The workshop begins with an outdoor classroom session viewing photographs and discussing their characteristics to learn how they were made. We will view the work of legends like Ansel Adams alongside the work of modern photographers in order to review the breadth of creative possibilities. Next we learn a set of manual techniques to improve the quality of our own photos. Guests will have the opportunity to practice with their own cameras, or use one from Scott's collection. The second part of the workshop will be a guided photo walk through one of the many natural areas of Rincon. Scott will demonstrate, and guests will practice, many different "ways of seeing," such as line of perspective, texture and pattern, contrast, color and more artistic approaches to composition. Scott will also offer more technical instruction in manual exposure, lens selection, depth of field and panoramic stitching. Above all this workshop is for people who already enjoy taking pictures but would like to learn more advanced techniques and "ways of seeing" to take their photography to the next level.
Lindsay And Scott
Scott is a documentary photographer, teacher and co-director of the World Story Exchange youth media program. Scott's photography work has led to publications and exhibits on Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and India. With the World Story Exchange program Scott has taught photography, art and filmmaking with children from 10 countries, and worked as a visiting artist with over 50 schools throughout the world. He has also worked in photojournalism, commercial photography and archival imaging. Scott understands the fundamental science of photography, and has worked with all types of cameras, from 8x10 film to the newest gimbal stabilized digital video cameras. While in RIncon Scott will offer workshops for photographers looking to understand the many technical aspects of photography and practice the art of composition.
We will begin at the Lighthouse in Rincon where we will explore the gardens and coastal vistas while practicing new techniques. From there we will walk in the forest to look for insects, animals and plants. Finally we will explore the coastline between Pools beach and Domes beach, a stretch of rocks, sand and tide pools offering lots of interesting photographic angles and reflections.