I just returned from Shooting the West, a unique photography workshop/symposium held every year in Winnemucca, NV. This was my 5th year attending, and it is always a highlight of my year. Why? Because of the great people who attend, and the amazing workshops. This year Ben Wilmore was the keynote speaker…you might know him through his extensive Photoshop training and numerous books. Ben and his wife Karen were terrific presenters and educators, looking forward to seeing them at future events. I had a chance to teach workshops on portraits and lighting, and the images participants created were stunning. This year the amazing Brenda Heintz arranged veterans and cowboys for our portrait class, and it was all I could do not to pick up a camera and shoot images myself. The image above was taken by Richard Westin, a friend and workshop participant. I just had to show this image of rim lighting…Richard nailed it! Always feels good when you see folks succeed with their photography and images.