Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops by Jim Crotty

The Art of Spring in Hocking Hills Ohio  |  A Photography Workshop by Jim Crotty  |  Saturday May 6 2017 – The Inn at Cedar Falls

Promo flyer for May 6 2017 Nature Photography Workshop in Hocking Hills Ohio by Photographer Jim Crotty

Join Professional Photographer Jim Crotty as he returns to his favorite location in Ohio for nature and landscape photography, to do what he loves – teaching the art of capturing images and composing subjects and scenes in what he considers the best time of year in Hocking Hills – spring.

Jim will be leading a small group (his workshops are limited to 20 participants) along the best trails in Hocking Hills for capturing stunning imagery of the Hemlock-filled forests, waterfalls, streams and spring flora.

Instruction will be held both on the trail and in the classroom at The Inn at Cedar Falls – the perfect centralized location within the Park for easy access to the most scenic areas. From discovering or enhancing the photographer’s creative vision to grasping the technicalities of nature photography with the DSLR camera, Jim will be sharing his favorite tips and techniques for composing nature imagery that tells the true story of the true beauty of this special place.

Beginners are welcomed as well as advanced photographers. Jim is known for workshops that provide a valuable and fun learning experience for all who attend.

The cost is $100 per person for the full-day workshop (8AM to 5PM) which includes professional guidance and instruction, handout materials and lunch at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Fee does not include transportation and accommodations. Workshop participants who choose to stay overnight at The Inn at Cedar Falls will receive a special workshop discount.

To register please email jim@jimcrotty.com or call 937-896-6311. Once again this workshop is limited to the first 20 people who register so please email or call soon.

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Spring in the Garden  |  A Photography Workshop by Jim Crotty  |  Saturday May 20  2017 – Cox Arboretum MetroPark Dayton Ohio

Spring nature photography workshop by Jim Crotty at Cox Arboretum near Dayton Ohio on May 20 2017

Celebrate May in Ohio with Professional Photographer Jim Crotty as he leads a small group workshop on the art of nature and landscape photography amongst the gardens, fields and woodlands of Cox Arboretum MetroPark near Dayton Ohio.

Learn the tips and techniques behind Jim’s award-winning and frequently published images. This workshop will be a balance of both in-classroom and field instruction. We will explore lighting and compositional techniques with subjects found throughout the gardens and fields. The classroom portion of the workshop – presented in the beautiful and comfortable Meadwestvaco Theater Room – will emphasize digital file management and editing tools as well instructor reviews of student images.

Open to all levels of skill and experience with the DSLR camera. Minimal equipment
required. Fee includes box lunch from Panera Bread, guided instruction and workshop handouts. This workshop will be limited to first 20 people who register.

Cost is $100 for full day workshop from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.

Email jim@jimcrotty.com or call 937-896-6311.

The Takeaway:

* My top ten tips for best results in landscape photography

* Pro techniques for optimal results with close-up (macro) nature photography

* Move into the creative zone and away from full auto

* The “zen” of fulfilling nature photography

* Learn to “see” the light?* How to “work” a location with proper approach and patience

* Best tools and lenses for pro results

* The benefits of working from creative angles

* Best practices and software for outstanding digital editing

* How to get your images noticed and ultimately sold and published

Plus my workshops are just plain FUN. Learning the art and craft of nature photography does not have to be tedious and stressful. Far from it. It should always be a fun and rewarding experience.

I have been leading and teaching photography workshops in Ohio since 2009. My emphasis is on my students, providing both small group and individual attention and instruction based on what I observe as current skill and knowledge levels and potential for growth in both artistic vision and technical knowledge. What I DON’T DO is photograph for my own portfolio while leading and teaching workshops. The only photography that I engage in during my workshops is when demonstrating technique, camera settings and composition for the students.

Since beginning my photography workshop programs over seven years ago there have been a number of other professional photographers in Ohio who have attempted to imitate my style of instruction and within the locations that I know and photograph so well. But here’s the difference – I know how to communicate, how to teach and how to connect with my workshop groups. Just ask anyone who has attended one of my programs in the past.

Prior to beginning my career as a professional photographer in 2003 I worked in management level positions in human resources, marketing and public relations in several different industries. I’ve also taught at the college level classes in public speaking and journalism. There are many talented professional photographers but few who can successfully connect with, guide and encourage others, particularly those who are just beginning their own creative journeys in the beautiful world of nature and landscape imagery.

I am a Certified Professional Photographer, earning this rarely achieved designation among other pro photographers in Ohio through my involvement with the Professional Photographers of America. My work has been recognized with numerous national and state awards as well as published in Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best, Smithsonian, USAToday and Professional Photographer magazines. I’ve photographed book covers for internationally published authors and installations of my fine art prints are found in several of the largest hospitals and medical centers in Ohio.

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