I have been reeling for the past few weeks from my experience on Cape Cod at Roots Workshop. Spending 4 days with other creative professionals concentrating on your craft is something that everyone should treat themselves to! Being housed on the same compound really gave it a community feeling and being able to see my team’s editing sessions gave me valuable insights into my own photography and style.
Mr. Greg Gibson was my team leader and also visited me on my shoot. Here he is letting me have a it a little…
I was assigned to shoot a light house at Race Point and create a story around it. The light house was located about an hour and 15 minutes from the compound, so having a mentor visit me was kinda tough…not to mention the 3 mile stretch of sand that you had to have a 4×4(with training) to get out to. I spent 1 day there shooting a group of three families that were all related. I returned late that evening and was edited by Greg until about 4 AM. I spent the next day at the light house and the night there too…to make sure I had time to grab both sunset and sunrise. Have to say that this was one of the first sunrises that I have been up for in a LONG time! It was beautiful and so quiet out there.
The story developed into the people that actually visit and stay at the house next to the lighthouse.
On Thursday evening we took a cruise on the river and returned to a lobsta bake! Once it was dark we started presentations of each Roots participant. We had some of the subjects join us for that…three people in my story stopped by and were great to see again.
You can see my presentation on YouTube:
Thanks to Stephen Bobb, Shyla Dalirifar, Evan Bishop, Neysa Ruhl, Ty Miller, Linda Crayton, Scott McQuarrie, Meredith Purdue, Dan Williams, Mellissa DeMille, Samantha DePoy Warren, James Bass and Eric Laurits for their participation and inspiration throughout the week!
Thanks for the knowledge and input of our editors Greg Gibson and Arnold Miller!!