ELIZABETH GROESCHEN, EXPLORA:
Before spending a week attending Krista Rossow’s “The New World of Travel Photography” class at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, I was guilty of more than one bad habit. After living and backpacking throughout Southeast Asia for most of the past ten years, I became adept at deciding which city (sometimes country) I would travel to at the last minute. While spontaneity is my strength, research of my destination(s) fell to the wayside. When traveling more quickly (to which most Americans with limited vacation time can relate), I often lacked the patience required to make a better image. I never made a shot list. I rarely scouted locations ahead of time. I even struggled with finding hooks to my stories other than the names of the exotic destinations I found myself visiting.
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