I’m not trying to provide an elusive answer, but it’s yes and no. I will always have my camera and take photos for teaching, to illustrate how I would photograph the scene, future workshop marketing images, the light is excellent, or we found Big Foot.
I am there to teach, and it’s your workshop and not mine. If you need help and I have my camera up, DO NOT HESITATE, ASK! I will always stop what I am doing to help a client.