Aspiring leather daddies (and leather ladies), boys, bootblacks and more learned some tricks of the trade on Saturday from those who have turned their leather fun into a vocation.

About two-dozen people gathered for the Future Titleholders Workshop at the Eagle, where they gleaned tips from current and past titleholders on how to compete on a bigger stage. Participants will have their chance on April 14 during the annual Mr. & Ms. Atlanta Eagle Contest. The event comes during the Eagle’s 25th anniversary and Atlanta Leather Pride.