The quick answer is because no one can know everything. Even people who have studied photography and art for years can’t know EVERYTHING. I learn something new every time I talk to another photographer. Sometimes it’s annoying frankly. This job would be so much easier if I could just know everything and then get to it, but it doesn’t work that way. I know, I’m supposed to say, “I love learning! It’s why I get out of bed in the morning! Yea for learning!” but no, often I’m overwhelmed with the changes. New technology, new techniques, new knowledge, new everything! That’s why I like to learn from people. I like taking classes and I like teaching classes. For me, the human interaction is what drives the fun in learning something new. For me, books are for riveting stories and captivating tales, not photo education. I’m speaking generally of course. There are many great photo books out there and I own several of them but it doesn’t compare to a conversation. I love when that lightbulb goes off in someone’s eyes! On October 6 I’m going to teach a class on Lightroom organization and Art Development. I’ll do that through an image review. I’ve done this before and it’s a tonne of fun and exceptionally educational! You bring 5 of your images and we will discuss them and then use some of the editing tools in LR to enhance them. I’ll also show you how a use LR to ensure that you not searching for lost images for days on end. On October 13, we will do a similar class but ton that day, it’ll be advanced Photoshop editing. I’ll still use your images so it’s a great chance to have a review of your work. Both classes will be held at Georges Camera. Go to the workshops tab and choose the class you want.