Hear Don Dickson’s interview about Texas School on The Photo Tellers radio show hosted by Bill Ramsey. The conversation shines the light on one of the largest (and most fun) educational opportunities for the serious Photographer. Hear the inside story from Don, Executive Director for 30 years and counting.
I just had an amazing opportunity last week to shoot a large scale commercial gig (a calendar for the Dallas Sidekicks Dancers). This came about directly because of contacts I met at Texas School – and never would have happened without those people, including one of the models, Laurie Klein, and Kay Eskridge. The education at Texas School goes way beyond just class – the networking leads to incredible opportunities as well.
I have been to TS the past two years and it has been the most wonderful, life changing experience for me! Not only do you learn from the BEST teachers, you learn so much from fellow classmates as well. The entire week left me feeling inspired, invigorated and motivated! I leave the school so happy that it takes me two weeks to come back to earth to let all the information soak into my head. I just can’t wait until 11pm on sign up day to press enter for my next class! Everything is taken care of for the students. Meals, awesome entertainment, social hours, and fantastic trade show put on by all the great vendors. Texas School is really more like a big family reunion. I love it so much and I’m grateful for the opportunity to attend. I’ve learned so much that it’s given me the confidence to say “I am a photographer”! That alone is priceless.
Nicki Evans Simpson
After 3 years of trying to make it to TS, I finally had the chance to attend in 2013. It’s hard to put into words how amazing the school was for me without sounding cliche’. Ever since taking Steve Kozak’s class, I’ve been in love with photography! Not only did I get educated on the technical side of photography, but I’ve been incredibly inspired and just can’t get enough of photography!
I know I am a much better photographer today because of TX School, attending every year now for 14 years. When even a fellow photographer in your own city comments that they “can see a much more refined look to your lighting skills”, you know you must be improving! A fabulous instructor I had for a FULL WEEK at TX School for under $500 charges $1200 for 1 1/2 days with him instructing you at his studio…halfway across the US from me. IT IS A BARGAIN PRICE FOR A PRICELESS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY.
I have attended for 24 years, perfect attendance. That pretty much tells you how I value the education offered…..and there are still instructors that I need to study with!