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Find Your Creative Zone | Summer Photography Workshop in Dayton Ohio
Saturday August 27 2016 @ Cox Arboretum MetroPark near Dayton Ohio. Full day workshop. 8AM to 5PM
Cost: $89 per person which includes Panera box lunch and refreshments. Transportation and overnight accommodations are not included. Payment is made the morning of the program, by cash, check or VISA/MC. All that is needed for registration is your email address for pre-workshop notifications. Email jim@jimcrotty.com.

Full day photography workshop at Cox Arboretum in Dayton Ohio on Saturday August 27 2016 presented by Jim Crotty
Full day photography workshop at Cox Arboretum in Dayton Ohio on Saturday August 27 2016 presented by Jim Crotty

Late summer in the gardens at Cox Arboretum offer a wide variety of nature subjects, from butterflies to sunflowers and tall wildflowers of the Ohio meadow. With this workshop I will be providing my best tips and tools for capturing nature and landscapes images for fine art photography using the DSLR camera, guiding students in the journey toward gaining more creative control with their cameras versus relying on automatic settings. This workshop will be a balance between classroom instruction on digital editing in the MeadWestvaco Theater room and field instruction on the trails and in the gardens of Cox Arboretum. We will be photographing both wide and intimate landscapes as well as natural details discovered within the park.

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 amongst 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.

To register please message me through Facebook or email jim@jimcrotty.com. Please provide your name, a preferred return email address and some information about your current skill level and what camera equipment you currently own.

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