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May in Ohio and Three Great Opportunities for Learning and Improving Your Photography

It’s been a long winter. It’s always a long winter in Ohio. I make no effort anymore at trying to hide my displeasure of Ohio winters. There are a combination of factors, both external and internal history. But I endure and hope for spring, which never disappoints. The light returns, life returns and positive energy flows again.

Of all my years photographing the nature and landscape of Ohio I’ve come to find that period of mid-April through early June to be the most beautiful. This is why I’ve scheduled not one, not two but THREE photographic workshop presentations for the month of May 2018.

The first will be held on Saturday May 12th at Cox Arboretum MetroPark in Dayton. This is a full-day workshop on basic lighting and composition for both nature and outdoor portrait photography. It’s also one of the Super 1Day of Learning organized by the Professional Photographers of America. Open to both members and non-members, you can register via https://www.ppa.com/events/super-one-day. You do need to register to use the PPA web site, but there’s no cost to do so.

The second workshop will be a two-day program on Thursday and Friday May 17 – 18 at The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, Ohio. A segment on night sky photography (weather permitting) will be included. The emphasis will be on spring nature and landscape photography in what I consider to be the most beautiful month for photography in Hocking Hills. Group size is limited to the first 20 people who register. The fee is $150 per person which doesn’t include transportation and lodging. To register email jim@jimcrotty.com or call 937-896-6311.

Promo flyer for May 17 – 18 2018 spring photography workshop in Hocking Hills Ohio by Jim Crotty

The third program will on the evening of May 24th at Great Miami Outfitters in the Cross Pointe Center in Centerville, Ohio. This will be an hour and half presentation titled Outdoor Photography Basics for Hikers and Kayakers. Free and open to the public but seating is limited, so please register via the program page on their web site @ https://www.greatmiamioutfitters.com/outdoor-photography-basics-for-hikers-and-kayakers-may-24-2018.html

Screen shot of nature photography presentation program at Great Miami Outfitters on May 24 2018 by Ohio Photographer Jim Crotty

Now how is that for super-charging spring in Ohio? Winter has nothing on it 🙂 All good stuff.

Demystify the Digital SLR Camera Workshop

I’m pleased to announce a new workshop for August 3, 2010 at Cox Arboretum MetroPark. Unlike my previous full-day programs, this will be an evening workshop from 6 to 9 PM. It is an introductory level program designed for those new to digital photography with an emphasis on settings and features of digital SLR cameras and basic digital workflow for optimal printing and web posting of all types of photography. It will be strictly a classroom-only workshop in the MeadWestvaco Theatre room. The first half of the workshop will cover learning camera settings and features of the digital SLR camera with no emphasis on a particular brand or model but rather a complete overview.
The second half of the program I will be demonstrating my basic digital workflow for image archiving, editing and adjustments for optimal print-making and publishing to the web. The primary software program I will be demonstrating is Apple Aperture, the same basic workflow can be applied with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The cost of this evening program will be $39 per person, payable at the workshop, cash or check. Soft drinks and bottled water will be provided. This workshop will be limited to the first 25 people who register by calling 937-432-6711 or email jim@ohiophoto.org.