BY MARSHA MORGAN
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
July 20, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend an excellent photography workshop taught by Keron Psillas at Coupeville’s renowned Pacific Northwest Art School. A part of every day’s work included venturing out of the classroom to complete photography assignments.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the class, to me, was realizing how we all interpreted many of the same assignments with varying viewpoints—the same locations, but seen, by each of us, with very different “intention.”
We began to learn to reveal—to ourselves—what motivates each of us. What is it we feel compelled to convey? Are our eyes drawn to the larger landscape or the smaller details? Is it the light we long to capture or the serenity of the person on the trail? The rhythm of the barley in the wind? The mood of the sky?
After the workshop I asked three participants, all South Whidbey residents, to send me images from Ebey’s Historical Preserve to use in this photo essay. These are the unique viewpoints of four photographers as they wandered the preserve.
My thanks to photographers Julie Boyd, Marie Plakos and Marcia Wesley.
Marsha Morgan is a staff photographer for Whidbey Life Magazine.
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