Hi, Moderator, If this is a bad idea, delete this question.
I like the NR Users map. It lets me see where members are located. But it also begs the questions: "Which members will contract as a guide" and "Which ones conduct local workshops?" Is there, or could there be, a convenient way to answer these questions? I do not want to be rude and barge in where I am not wanted.
I like to travel and take photos. Most of my family cannot travel as freely as I do. Therefore, I end up traveling alone or joining "workshops." When I travel alone, I do not like to waste time looking for the right spot and I never have time to go back at another time. So, a local "photo guide" becomes a valuable time saver.
For example: I would like to see Macho Picchu, fish for salmon in Scotland, or travel the rivers of Spain but the many "photo workshops" I see are too expensive or are actually travel tours and are not focused on photography. I think what I want is to find and contact a NR Forum member that
A: Lived in that area, (This should cut the travel cost of the workshop leader.)
B: Would act as a photo-guide (paid of course), and
C: Could help schedule a "workshop" or photo-tour -- well in advance of -- the event.
This could be sort of like a Forum annual meeting or get together but some sort of fee would be required.
Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.