Sat 17-Oct-09 02:18 AM | edited Sat 17-Oct-09 02:58 AM by jbk224
I recently had the good fortune to attend one of Mike Hagen's workshops on the D700 in the NY metro area. We started at 8:00 AM and "worked" through the day until 5:00 PM. We covered most important aspects of the D700, and those things that most of us are interested understanding with the help of an expert. Mike was the star. His love for what he does and desire to impart that knowledge to others made this special. He was (is) more excited about what can be done with our equipment than most of us in the workshop. The gems came from the interaction with our group. Even the pros in the workshop came away with something new and informative. Of course, the success of a workshop is also based upon the mix of the group and their level of experience and familiarity with the equipment. Therefore, I suggest that anyone interested in attending a workshop like this one; try their best to fully understand the workings of the camera's operation, set up, and practical use. This will enable Mike to better help the workshop members learn how to use the equipment in a way that enhances each's photographic skills. I know that my index finger will rest more at the expense of my thumb! Now on to the next Nikonians workshop.
I am in Atlanta...there is one more seat left...I do not know my D700 nearly as much as I should,:O, but want to take advantage of Mr. Hagen's experience...would it be best for me to wait until I know more about the workings of my camera? Thanks...D700...still learning, but shooting all the time
I have had my D700 for over a year. I am really looking forward to the Atl Workshop. I' fairly comfortable with the camer, but.............. Hylos Barrett "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden
I took the class of Winston Hall in SFO last year and came out more knowledgeable about the D700. There where a couple of Pro's in the class that came out awed with the capability of the camera that only a guy like Mike or Winston can share. The custom settings that was develop by Winston in our class to me was worth the trip flying to SFO from NC. Now, all I have to do before a shot is look at my custom setting bank check my white balance, ISO then press... I highly recommend the class to anybody who owns a D700 unless you have 8 hours in a day just to figure it out.
I believe you were in the same class with me this Thursday and Friday, and I agree with your comments 100%. I bet there are few people around who know the D700 like Winston does, and fewer still who have his gift for imparting knowledge.
I attended the D700 workshop in Orlando the first part of feb...It was a great learning experience. It was made very enjoyable and taught without being talked "down" us. All questions were answered with the person being made to feel "dumb" for asking. It is amazing how little I knew about my camera!!!!! Thanks Mike for a great class!!!