I had the privilege to have both Huy and Tyler as mentors in the past, both separate and together. My first workshop with Huy was in 2012; Tyler was my mentor during the Foundation workshop in 2018 and I interacted with both ever since.
I still have a to-improve list that I constantly refer back to from Huy’s workshop. Huy is a solid photographer, but also a big thinker who will not hesitate to ask hard questions about who you are as a person, photographer and businessman/woman and how that relates to the images you produce. And the thing about self-improvement - it never stops.
Tyler’s raw honesty and commitment to moment-driven photography are unparalleled. I won’t lie, it is hard to please Tyler photographically, but when you do you can truly feel proud of yourself. Tyler can produce great images with solid composition and compelling storytelling in any circumstances and with any camera and he expects the same outcome from his students. He taught me how to stop relying on visual gimmicks for my photography and instead focus on the connection that will produce honest and real images.
None of these things are for everyone. But if you feel that self-discovery is part of your photography journey, and if you feel that unscripted moments are important to you and you want to improve on that, any workshop with Tyler and Huy will be hugely beneficial.