My first time at NEIPP was for the CPP prep class. My class had lots of talented photographers and at first, I thought I had made a mistake being there. My instructor made everyone feel welcome and ensured we all knew the material by the end of the week. My classmates, and student in other classes, made me feel welcome. Everyone was friendly. This experience helped me see everyone there was just like me: they too wanted to grow their business and learn new skills. Year after year, I find that any instructor or student is helpful to share their knowledge. Even after classes are over, I feel comfort knowing that any NEIPPer is just a call away if needed. This year was my fourth year attending, and every year I leave feeling inspired to set new goals for growing my business and improving my clients experience.
Obtaining my part 107 license earlier this year was one of my goals. After taking Lisa Cuchara's Photoshop class, I was able to incorporate what I learned into my aerial images. Some of my images have been commissioned by local businesses for their marketing materials and websites. Creating aerial panoramas takes lots of practice, maintaining altitude and speed is key to get a seamless stitch. Just for fun, the polar coordinates filter (in photoshop) was applied to the same image. I am excited to see what will push me into a new skill set next year at NEIPP and to meet happy new faces!