“not the same old sh*t” Workshop III is a wrap!

hello world,

Two weeks ago 11 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 third 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. 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 11 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!
Below are the participants favorites followed by a slide show of my images..Enjoy! (They kicked my but by the way!)

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

the 11 amazing dreamers
Jeff Woods (right hand man)
Jackie Franquez
Trebor Clavette
Grace Ellen
Katie Jordan (right hand gal)
Serenity @ Makeup at Grove Arcade
Zhenya from Ravin’ Salon
Brooke Priddy dress maker
Liz White dress maker

Studio Flora Diva
Classic Event rentals
The Biltmore Estate
Renaissance Albums
White House Custom Color
and last but not least…
My beautiful wife Melissa and my patient son Scout.




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  • Rachel Shomsky - August 29, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    Holy SH*t!!! not the same ole…. so impressed what beautiful images. :)ReplyCancel

  • Leah Moss - August 29, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Attending this workshop is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. It was an adventure in every sense of the word. I failed (oh boy did I fail!) and pushed on and feel like I came out a different photographer on the other side….and as a bonus I made friends that will be friends for a lifetime. Thank you Parker J for everything!ReplyCancel

  • Joe Payne - August 29, 2013 - 2:25 pm

    Brilliant workshop. Great people. I will be back!ReplyCancel

  • Peter Carter - August 29, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    Please put me on the email list for future workshops.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Swales - August 29, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    Dammit Parker. I’m actually MAD when I look at your images and I was STANDING RIGHT THERE WHEN YOU TOOK THEM. Life changing. Powerful. Amazing. And I cried FOUR TIMES during the workshop. A personal best. I’m different now…better…refreshed…creative…more focused. But I’m still mad at you. ::grin::

    People. Take the damn workshop.ReplyCancel

  • denise carbonell - October 7, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    please add my name for information regarding the next workshop.
    thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Carl E. Brady - November 1, 2013 - 1:58 am

    The work of Leah Moss, Julia Woods, Tammy Swales and Frank Emert is excellent, indeed.

    The near white bokeh spots in the top right corner of Frank Emert’s beautiful portrait could be removed. Notice, I did not say “should” be removed.

    The light area in front of the girl in Julia Woods masterful portrait could be a little darker.

    The overall results exhibit imagination and vision that I am still striving to achieve after sixty-three years as a photographer. I learn something new everyday.ReplyCancel

  • suzette lucas - November 3, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    My daughter lives in Asheville and I’d love to attend the next workshop. Please keep me updated.
    Suzette Lucas

  • Aydin Odyakmaz - November 15, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    Love to know more about this workshop. Cliff Mautner gave you praise at his workshop last week.ReplyCancel

  • Amita - December 27, 2013 - 9:32 pm

    Please put me on your list for workshops!
    thank you!

  • amita - December 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Also, is there a cost for the workshop, and if so, how much?
    Thank you, really looking forward to it!

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