Elaine Scott

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Artist’s Statement

I have been ‘taking pictures’ with a variety of cameras for most of my life. However, when I retired from nursing in 2009, I expressed an interest in learning more about photography so my husband enrolled me in an introductory course to facilitate my understanding of how the camera works and to learn about the various settings and buttons. This was with Trina Koster Studios in Guelph. One thing led to another and a few months later we ended up participating in a week of interesting photographic opportunities in Cuba.

Travelling, gardening cooking delicious food and spoiling my grandchildren are the focus of my life now. My husband and I enjoy exploring new and old places in the world and photography is becoming more and more important to effectively capture what we see when we travel.

Thanks to more courses from Trina Koster, I am gradually learning the many facets of photography. Currently, I feel I am in my ‘water’ phase and enjoy trying to capture that elusive silky effect so desired by landscape photographers.

I am a regular attendee of the Kortright Community Photography Club and have learned a great deal from all the participants.

In the fall of 2013, I became a volunteer with an organization called Focus on Nature. Through this program I have visited a number of schools where the team introduces the seven ‘elements of nature’ to the students. Following this we all walk, cameras in hand, to whatever area is close to the school to begin capturing examples of the elements of nature digitally. Young people are so savvy with spotting good subject material and the results are often simply stunning. It is a great opportunity for me to take a few shots along the walk.  Check out the website at: www.focusonnature.ca

I am thrilled to be part of the team of artists displaying my photography at the Wellington Artists’ Gallery.


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