You Never Know

Yesterday I came across something a little disheartening and very disappointing and I wanted to write about it here while the topic was still hot. I don't care who you are...whether you are a doctor, lawyer, king or queen, president, business owner, sales person or perhaps a photographer, you should always treat people with the respect and dignity they deserve...ESPECIALLY if they have invested their hard earned money and precious time in learning from YOU.

I came across a couple of blog posts giving reviews on a certain photography workshop they had attended a few months back... what I read made me very angry. Angry at the way these students were treated and angry that these photographers who I once admired so much would do people this way. I was so disappointed in these photographers; I felt like I just found out I had been cheated on. I loved everything about them. I wanted to be just like them. And what really pisses me off, is that they are SO GOOD. I will still be in awe of their work but there is no way in hell I will be promoting them anymore through my facebook page or blog. This will be exactly what you call a love/hate relationship. But it just goes to show you can't always judge a book by it's cover and you most definitely need to do your research before investing so much money into something that is SUPPOSED to be a learning experience, not a degrading one.

So with all that being said I want to take this moment to tell you that no matter how big and famous I may OR may not get, I will NEVER treat you like this. EVER. I actually have plans of my own to teach a workshop this summer and I couldn't imagine acting this way, much less taking your money in the process. What a total disgrace.

And just so that everyone out there can be warned, because I too was seriously considering going to one of these workshops (they can forget it now) you can read the blog reviews on the workshop here and here.

1 comment:

  1. thanks Amelia for posting this as I had also hoped to one day attend this particular workshop (along with a few others at some point). it is definitely very heartbreaking to hear many had such a terrible experience after giving so much to be able to attend, and not just in terms of money but also in time away from family and other obligations. kudos to them, and you, for being brave to step out and speak to how any customer should be treated! i'll also look forward to hearing more about your workshops when you announce further details...best wishes to you! :)


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