Overwhelmed by those who surrounded me, underwhelmed by my status. Overwhelmed with ambition, underwhelmed by my current level. Overwhelmed with aspiration, underwhelmed by feasibility. I attended Kuperskool this week. Imagine you’re me, with a heart full of eagerness but with a portfolio of a part-time photographer…and you are surrounded by the likes of experienced Photojournalists Kendra Stanley-Mills, and Deanne Fitzmaurice (guest speaker)…and successful, driven wedding photographers like Joyelle West and Heather DiPiazza …just to name a few. It’s enough to make this public speaker/trainer/designer hunker shyly in the corner, and that’s what I did. And it was worth it. So worth it. I observed everyone mingle and trade stories of shoots gone right and shoots gone awry. Most of all, I met my favorite photographer of all time, Anna Kuperberg, the host. I got to watch her go to work, watch her think, and watch her critique. My eyes have been opened and my heart hurts from it. It pays to be humbled by surrounding yourself with greatness.