Today was amazing. You were amazing. You came to a room full of strangers, camera and flash in hand, eager to learn, uncertain of the outcome. And you showed up anyway.
We talked, shared, experimented with our camera flashes. I offered suggestions, you asked amazing questions. We tried new things; you were brave. Together we each left knowing more about flash photography. It was glorious.
And then, as if that wasn't delightful enough, your parting words were an unbelievable gift. Some of you said things like, "I learn so much from you!" Others said, "You have such a way of explaining things so I can understand."
I left filled to the brim with delight, and utterly exhausted, as it should be. I poured myself out and you filled me back up. Thank you.
I can't wait till next time.