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Jan 20 – Abandoned Photography: Robert Scott

January 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

Join Robert Scott, an Alberta based photographer specializing in landscape, commercial and instructional workshops Wed. January 20th at 4 P.M. Pacific Standard Time for Abandoned Photography: Safety, Ethics and Creative Composition. This zoom presentation is courtesy of the CAPA Canada Speakers Series. (You must be logged into the members section of the CAPA website for the link)

Robert Scott writes: As a boy growing up on the prairies of Manitoba in the 1980’s, my friends and I would jump onto our BMX bikes and head out exploring until the orange street lights began to hum. Many of these adventures found us standing nervously at the foot of the local haunted house.

In 2006 I traded in my BMX for a big boy motorcycle. During a prairie storm along a secondary highway, I was forced to pull over and seek shelter in a nearby abandoned building. Lucky for me I had my small point & shoot camera attached to my hip. While waiting out the storm, I explored the building and snapped a few pictures all the while unpacking that dusty box of childhood memories. This experience reignited my passion for exploring abandoned houses while growing up a prairie boy in Brandon, Manitoba.

Now I’ve turned this passion for abandonment into a new venture called ‘Abandoned Photo Tours’. Clients are taken to the most picturesque abandoned homesteads on the prairies. Special access is given by the landowners for these creative composition and night photography workshops. www.robertscott.ca

This CAPA Canada Series is an excellent excuse to become an individual member of CAPA. There are many other benefits including a variety of competitions you may enter and product discounts. Check it out! capacanada.ca