“not the same old sh*t” Workshop II is in the books!

hello world,

A week ago today 14 photographic souls made the journey to our studio here in Asheville NC seeking guidance, inspiration, acceptance and strength. My hopes are that they found at least one of those or better yet something they didn’t know they were looking for. This is my second NTSOS workshop and I am continually humbled by the growing talent of these groups. We pushed new boundaries and comfort levels. We failed (a lot) and we grew (even more). No one was hurt. I am pretty sure it wasn’t a waste of time. and no I did note pose nude!yikes. These workshops are not about putting students in a line and shooting something the instructor has set up and we all go home with portfolio images. They are about sharing tools and faculty and finding your own unique voice. They are about challenging your comforts and the status quo of photography.
A photographer speaks in images. What do you want to say?

To the 14 dreamers, Thank you for your trust and hunger. Thank you for challenging me and allowing me to share my passion of photography with you. Thank you for teaching me more that I could have possibly taught you. Our family has grown and it will always be in my best week ever!
The cusp is where it’s at!
Below are my favorites of their favorites followed by a slide show of my favorites of my own..Enjoy!

a special thank you goes out to the following. Without you there wouldn’t have been NTSOS workshop2!:

the 14 amazing dreamers
Richard Israel
Jackie Franquez
Morgan Purdy
Trebor Clavette
Joe Linville
Wendy Ballance Makeup
Amanda Hughes Hair
Brooke Priddy dress maker
Tesla Jamison peacock dress
Juniper Cooper/Joti Marra red paper dress
Wedding Inspirations
Stacey Brown (BloomRoom)
The Biltmore Estate
LensBaby
Renaissance Albums
White House Custom Color
Roy Ashen Music
and last but not least…
My beautiful wife Melissa and my patient son Scout.

From the topemail me
  • Luis Espinosa - February 12, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    Please let me know if you are planning another one.
    Thanks:)ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Mitchum - February 12, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Those photos are amazing. I hope to some day be able to do this workshop!!ReplyCancel

  • Snjezana fisher - February 12, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    This is something on my wish list
    and I hope it will happen
    Thank you for the inspiration Parker!ReplyCancel

  • David Beckstead - February 12, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    Oh man going to a PJP workshop at his studio would be a dream! It looked like you guys had a really fun time and I know you all learned a ton! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - February 12, 2013 - 6:20 pm

      Hey David! Thanks man. Yea we had too much fun and I think I learned more than they did. What a talented crew!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Wright - February 12, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Not a waste of time, not a waste of money, not a waste of dreams.
    Thank you, ParkerReplyCancel

  • Anne Wright - February 12, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Not a waste of time, not a waste of money, not a waste of dreams.
    Thank you so much, ParkerReplyCancel

  • Rachel Shomsky - February 12, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    WOW what an amazing week… of course I will give a full account soon but for now, just want to say THANK YOU PARKER!! thank you for sharing your fails with us, sharing your goals and your soul :) We are all truly blessed to have been part of this! It was worth every: penny/mile/second/minute of lost sleep :)Thanks to Melissa as well for all her hard work! Looking forward to the next time our paths cross.ReplyCancel

  • shauni kirby - February 12, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    sigh … I have such a love affair with this website, you and your work. It helps my soul breathe.

    I was just informed that this post sounds “stalker-ish”
    To be clear, I am not stalking you.ReplyCancel

  • Steve Glass - February 13, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Disappointed that you didn’t get naked at NTSOS I. What are the odds of that happening at NTSOS II?ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - February 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

      Actually the August 2013 workshop will be III and I probably wont get naked!ReplyCancel

  • Peter Ellis - February 13, 2013 - 4:43 am

    Looks like a brilliant day Parker
    Amazing images as usual
    Just BrilliantReplyCancel

  • PJ - February 13, 2013 - 10:13 am

    This was too much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ricbard Israel - February 13, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    What an amazing week, I knew it was going to be great I just did’nt realize I would be meeting, working and hanging out with so many lovely and talented folks into the bargain!!!ReplyCancel

  • Walter van Dusen - February 13, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Very cool…… Thinking and exploring outside of the box. Way to go Parker and crew.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 13, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Lucky 14!! NTSOS is on my list…someday…(patience…is hoping). Very inspiring. Love, love the profile image of the bride and groom at sunset and the one of the bride’s shadow with the groom on the box is awesome redefined. Seriously I so need to break out of the box I put myself in and push it! Thx for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

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  • ricki ford - February 26, 2013 - 8:23 am

    That looked amazing!! and like a lot of fun…ReplyCancel

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