This has become way off track from the well intended initial post.
Please air your differences privately.
There is obviously many who have attended Per's Workshops and thoroughly enjoy them. Many attend again and again, as I will. To me they are "priceless".
I learn something each time and I work at achieving my goals while attending and I also usually shop locally For me - it's a workshop.
There are not too many credentialed photographers out there willing to share their knowledge and experience for free. I have called Per numerous occassions to ask advice and questions and never have I been disappointed.
Shooting is always learning, and learning isn't always shooting.
Petzval Tee Shirt..hmmm, nice idea Dave!
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