Quote Originally Posted by chriscrawfordphoto View Post
.... Workshops are playtime for rich amatuers and a way for professionals to fleece the rich.... Workshops are overpriced and basically involve paying to spend time in the presence of someone famous so you can brag to our friends about it.
While I totally agree with you that workshops aren't the way to become a professional photographer, I think the above language is a little harsh and probably came out differently than you intended.

I have never been to a workshop, and having a busy family to take care of, I am sure I never shall. I certainly wouldn't be qualified to teach one. However, for those of us who spent college learning something other than photography, it seems like a great idea. You get hands-on instruction, an uninterrupted time to photograph and print, and contact with other students interested in the same thing.