True about developing a teaching program ...
...and actually teaching in accredited institutions.
I have taught both at city college level and at college level (Art Center College of Design.) Also, I am listed at the Maine Photo Workshops as an instructor (although I have not taught any classes there yet.)
And it is true that you have to be paid for your efforts.
However, this does not always have to be in hard currency.
I do owe a lot and have found free Workshops a way to pay back in some small way what I received: About 12 years ago I received a kidney transplant from an unkown donor, a young man or woman, who died so I could live. Since that day I have tried to learn as much as possible about visual communication - and share freely what I know and understand. My total career in the visual arts and photography spans 42 years, incl. my apprenticeship and college education. My images have been published in most magazines and newspapers in the United States as well as in several European photo publications. In addition I have worked professionally with most camera types available (NOT incl. digital cameras - can't figure out how to get a useful image with these tools.) My "dayrate" while working commercially was not in the hundreds but in the thousands - and I was busy! - specializing in high end large format photography - primarily black and white.
By sharing this knowledge openly with those who ask gives me great satisfaction = one of the reasons I spend so much money and time doing these free workshops. I am not "learning as I go" = am way too old for that.
Childish Games??? - Snide remarks???
Agnes came to my free workshops. She asked questions. I answered them. And showed her a few technical details. She also came to a one day fee based darkroom workshop that one of my former participants had arranded for me in San Franciso. For that she paid $100. It was not a free workshop.
Agnes is interested in photography - no doubt about that. Time will tell if she puts enough time and effort into the medium and develops the sensitivity and the eye to actually produce worthwhile images.
I am interested in all constructive viewpoints, good and bad when it comes to bettering myself and my workshops. For some reasons - and I don't know why - it appears that Aggie is now talking to me or about me in the same fashion she spoke of Steve Anchell and others, who decided not to participate in producing Emulsion magazine. Is there a common thread here? (Not intended as a snide remark or childish game.)
Mark, the best way for me to interact is in free workshops...
or Gettogethers - whatever people wish to call them.
It is true that I never post in other forums - I do read and search for information however. And I enjoy looking at the work of others.
I am a member of APUG as well as a sponsor.
If my comments were rude I apologize. I carry no grudge and have for several months sent email to Aggie trying to find out what she was upset about. No answers. The last emails were sent today and copied to another forum member to make sure I had the correct address. Still no answer.
It would serve all of us better for Aggie and I to solve our differences outside this forum I agree.