Joy of Seeing Mindful Photography Workshops are brought to you by Touching the LightTTL, led by Ken Scott.
Ken Scott is your lead coach. Ken has forty years’ experience as a photographer and many years in coaching and leading development workshops in business. He is well known for his inspirational photography presentations to clubs and organisations across the country, and for his sensitive, person-centred approach to photography appraisal (or ‘judging’, to use camera club speak).
Ken’s brand, Touching the LightTTL, has become synonymous with a responsive and mindful approach to photography – both to to everyday moments of seeing and to the mountain landscapes and light in which his photography grew up.
Since 2008, Ken has been making pictures daily – at the time of writing nearly 11 years / 4000 consecutive days – giving him an unparalleled insight into the ups and downs of creativity and the joy to be had in seeing with fresh eyes. A daily project reveals patterns of mood and awareness that would otherwise go unnoticed. Aside from the practice in using the camera, a daily project is an exercise in everyday observation and self-discovery, in seeing and responding to the world around us.
Here’s what he has to say:
Above everything else, I have learned that creativity happens when we least expect it: at times of good flow and frustration alike. When we are mindful of our mood and we do it anyway, when we are tuned in and aware, then photographs come to us naturally. Often, the harder I look, the less I see …
Allowing ourselves to experience the place fully and creating the right conditions for this flow to happen is the key to our workshop style.
With Ken you will find understanding, empathy and an engaging sense of what is possible.
Ken first discovered Las Alpujarras when taking part in a week-long workshop at Cortijo Romero in 2001, one that had a profound influence on his life and work over the next ten years. For Ken it is a thrill and a great honour to be a regular tutor there, presenting the Joy of Seeing Mindful Photography workshops.
Ken is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, and has a BSc (Hons) 1st class in psychology. He also has diplomas in life coaching and sports coaching.
… Ken Scott ARPS, BSc (Hons) Psych, MBPsS