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Photography: Beyond Your Lens Pt II










6 sessions

About the Course

Continuing with the incorporation of light, subject matter, composition and the principles of design, students will select a photographic style or theme to explore. Photographic styles and history will be introduced such as landscapes, portraits and documentary ideas.

Your Instructor

Francesca Scott

RAB Self Portrait for Photoworks - Richa

Francesca Scott is a photographer who lives and works in Washington, DC. A native of Washington, DC for most of her life and an alumnus of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Francesca considers herself a documentary photographer, constantly seeking images that may disappear at any given moment. The human element intrigues her with color, texture and emotion. Urban landscapes inspire her to seek juxtapositions with their surroundings. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Annie Leibovitz. Gordon Parks. Richard Avedon. These are the photographers that have and continue to inspire. Motivating her to see “outside of the box”. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began working for Scurlock Studio in Washington, DC. Under the tutelage of Robert Scurlock, Francesca assisted with weddings, family portraits, and more. This led to staff photography work with various news agencies and newspapers in Virginia, Rhode Island, Boston, and Atlanta. After covering the 1996 Olympics, she switched gears a little and began creating personal photography “projects” while turning towards studio portraits, specific clients, weddings, and events.

In her own words: As an educator, I encourage students to think "outside of the box" through exploration, critical thinking, and self-discovery. The principles and elements of design are key as well as technical development with the medium.

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