It’s the first morning after the No BS Photosuccess and Photography Schoolhouse Inferno workshop in Nashville, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t post a blog about how much fun it was. I had a wonderful time speaking at the event, but I truly enjoyed the presentations of all the others over the three-day even (not to mention the fun times with old and new friends after hours). Yes, there may have been just a little too much “Slingblade” voice, but it happens.

It was great to see my good friends, Paula & Travis Gadsby of Silverlake Photo Accessories. If you’re a photographer, and you aren’t familiar with their products, you should be. They make some awesome stuff that I’m very proud to use in my studio. Go check it out: Silverlake Photo Accessories.

It was the first time I’ve met Kyle Brady and his lovely wife, Dee of Alert 7 Marketing. Kyle’s a former fighter pilot who really knows his stuff when it comes to Social Media and search engine optimization. If you want to get your business (whatever it might be) ranked higher and found more easily, I really recommend that you get in tough with Kyle Brady. He will make your life easier and help you grow your market and business. Visit Alert 7 Marketing for more great info.

As always, Sandy Puc put on a great show (with lots of tears). Seriously, if you want to know how a successful photographer does it, go check out Sandy’s marketing materials and systems. She’s one of a kind, who has proven that her strategies work over and over again. Here’s a link to her blog and her Ukandu Marketing Site.

While I’ve followed his work for a while, I was thrilled to find photographer, Chuck Arlund in the lineup. His work is intelligent, sexy, and quite frankly, inspiring to me. His laid back approach to photography, pose,  and lighting  (while remembering that we’re attempting to make art) was refreshing. I hope to see more from Chuck in the future. If you want to see his work, you can find it here: Chuck Arlund’s Site and here’s his blog.

And of course, there was Warne Noyce who is doing great things out of the “Great White North” of Saskatchewan. Warned his no-nonsense approach to high key glamour photography. If you want to see more of his work, go check it out here: Warne Photography.

I’d like to personally say thank you to Rob Provencher and Kerry Allan. I appreciate everything they’ve done for me over the last several years, and I look forward to any time I can work on a project with them. Thanks for having me, fellas. I look forward to the Toronto Inferno Workshop in April of 2012.