Friday, October 28, 2011

In the Light of the Season | October in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

There's nothing like coming home again with October in the Hocking Hills of Southeastern Ohio. Last weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to lead a photography workshop at The Inn at Cedar Falls. The weekend program flew by as I guided a very enthusiastic group of photographers to some of favorite locations within the park for nature and landscape photography. I've posted an online gallery of student images via Picasa @ Return to the Hills Photo Workshop Student Gallery.

I did make sure I had at least a day to get out and capture a few of my own images, on the Monday following the program. After all, I had driven all the way from Hilton Head, South Carolina and I wanted to make the most of my time while in Hocking Hills.

A very fulfilling workshop experience, seeing old friends as well as making many new ones and the opportunity to reconnect with the area that I consider to be home for my creative spirit. I am very thankful.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Camera Bag Product Review | Gearing-Up for Fall Photography

Over the many years I've been involved with nature photography - hiking and shooting along trails from the U.P. of Michigan to Civil War battlefields in Virginia to National Parks in Utah and Montana - I've learned the value of a pro-quality, durable backpack for my camera gear, one that's easy to access and comfortable on the back. I've gone through many, basically because I've been doing this now for, well, 35+ years!

Recently camera bags by a company called Think Tank Photo came to my attention. I thought I'd give them a try. I was impressed by what I found, in features and in comfort.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fall Photo Walkabout Set for October 16 on Hilton Head Island

Join local professional photographer Jim Crotty on a photo excursion to Mitchellville Beach Park on Hilton Head Island. Jim will be guiding a small group and providing field instruction on the basics of nature photography with the DSLR camera. Learning to see as an artist, setting-up the shot, composing with natural elements, best camera settings and equipment for outdoor photography - a few of the topics Jim will discuss as leads the group in exploring a variety of subjects, from macro nature to wildlife to skyscapes. Jim will also be demonstrating best techniques for beach portraits. Workshop fee is $20 per person. Limited space. To register email or call 843-842-9200.