The field trips provided many photographic opportunities. It was good to arrive at Montreat and have no worries about transportation to the various locations. The morning classroom sessions were long and consisted mostly of the instructor reading Powerpoint text to us. Some of the participants could follow along, but some were left in the dark and confused. What would really have been helpful would be demonstrations of some of the concepts, even if it meant that less information would be "covered". For example, a live classroom demonstration of depth-of-field would be easy to do and could be projected for the class to see - words, alone, do not convey the concept as well as actually seeing it demonstrated. A better system of displaying the participant's work would been beneficial - perhaps compiling all photos into a single Powerpoint, then scrolling through them as they are evaluated. It would help ease the pain of people who watched their photos being evaluated if they were not so personally identifiable. This way we could concentrate more objectively on the photo and the evaluation. Although many of us brought our computers to work on the photographs, the missing communication about what to bring with us was a detriment to some. With the above being said, I don't want to make the experience sound negative since I consider this as constructive criticism. The locations and opportunities for the photographic field work were excellent. The meals were excellent with lots of variety and the Montreat staff was first-rate. As usual, it was very enjoyable meeting other Road Scholar participants, even those in other workshops. And lastly, the evening entertainment was excellent. The hammer dulcimer performances were outstanding.