Photographs exist around every corner, on every block, in every backyard. All it takes is being open to seeing everything around you in a new light - and that's what this workshop is all about. Photographs are made by our reaction to what we see in any given moment, by how we feel about our subject or the scene before us. They can be our expression of the everyday world. Using visual exercises, presentations, and photo excursions, students learn ways to push beyond seeing just the ordinary in a subject to see something extraordinary about it. We go out in various times of day to work with seeing the possibilities in the light we have, but we definitely work with the lower angles of light in both morning and late afternoon. Our 'field' locations are the villages, harbors, meadows, and other fun spots in the area around Rockport. Designed for the intermediate and advance intermediate photographer, this workshop focus's on seeing, rather than technical skills. It encourages you to see with fresh vision the everyday things around you.
A professional photographer for over thirty years, Brenda began her career doing corporate and editorial photography. Yet while she paid the rent with commercial jobs, her love for photographing nature and travel images fed her soul. She continued to pursue those areas with a passion, and the pictures she made of the outdoors and while traveling also began to sell. Those images have continued to be published in calendars, greeting cards, books and sold as fine art prints. Her award-winning photographs are in collections across the nation, and published in a variety of books published by Chronicle, National Geographic, Sierra Club, as well as her own how-to books of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography and Extraordinary Everyday Photography. Her images reflect a strong sense of design, and use of color, light and gesture to create impact. Brenda teaches students first how to open up their eyes and souls to see creatively, and then how to use photographic skills to translate what they see. Brenda is a passionate teacher, and supportive teacher.