photography education: Education is not enough on its own.
The measure – in your clients eyes – is exclusively fixated on what you now do with it.