Photographers using either digital or film cameras are welcome to participate, but film processing will not be provided and only digital files can be critiqued during the workshop.
Great Smoky Mountains Photo Tour
Apr 18 - 22, 2017
$395 CVPS member
$455 non-member (includes CVPS membership)
Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society is pleased to offer a photo tour to the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Led by CVPS Steering Committee
photographers Bill Dickinson, Mary Ann Kucera and Dave Longfellow, this tour
provides an exciting opportunity to experience one the country’s premier
national parks in the spring. The Smoky Mountains are the most biologically
diverse area in the National Park System. Ancient mountains, forested
landscapes, waterfalls, wildlife, and a magnificent array of spring
wildflowers await you.
The Smokies are located in the southern Appalachian Mountains. At a distance of 525 miles from northeast Ohio, the trip is worth taking to explore and photograph this iconic national park.
This tour will focus on the amazing photographic opportunities in the
Smokies. To maximize our time in the field, there will be no lectures or
critiques during this trip. CVPS leaders will guide you to locations such as
Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork, Hardwood Cove, Laurel Falls,
Porter Creek, and Schoolhouse Gap. With over 1500 varieties of blooming
plants in the park, the tour will provide many opportunities to observe and
photograph spring wildflowers.
Exand Your Vision: Black and White
Photography with Eileen Raffertyr
November 9-12, 2017
$395 CVPS member
$460 non-member (includes CVPS membership)
Join the Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society for a unique workshop with
photographer and artist Eileen Rafferty to expand your photographic vision.
Black and white photography has a rich and eclectic past and inspires and
fascinates us today.
In this workshop we will learn to see our color world in grayscale tones to craft a compelling black and white photograph; explore figures from photographic history for inspiration; and look at creative approaches to black and white photography. We will also have field shoots to practice black and white seeing, constructive critiques, and creative assignments to help guide you with your new vision! While there will be some demonstrations of converting to black and white in Lightroom, this is not a software workshop; the emphasis will be on seeing in black and white—while shooting—to strengthen your images and photographic vision.
Participants must be comfortable using their camera equipment and tripod,
and downloading their images for critique. Participants are strongly
encouraged to bring their own laptop with Lightroom installed. The workshop
meets for a brief orientation the evening of November 9, then all day
November 10, 11, and concludes by 5pm November 12. Classroom sessions will
meet at Courtyard by Marriott - Stow.
The workshop fee is $395 CVPS member/ $460 non-member (non-member fee includes membership dues). A $225 deposit is required at registration with the balance due September 30. Fee does not include lodging, meals, or transportation. To register, use the on-line registration system (register on-line) or call the Conservancy for CVNP: (330) 657-2909. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org