Workshops and Tours


Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Workshop

Beyond the postcard: creating compelling nature photographs with Sapna Reddy

October 25 - 27, 2024


Most people are able to generate a pretty picture when standing in front of a beautiful scene. However, to elevate our photography beyond the postcard, it is important to make deliberate artistic choices to create images that offer a unique perspective, draw attention to what may not be immediately obvious and, in short, create magic from the mundane. Join this exciting CVPS in-person workshop with professional photographer Sapna Reddy that will focus on how to select and arrange visual elements, shape light, and ultimately carve out a powerful visual story. Concepts that will be addressed both in field and post processing sessions include: 

·         Composition 

·         Shaping light throughout the image 

·         Conveying depth

·         Understanding color harmony 

·         Understanding and using visual tension 

·         Conveying metaphorical meaning


Additional Details 

Participants must be comfortable using their camera equipment and tripod and downloading their images to their laptop for processing in photo software. The workshop begins Friday evening, October 25 at 6:30pm, then meets all day Saturday, October 26 and concludes in the afternoon on Sunday, October 27. Workshop classroom sessions will meet at the November Lodge at Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.


Workshop Fee and Registration:

$425 - CVPS member early bird before June 5, 2024 

$450 - CVPS member after June 5, 2024

Fee does not include lodging, meals, or transportation. 

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Based in Northern California, Sapna Reddy is currently pursuing dual careers as a landscape photographer and a physician. Her work has been awarded in competitions run by National Geographic, USA landscape photographer of the year, Lonely Planet, Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer amongst others. Sapna conducts workshops both within US as well as internationally, focused on identifying and fine tuning individual creative style and creating meaningful images. To learn more, please visit


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Cancellations and Refund Policy:

We rely on your attendance to make important arrangements, so if for any reason you need to withdraw, refunds will be made according to the following guidelines:
- Cancellations received 75 or more days prior to the workshop will receive a refund of the paid fee minus a $100 cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received 74 or fewer days prior to the event will not receive a refund unless you or CVPS find someone to fill your spot. In that case, you will receive a refund of the paid fee minus a $100 cancellation fee.
- In the event a workshop is cancelled by CVPS, all monies will be refunded. Every effort is made not to cancel an event, but we reserve the right to do so and we are not responsible for any losses you may incur due to a cancellation.

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