Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Peaceful Power of Calming Imagery | Nature Photography for Healing

Where print installations of my work can be seen . . . Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN - Andrews Air Force Base Ambulatory Care Center MD - The Zangmeister Cancer Center OH - Miami Valley Hospital OH - Wooster Community Hospital OH - Soin Medical Center OH -Englewood Health Center OH - Springboro Health Center OH - Buckeye Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery Office OH - St. Rita’s Hospital OH - Wood County Hospital OH

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Winter Photography Workshop in Hocking Hills Ohio with Jim Crotty

I grew up in Ohio. Moved away and came back. Not once, not twice but three times (if you count college and military). It grows on you and of course through my photography I've come to know and appreciate the nuances of each season the beauty to be discovered in the woodlands and fields of my home state. Even winter, which can be challenging. But there is still beauty to be had and I am very much looking forward to sharing with other photographers - both experienced and new - my favorite tips and methods for winter nature and landscape imagery in my favorite location in Ohio - Hocking Hills State Park. 

On Saturday February 25th 2017 I will be leading another workshop group through the snowscape and ice formations found in the forests and gorges of Hocking Hills. This workshop will be presented at and through The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls and will be a good balance of field and classroom instruction. There is a "workshop only" option for $100 per person as well as great package deals for those wishing to stay at The Inn. For more information and to register, please visit or

Friday, November 18, 2016

Regaining Your Soul | When November Calls

The quiet of November. The cold of night slowly releasing to the remaining warmth of the day. Morning mist filling the valleys. Frost-covered leaves and bare branches silhouetting the oranges and purples of early sunsets. There's a calmness to November; an ease of being, a peaceful disposition before the arrival of winter.

November has always been a welcome respite; that quiet and beautiful month of transition. It is an opportunity to return to my photographic roots among the towering Hemlocks of Hocking Hills and along prairie trails in twilight.

There's a soft and slightly melancholy feel to the early nightfalls and horizons set to hues between orange and pink and migrating flocks overhead. I welcome the change and I've learned not to dread the arrival winter for it is in all the seasons and the in-between months when we are reminded that life is in a constant state of change. The soul was never designed to be a stationary object but flows with tides and the waxing and waning of the Moon.

Change is to be embraced. It's good. It's necessary. It's how we grow. What remains consistent is the energy of love and grace that stays with all the winds of change. Let us all be fully and completely present in all that change brings along our paths.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Night Sky Workshop in Hocking Hills Ohio | November 4-5 2016

There's now a "workshop only" option for the Night Sky Photography Workshop set for November 4-5 2016 at The Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills Ohio. $50 for Friday evening only and $89 for Friday evening and Saturday morning. The full package that includes meals and two nights accommodations at The Inn starts at $524 for two people. I'm looking forward to returning to the 'Hills and sharing my love for nature photography and the beautiful, dark sky of Hocking Hills. To reserve your spot please call The Inn @ 1-800-65-FALLS.