Are photo workshops worth the price of admission?

EVGENY TCHEBOTAREV, NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

"Let's face it, photography is a pretty addictive hobby. You start with a camera and a few lenses, and then get into a world where you need an L-plate, remote flash triggers, a sturdy tripod, L-lenses (and those are completely separate from the L-plate, mentioned before!), airplane tickets to remote locations and admissions to workshops to improve your photography. While the question 'Is it worth it?' is almost existential in scope, I want to try to answer the last question: Are workshops worth the price of admission?"

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