Tag Archives: Ohio Photography Workshops

Think Spring | Photo Workshop Set for March 26

Jump into spring with a fun day of learning and photographic inspiration with the “Signs of Spring” photography workshop, to be presented on March 26 2011 at Cox Arboretum near Dayton, Ohio. Brush-up on best camera settings, artistic vision for creative in-camera composition of early spring nature subjects and digital editing workflow. Learn best techniques for macro (close-up) nature photography and how to emphasize texture and form in your nature photography. First-time users of DSLR cameras are welcome.

Close-up filters or macro lens and tripods are recommended but not required. This is a full-day program that will include a good mix of classroom instruction, field demonstration and instruction, practical application in the gardens and woodlands of Cox Arboretum and critiques of student images. Box lunch and online class image sharing gallery included.

Workshop limited to the first 25 people who register. $20 deposit payment required. Total fee for the workshop is $89 per person.

For more information, sample images from early spring 2010, PayPal payment button and updated cancellation and refund policy, please see http://ohiophoto.org/public_html/onedayworkshops.html

January DSLR Workshop Now Full | Programs To Be Added For Spring ’11

The DSLR workshop set for January 15, 2011, at Cox Arboretum, is now officially full. Please email me if you’d like to be added to the waiting list for this workshop or if you’d like early notification on my next introductory DSRL workshop in Dayton. I’m currently considering adding one-day programs in both April and May, 2011.

Also, I’m still accepting registrations for the Winter Light weekend workshop, set for January 28-30, 2011 at The Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

A Look Back | Autumn 2010

It’s hard to believe that it’s still officially fall when looking out the window and seeing about six inches of snow on the ground. Autumn doesn’t end until the eve of the Winter Solstice, next week. I’m hopeful that the reason behind so much “winter” early on this year is to allow for a more subdued, subtle February, unlike what we experienced in Ohio last winter. I’ve learned from my years and years of being a close observer of nature that more often than not there is balance in everything.

Now is a good time to take a photographic look back at autumn 2010. I hosted two very successful workshops including my first weekend destination program at The Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, late last September. In early November I presented a very well attended and received program of two half-day programs at Cox Arboretum in Dayton. Also noteworthy from this past autumn were a number of very successful portrait sessions, editorial stock image transactions, fine art print sales and installations and a couple of awards received at the 2010 Fall Conference of the Professional Photographers of Ohio.

Each season in Ohio I always come up with about a half-dozen images that best represent the “personality” of the time of year – that unique blend of light, weather conditions and of course, what I bring to the backside of the camera, meaning an always changing and developing creative vision with a few new technical tweaks here and there. Fall 2010 in southern Ohio can best be summed-up with one word – DRY. The lack of rainfall made for only sporadic and isolated areas of good, vibrant color. The upside were some spectacular sunsets and moonrises.

The following are my personal favorite nature and landscape photographs from autumn 2010. Locations include Hocking Hills State Park, Sugarcreek MetroPark, Grant Park and Dayton, Ohio.

October Journey by Jim Crotty
October Journey by Jim Crotty

Hunters Moon 2 by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty
Hunters Moon 2 by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty

Fall Arrangement by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty
Fall Arrangement by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty

Dew on Ironweed by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty
Dew on Ironweed by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty

Sunset Sky on Autumn Equinox by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty
Sunset Sky on Autumn Equinox by Jim Crotty by Jim Crotty

Oak Leaf Texture by Jim Crotty
Oak Leaf Texture by Jim Crotty

Dayton Skyline in November by Jim Crotty
Dayton Skyline in November by Jim Crotty