For more than 25 years, Cindi Hobgood traveled the world scouting film and television locations for major Hollywood studios… thus the name SCOUT Photo Expeditions!
Location scouting for the entertainment industry sent Cindi and her camera to more than 20 states and 10 countries where she found the perfect stage for the boy to kiss the girl, the battle to be waged, or the child to romp in the jungle. During the scouting process Cindi would photograph hundreds of locations in countless ways in order to translate a “sense of place” to the directors, production designers, and cinematographers on a given project. She would carefully annotate stunning locations, including compass readings, to establish the location for a perfect shot, and would provide insight on the quality and availability of light at given times of day.
Cindi scouted locations for more than 160 projects, including Separate But Equal, The Patriot, Jungle Book, The Notebook, Dear John, The Amazing Race and Wheel of Fortune; working for Paramount, Columbia Pictures, Disney, New Line Cinema, HBO, United Artists, Republic Pictures, and Sony among others. Cindi worked for some of the most highly recognized and established producers and directors in the industry, including Jim Dyer, Roland Emmerich, Spike Lee, Nick Cassavetes, Lasse Hallstrom, Sam Shepard, Nik Powell, Irwin Winkler, George Stevens, Jr., Stan Margulies, Evan Weinstein, and Bob Sofia.
The technical elements of film scouting and location management have helped Cindi hone her photography and leadership skills. She has the eye of a travel photographer, the quickness of a photojournalist, the artistry of a landscape photographer… and the ability to teach and translate what she sees to her colleagues and clients.
If you want to create something unique with your camera, spend the day with Cindi Hobgood.
An award-winning photographer, Cindi studied photography at UNC Chapel Hill in the Radio, Television, Motion Picture department. She went on to study at Savannah College of Art and Design and after Hurricane Hugo, headed to California to attend Brooks Institute of Photography.
In recent years she is known for using the iPhone as a creative tool and has been recognized internationally for her distinctive style of art. She has exhibited her work at various galleries across the United States, garnering numerous awards, most notably The Mobile Photo Awards, winner of the “Perfect Photo” Category in 2011, three honorable mentions in 2013 for Photo Journalism and Architecture/Design, The Best Mobile Photography and Art Images of 2013 and has given workshops and presentations at numerous events as wide ranging as corporate functions to the National Conservation Lands Foundation. She currently leads workshops across the country, an upcoming workshop in Italy and teaches at Montgomery College.
Cindi Hobgood is a member of Destination DC (the Washington, DC Convention and Tourism corporation) and Women Photojournalists of Washington.