ex•pe•di•tion: a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, esp. that of exploration, research or... photography!
"I recently had the pleasure of doing a 5 hour one on one photography workshop with Scott during my Maui trip. This was an eye opening experience for me. Scott is an immensely talented photographer who has an obvious passion for his work. His photographs are breathtaking and are unlike any others that I have seen. He has his own unique style that is very appealing to me. In addition he is an extremely gifted & enthusiastic teacher who was able to demystify many of the concepts involved in taking good photographs. I am excited about trying out in the field the various things that I learned form the workshop. This was certainly one of the highlights of my Maui trip. I am looking forward to doing another workshop with him during my next Maui vacation! "
Anshul Pandhi, MD - Seattle, Washington
"We had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day with Scott when we first arrived in Hawaii and can't say enough good things about our experience. To begin with, Scott took the time to get to know us and our skill level/interests before we even arrived so that he could make the best use of our time together. During our driving time to the different locations, Scott not only took the time to continue to share some very valuable photography information, but he also shared some interesting facts about the island and places we were seeing. It was so informative and extremely enjoyable. Although my interest is more in taking portraits than landscapes, I feel like he made a huge effort in explaining how to apply the information he was sharing when I was doing my portraiture work. Scott was so great at understanding our skill level and articulating things in a way that made sense for us. He was patient and demonstrated an incredible amount of knowledge both technically and artistically. We would highly recommend Scott if you would like to increase your photography skills no matter what level you are at. He was a ton of fun and were able to use the skills that he taught us while we were there and came away with what we feel are some great pictures that has generated some really positive feedback from family and friends! Thanks again Scott!"
Medorann and Mathieu Boucher - Alberta, Canada
"Scott has a true passion for the art of photography and he shares his photographic expertise through his excellent instruction. I took away from the workshop that photography is an expression of what the maker is feeling. It's a combination of the right and left brain working together to make art. The instruction I received taught new techniques that allowed me to make more creative and meaningful images."
Lorie Dalley - Beverly Hills, Michigan
"My wife and I booked a session with Scott in early February, and we both loved it. My wife is much more advanced than I am, but Scott was able to easily tailor his instructions according to our experience levels. The techniques he showed us on long-exposures were great...we loved the effects it had on what might otherwise be an ordinary shot. I would definitely recommend this to anyone."
Randy Hurdle - Orange County, CA
"My five hour photo session with Scott Reither was satisfying in every way – he gets five stars from me. He took us to the Keanae Peninsula where we composed some dramatic evening landscape shots using long exposures and neutral density filters. While we were driving there Scott gave a mini lecture about composition and the Zen of photography. On the way back, we discussed the experience and Scott shared a little about his photography path and philosophy. He then provided handouts of both the content of the lecture and the practical aspects of the workshop. He provided all the filters needed to accomplish what was to me a totally new technique. He was right beside us providing instruction and feedback. Even if my photos had been failures (two were not) I would consider the experience completely worthwhile because all the principles we explored will transfer to other photo endeavors. Scott is earnest but relaxed, friendly and a well prepared teacher. I feel my compositional creativity took a giant leap forward as a result of working with him. Best of all, I feel inspired to try new techniques and compositions. I would recommend Earth Photo Expeditions to any serious amateur photographer."
Brenda Veland - Seattle, Washington
"I have such a better understanding of "the process" that goes into the making of such beautiful photographs. I feel confident that I will be able to use many of the technical skills, but it was the "artistic" perspective to your instruction that leaves me with much excitement and inspiration!"
Bill Werner - St. Louis, Missouri
"I recently spent a One-on-One session with Scott Reither photographing in the Lahaina area of Maui. Scott is a professional photographer there and offers workshop sessions to many including the likes of me, a determined amateur with too much equipment and too little experience. Scott got me to realize that we are here to make compelling landscape/seascape images. To do so we would need to determine where we would photograph, what tools we would need to capture a compelling image and just what time and with what lighting conditions we would get the best photo. We proceeded to do just that, scouted out locations, determined camera locations and settings, referred to sunset and tide schedules and then got there ahead of time to capture the best image. Throughout the session Scott managed a productive exchange of technical information with me; I recognized the professional standards Scott maintains whereas as a hurried amateur I might accept a few burnt out highlights Scott, the professional, wont. I learned. Scott has rescued me from the clutches of Kelby, Kost and Kloskowski and got me out into the field to do what I came to do, photograph. I had spent too long transitioning from my classic darkroom to Photoshop and all its' plug-ins that I had become stuck in the wrong rut. From my session with Scott I realized that it is time to direct my energies to finding and capturing images and to give the filing and the post processing of old images a rest."
Edward Busse, MD - Vancouver, Canada
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