Subject Matters

Workshop Leader: Sean Goss

Saturday, May 20, 2017

10:30 am to 1:30 PM

Merry Room

Duxbury Free Library

Fee: $30 [Check or cash payable at the Workshop]

Maximum #Students: 12 [Minimum 6]

Sean is well-known to the Duxbury Camera Club as a popular workshop leader (Printing, Developing a Workflow, etc).  In this new workshop he will guide participants in understanding how the following elements work together:

  • Composition — why it is important to your final image.
  • Subject — how it can change perception of the image.
  • Texture — why it matters and how to use it to your advantage.

Sean will teach us how to use these to create compelling images out of seemingly nothing. In short, we will learn how to deal with the scene in front of us. Whether it’s making an abstract image and working small (macro) or making a plain scene look grand and interesting, this workshop will help us recognize there is always something to work with. 

Following an introduction, participants will then go outside (weather permitting) and using different camera settings and/or lenses, try to apply these concepts. Back inside Sean will project our images on the screen and offer critique and positive feedback.

What to Bring:

CAMERA:  SLR or mirrorless cameras preferred.

LENSES: Variety is key. Bring extra lenses.  


Sean studied fine arts at Bridgewater State College. His interest in the art of photography has deepened in the past 15 years. His work has received awards locally—Best Color and Best Humor awards at the North River Art Society Festival, First Place at the Duxbury Art Association’s Winter Juried Show—and many of his photographs have been sold across the country. In addition to pursuing his personal passion for photography, Sean has managed camera shops, worked as a lab technician, and taught and mentored many photographers. Five years ago, with his sister Tara, he founded Goss Photo, a photo imaging and printing business, which hosted the Club’s highly successful “Exposed 2016” Show! 


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Photography Exhibit
by Jim Curran

March 12 - May 5