Photography Workshops




Celebrate spring 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.

Learn the tips and techniques behind Jim’s award-winning images. This workshop will be a balance of classroom and field instruction with the group exploring subjects such as spring flowers as well as a
portion of the workshop devoted to outdoor portraits. 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. Minimum equipment
required. Fee includes box lunch from Panera Bread, guided instruction and workshop handouts. Limited to first 20 people who register.

$89 per person. $20 deposit to register. Payable via PayPal to or check to Picture Ohio, LLC  2581 Trebein Rd  Xenia OH  45385

Email or call 937-896-6311.



Join Professional Photographer Jim Crotty on Friday May 2 2014 for a day of exploring both the small details and the coming-to-life landscape of Hocking Hills, Ohio in early May. This is a full-day workshop with an emphasis on field instruction on how to best capture spring nature subjects such as wildflowers, blossoms and waterfalls. Jim will teach and guide participants on best camera settings, use of macro lenses, lighting and composition as he leads the group to at least two favorite locations in Hocking Hills for spring subjects as well as some classroom time on basic digital editing for optimal results. Box lunch included.

The base location for the workshop will be The Gathering Space at The Inn at Cedar Falls. Fee is $89 per person. Workshop will be limited to the first 20 registrants. $20 deposit to register. Balance of fee payable at time of workshop. To register please email PayPal deposits to “” or mail to Picture Ohio LLC, 2581 Trebein Rd., Xenia, OH 45385


As with capturing and creating breathtaking photographs, I have a passion for teaching and coaching other aspiring photographers through my program of full-day photography workshops. I encourage others to discover their own creative and artistic vision by learning to use camera as paintbrush, the lens as paint and the landscape as canvas. With almost 35 years experience in pursuing the art of photography I help simplify the often difficult and intimidating maze of technical features and functions of the digital camera as well as the overwhelming options that are available for post-shooting, digital workflow.

My teaching style is relaxed and affirming toward the positive, always welcoming all levels of photographic skill to his workshops. Previously I’ve taught at the college level as an adjunct instructor in both speech communications and journalism, at Sinclair Community College and Thomas More College, respectively. I’ve also presented countless corporate training presentations. In my photography workshops I use those experiences, as well as a wealth of knowledge in the field of digital photography, to deliver educational programs that inspire and reinforce the creative artist that lies within all photographers.

“Jim, I want to thank you again for such a wonderful workshop. I have been trying to learn independently by reading tutorials and so forth but you were really able to bring it all together for me yesterday. Aside from everything I was able to gain yesterday, your work is absolutely amazing. I’m sure you hear that a lot but, really and truly, I can’t express how it makes me feel when I look at your art. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world and even more so, being willing to help others learn how to explore theirs.”

-Nicole, participant of Summer Garden Photography Workshop, May 29, 2010 at Cox Arboretum MetroPark

Review of November 6 2010 Day of Photography Workshop by Dayton Creative Syndicate

Review with pics, video and student gallery of October 21-23 2011 Return to the Hills Workshop


Cancellations, Delays and Refunds
Please let me know as soon as possible if you need to cancel for any reason. I do maintain a waiting list once each workshop is filled to capacity with 20 registrations. Workshop deposit payments are non-refundable except in the case of an emergency situation. In the remote case of instructor health issues or family emergencies, severe weather or other unforeseen events, I will do my best at first to re-schedule the workshop, however, registered participants will be provided with the option of having their deposits or pre-payments fully refunded.

Under no circumstances will Jim Crotty or Picture Ohio, llc be responsible for any other expenses such as flights, medical, car rentals and hotels that you may have incurred.

Before participating in a workshop all attendees will be required to sign a General Release, Assumptions of Risk, Limitation of Liability and Cancellation form.

Presentations to Schools, Clubs and Corporate Organizations:
I’ve presented my work and my creative vision to various groups over the last four years, including many schools, camera clubs and professional organizations. I have a very relaxed style, incorporating a fair amount of story telling about my many experiences photographing in the field and for a wide variety of clients as well as what it took to overcome some personal obstacles and challenges to finally being on the right path with my life and my artistic vision.

I like to have fun with my presentations, but most important of all, I like to inspire and motivate my audience to follow their own dreams and goals in life as well as develop and integrate creative vision in all that they do. Obviously my presentations are geared toward the showing of my photographic images. I use select photographs, via both large format, mounted prints as well as audio-visuall digital slide presentations through a MacBook Pro and projector, that best illustrate a particular photographic technique as well as those that communicate my unique creative vision and approach toward life.

I adjust my presentation style and material according to the select audience I’m scheduled to speak to, such as “how I got involved with photography” for school groups or “Finding the Light: More Than Just a Photographer” for social and corporate organizations.

Fees for presentations are based on intended audience, time required, travel and hand-out materials. Fees can vary based on whether the organization is a non-profit or profit. I retain the right to donate presentation time to select non-profit and educational organizations. Please call 937-477-9324 or email to learn more about how my presentations can enhance your classroom or organizational meeting. Please schedule at least three months in advance.


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