I’ve been thinking so much about what I will write in my blog post about this workshop but what I’ll probably do is I’ll just let my thoughts flow and I will type as fast as I can. ­čÖé

….I’m happy. I’m content. I’m full of energy to change things in my life and move forward. I’m ALL IN. I love this feeling! It’s amazing, enlightening, invigorating, freeing, and I want to remember it and come back to it if I ever feel down. I look at people around me in a different light now. I want to smile big and make it contagious! I am ME. Thank you, Dane. You and your words have touched my┬áheart more than I thought and I needed that wake up call (aka kick in the butt) to start doing something about how I run my business.

…I could not possibly imagine anything like that and definitely not at a photography workshop. The things Dane touched upon were so deep, the questions he asked were so complex that it was impossible to answer them in 2 words and maybe hope he will move on to the next person. It did not work that way. I am so used to hind behind safe phrases, excuses, settings that when I was listening to other photographers reveal their fears and hopes and expectations I felt like I wanted to do the same – share, commit and open up! We were there FOR EACH OTHER, we all bonded so much during the 2 days and now I can’t wait for our first Calgary Fast Track meeting! I would love to see everyone’s progress and just be in such a wonderful group of people again. Love you guys!! It was awesome to share the laughs and the tears with you, together we can be so much stronger!

I’m happy to see this workshop to be such a success and feel grateful to everyone who attended it! Art and I could not have done it without you! Dane, you were more than we…oops I mean I expected! You are a wonderful person with such a good heart and it was such a pleasure to finally meet you! You have an extraordinary ability to talk, teach and listen and I still have so much to learn┬áfrom you. I wish I could attend Escalate 2010 in person! Wishing you┬ábest of luck with it!!

Special thanks to Danna Bowes for offering her beautifil studio for this workshop! Danna, you’re amazing! And I still have your key, let’s get together!

so many great people in one room!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Our technical guru Noel Dodd, don’t know what I’d do without you!!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Marketing tips while watching Polar Express. Loved it!!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

I think Dane was trying to make his point here..:)) Look how impressed Geoff is!:)))
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Have you bought your copy of Fast Track Photographer by Dane? I sure hope so!!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Kristen had her birthday and she was lucky to get Dane and Kevin Kubota’s books as a gift! :)) Happy Birthday once again, sweet Kristen!! hugs!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane’s editor Andy phoned for updates..:) hi, Andy!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

lots of laughs!! :))))
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Jenna-Marie had the tough task of naming everyone in the group in the morning of the second day and she did so well!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

David and Quin Cheung from DQ Studios spent some time with us as well! It was so great meeting them, they’re so much fun! :)) Hope we will get to hang out again..;))
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

We also did some shooting and beautiful Stephanie Leblond was my subject. She was so easy to photograph!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Kristy and Brian..:)))
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Look how busy Joelene and Christina are reviewing their images..:))
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Ok here’s te photo I would like to tell you a bit more about. We got the most fantastic gift from DC Fast Trackers on the second day of the workshop – a very beautiful slideshow of their images from their workshop with Dane. Dane was very touched as well as everyone else. These guys were amazing! Feuza, thank you so much!!!!


Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

“Love Life”…..
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Commit to a change!!
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane touched on editing in Lightroom and yes that goofy face is mine..haha :))))
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

A formula for a CHANGE.
Dane Sanders,best photography workshop,Fast Track Photographer,Calgary,Calgary Wedding Photographer,Svetlana Yanova

I barely slept in these two days because so much was going on in my head, I could just feel new ideas growing and breaking through like young seeds trying to break trough the tough surface. I feel passionate about my photography and I feel that I am more equipped now with the tools necessary for me to succeed. And I have my wonderful friends who have my back and will support me all the way! FEO – For Each Other!

With love and peace,
Svetlana

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  1. domenica reply

    Beautiful experience with a wonderful group of people that I look forward to getting to know even better! ­čÖé

  2. Dane Sanders reply

    Thanks so much Svetlana. You did a fantastic job hosting. Truth is, this never would have happened without you. Grateful for your leadership and frienship!

  3. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Thank you so much, Domenica and Dane! I'm so happy to have you in my life. Can't wait to hang out with you again!!

  4. Art Yochim reply

    Great blog on Dane's Workshop. The reason why I wanted to get Dane here in Calgary was that his workshop is so different, and unique. I'm still trying to convince myself that running a successful photography business is more about the photographer than it is about the photos. Ultimately, though, Dane is right. In any profession, once we get ourselves straight, everything else falls into place. Wish I could have attended more of the workshop. Looked like great fun!

  5. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Thanks so much Art!! So glad we were able to make this happen and wish you would have been there with us at the workshop!

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