A friend of mine who really loves my photos keeps asking me to teach him what I do so he can take better photos (both photography techniques and what I do in photoshop). He wants a quick lesson where I can download everything I know and my process into his head so he can do the exact same thing, and wants to pay for it. I think he knows the basics but wants to get to my level quickly (and wants to pay me to quickly teach him what took tons of practice and research and learning for me to learn on my own) I haven't ever really heard of such requests, but one thing I do know is that the photographers I've delt with in my area are very private and avoid sharing their knowledge. I've noticed that they become very vague when I discuss photo techniques, even accidentally. Maybe obviously, because they don't want others to know how they do what they do and lose business cause now everyone can do it. I am torn because on one hand I've always been happy and eager to share knowledge and photography is a favorite subject of mine, yet on the other hand I can't even imagine slapping together a lesson of everything I know that took lots of time to learn to give to someone in one afternoon. It may seem ridiculous, but have any of you ever received such requests or similar? I don't exactly know what to say to his constant request on this. I've pointed him to great resources where he can learn (they sure are abundant!) Should I just try to put together a lesson instead, since he is a friend?