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.

 

Waterfalls & Fall Color Photo Tour – October 20, 2012

Mill Creek Falls, Garfield Heights, Cleveland, Ohio
Mill Creek Falls, Garfield Heights, Cleveland, Ohio

As an Ohio landscape photographer, I love finding and photographing waterfalls. Over the years. I’ve discovered dozens of waterfalls in many areas of the Buckeye State, and I devoted an entire chapter to them in my recent book, A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio. This one-day photo tour, sponsored by The Holden Arboretum, will take us to several of the most picturesque waterfalls along  Cleveland’s famed “Emerald Necklace” of metroparks in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland. We will also visit one of Ohio’s finest vistas, and enjoy many opportunities for photographing  fall color at the peak of the autumn season.

Tinker's Creek Gorge, Bedford Reservation, Ohio
Tinker’s Creek Gorge, Bedford Reservation, Ohio`

We’ll  begin with a visit to the Tinker’s Creek Gorge Overlook in Bedford Reservation, one of Ohio’s finest scenic vistas, then travel to nearby Bridal Veil Falls and Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek in Viaduct Park. A short drive will take us to Mill Creek Falls, a hidden gem in the Emerald Necklace less than 5 miles from Public Square in downtown Cleveland. If time permits, we’ll visit more scenic areas and waterfalls in South Chagrin Reservation near Solon.

Great Falls of Tinker's Creek at Viaduct Park in Bedford, Ohio
Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek at Viaduct Park in Bedford, Ohio

This photo tour is designed for experienced photographers who are familiar with the operation and controls of their digital cameras. A tripod and polarizing filter are highly recommended for this tour, so you can use slow shutter speeds and control specular reflections. Ian Adams will provide tips on photographing waterfalls and fall color as well as one-on-one coaching to participants throughout the day. There will be a classroom review/critique of participants’ photos from the tour at Holden Arboretum on Saturday, October 27, from 7-9 pm.

To register, visit Holden Arboretum’s website at www.holdenarb.org, or call Vonna Vecchio at (440)-602-3833.