A few years ago, I noticed the work of one Gary Lashmar - and I liked it.  
Then I noticed he was doing a workshop.  
Without giving it too much thought (which is unusual for me - I'm an over-thinker by nature)  I signed up.
It was one of the best things I've ever done.

And it wasn't just a 2 day workshop.
I feel like I've been on this workshop for the last 3 years.

Part of being involved with Dare is the weekly image competition.
Every week we're required to submit an image and then we vote on each other's images.  For me it has helped me pick up my camera, week after week, when sometimes it was the last thing I wanted to do, or had time for.  It's pushed me creatively and I truly believe that my photography wouldn't be where it is now with out Dare.  
Without Gary's support.  Without the other Dare-ers support.

These are some of my weekly images - I've even won a few.