One of the photographers I follow on Twitter is Dane Sanders (@danesanders). Dane had a Fast Track Photographer session at Imagining USA in January that I was able to attend. The seminar was on my birthday. Dane sent a tweet to his followers saying he thought he was being given the rookie treatment because his session was scheduled at 7:00 a.m. I replied back to him that I was having to get up at 5:00 a.m. on my birthday to make his 7:00 a.m. session. Well...Dane reads the replies to his tweets! As the seminar started, Dane asked where I was. He had me come to the front with him and then he had the whole group (about 600 people) sing Happy Birthday to me and gave me a copy of his Fast Track Photographer book! Needless to say that was a great way to start the day. I also had lots of people say Happy Birthday to me throughout the day - people I had never met but were in Dane's session!
This weekend I read Fast Track Photographer and it is quite an inspiration. Several other photographers have told me that this book changed their life and their career. I am in the process of working through the pDNA exercises. What I am learning from this book is going to be instrumental in my future! Dane's goal is to set you up to win! You can find out more about Dane at danesanders.com or fasttrackphotographer.com. Thanks Dane for all you do to inspire other photographers!