I am Inspired: Robert Norman

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In this series of blog posts we are introducing people who will be speaking at and attending Inspire 2012. We are pleased to introduce here Robert Norman of Robert Norman Photography. Robert will be teaching a course geared towards photographers new and experienced alike, called Seeing Beyond Seeing What are you most looking forward to in your business this year?  I'm planning some major changes this coming year to my business i've been working on for months now...so its exciting and scary. I've discovered i'm not as flexible with change as i'd like to think I was! It was a bit of a rough year for me personally, and i've been at this quite awhile, so it's a good time to shake things up a bit and try some new stuff--No risk, no gain!

What are you hoping to take away from the Inspire conference?  I'm hoping to see old friends, meet some new photographers and hopefully be able to impart some useful information to anyone who is interested in listening to me babble on. Inspire is such an open venue for learning and meeting people---i'm not really great at going up to people I don't know and saying 'hello', but the vibe at Inspire makes that a lot easier. ( thats a hint to come up to ME if you wanna say hi...)

What would be your dream photography assignment? Why?  My dream assignment would be to be told : "Go to to whatever country you like, shoot what you please and we will publish it and pay you." I LOVE going new places, discovering the feeling of a new location, and trying to convey that in my photographs. What I try to come back with when i travel is not always an EXACT documentation of a place, but rather how I FEEl about it. So to do that and get paid---what could be better?

What is something you are good at, besides photography?  I'd like to think i'm halfway decent at Italian cooking but you'd have to ask people who have eaten my food. I make a mean brownie from scratch too...

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?  The mountains in The Canadian Rockies (near Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park) in the right light, are enough to nearly bring me to tears. No joke. Moab Utah and Arches National Park, while completely different, are a close second.