Winter Photography Workshop, The Holden Arboretum, January 30, 2016

If you would like to improve your winter photography skills, join us on Saturday, January 30, 2016 for a one-day Ice Photography Workshop at The Holden Arboretum in Lake County, Ohio. This is a popular workshop that we have conducted for more than 15 years.

Icicles, Cuyahoga River Gorge, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Icicles, Cuyahoga River Gorge, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Stebbins Gulch, Holden Arboretum
Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum

The workshop begins with a slide program on winter photography at Holden’s Visitor Center. We’ll cover winterizing your digital camera equipment, the best smartphone and digital camera settings for winter photography, fine-tuning your winter exposures using in-camera histograms, and specific tips for finding, lighting and composing great photographs of icicles, ice patterns, snow scenics, and wildlife in winter at the best locations in Ohio.

Photographing Icicles in Stebbins Gulch (iPhone 5 Photo)
Photographing Icicles in Stebbins Gulch (iPhone 5 Photo)

After the slide program, we’ll carpool a short distance and enjoy a hike through Holden’s winter woods to Stebbins Gulch, a rugged gorge with 80-foot sandstone cliffs, frozen waterfalls, and picturesque icicles, if the weather is seasonally cold. We’ll descend into the gorge (knee-length rubber boots are highly recommended), shoot for a couple of hours, then hike out of the Gulch and return to Holden’s Visitor Center to socialize and enjoy a hot drink.

Icicles in Stebbins Gulch (iPhone 5 Photo)
Icicles in Stebbins Gulch (iPhone 5 Photo)

There will also be an afternoon session on Saturday, February 6 from 2-4 pm at the Holden Visitor Center to share and critique your favorite photos from the Stebbins Gulch photo shoot, and we’ll share some techniques for fine-tuning your winter photos using Adobe Photoshop CS6/CC and Adobe Lightroom 6.0/CC

Group Photo in Stebbins Gulch, January 16, 2015 (iPhone 5 Photo)
Group Photo in Stebbins Gulch, January 16, 2015 (iPhone 5 Photo)

This workshop is limited to 16 participants, and you should have a basic knowledge of digital photography and be familiar with the controls and operation of your smartphone camera, digital point-&-shoot or SLR camera.

To register for the program, visit Holden’s website at: http://www.holdenarb.org or call Joy Totedo at (440)-(602)-3833.

 

Cuyahoga River Gorge Icicles – Act 2

Icicles, Cuyahoga River Gorge
Icicles, Cuyahoga River Gorge

The cold weather continues to provide a spectacular display of icicles in the Cuyahoga River Gorge at High Glens Bridge Park in Cuyahoga Falls.

Icicles, Cuyahoga River Gorge
Icicles, Cuyahoga River Gorge

Here’s a black-&-white version, converted in Photoshop CS5.

Which do you prefer?

Ice Photography Workshop – The Holden Arboretum

Icicles, Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Ohio
Icicles, Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Ohio

If you would like to fine-tune your winter photography skills, join us on Saturday, January 22, 2011 for a one-day Ice Photography Workshop at The Holden Arboretum in Lake County, Ohio. This is a popular workshop that we have conducted for more than 15 years.

The workshop begins with a slide program on winter photography at Holden’s Visitor Center. We’ll cover winterizing your digital camera equipment, optimal camera settings for winter photography, fine-tuning your winter exposures using in-camera histograms, and specific tips for finding and photographing Lake Erie ice, icicles, ice patterns, snow scenics, and wildlife in winter. After the slide program, we’ll carpool a short distance and enjoy a hike through Holden’s winter woods to Stebbins Gulch, a rugged gorge with 80-foot sandstone cliffs, frozen waterfalls, and many icicles, if the weather is seasonally cold. We’ll descend into the gorge (knee-length rubber boots are best), photograph for a couple of hours, then hike out of the Gulch and return to Holden’s Visitor Center to socialize and enjoy a hot drink.

Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Ohio
Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Ohio

This workshop is limited to 15 participants, and you should have a basic knowledge of digital photography and be familiar with the controls and operation of your digital camera. The photo shoot includes two miles of hiking in the snow, some scrambling around snow-covered trees and boulders, patches of ice, and occasional wading through an icy stream with water up to a foot or more in depth.

Photographing Icicles in Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum, Ohio
Photographing Icicles in Stebbins Gulch, The Holden Arboretum, Ohio

There will also be an evening session on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the Holden Visitor Center to share and critique your photos from the Stebbins Gulch photo shoot, and we’ll cover some techniques for enhancing your winter photos using Adobe Photoshop  and Adobe Lightroom.

To register for the program, visit Holden’s website at: http://www.holdenarb.org/home/winterholdenexperience.asp or call Vonna Zahler at (440)-(602)-3833.