Workshops / Seminars - tlcroce

2017 Workshops and Seminars

  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Winter in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Jan. 12th - 15th 2017 Tremont Tenn.

Instructors - Tom Croce & Robert Coomer

Winter in the Smoky Mountains is a truly unique experience. Long gone are the crowds and a stillness settles in. Join us for three days of photographing this unique landscape.The weather is always a determining factor in the exact schedule, but a tentatively we will plan on spending majority of our time in Cades Cove and the Tremont.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12. We will spend several hours each day shooting the unique winter landscape in and around Cades Cove, Tremont.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.General Itinerary - Plan to arrive on January 12th in Townsend, Tenn. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A, and orientation. The 13th, & 14th will be spent shooting, as long as the light is good, with some time in the late afternoon or evening set aside for some post processing and critique. The 15th we will photograph in the morning then discussion and thoughts over breakfast.

This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough and uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.

The fee for this workshop is $400.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by December 1, 2016. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by December 1, after the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in December.

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Macro Workshop

Jan. 28th Caesar Creek State Park, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructors - Tom Croce

Location - Caesar Creek State Park Visitor Center, 4020 N. Clarksville Road, Waynesville, Ohio 45068

Join me for a day of hands on macro photography instruction

We will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment and accessories, controlling depth of field, subject selection, composition and post processing.

The morning session will consist of presentations and demonstrations. After a lunch break we will practice some of the techniques and strategies discussed in the morning session. Weather permitting we may venture outside.

The last hour of the day will be dedicated to post processing with Lightroom and Photoshop

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 20.

The fee for this workshop is $75.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants.

Payment is required to reserve your spot. The payment will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

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  • Hocking Hills
  • Conkels Hollow
  • Ash Cave
  • Conkle's Hollow

Winter In Hocking Hills

Day 1 - Feb. 18th, 2017, Hocking Hills, Ohio

Day 2 - Feb 19th, 2017, Hocking Hill, Ohio

Instructors - Tom Croce & Robert Coomer

Join us in the beautiful Hocking Hills of Ohio as winter transforms the landscape. participants for this workshop is limited to 12. We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, shooting the landscapes located in and around Ash Cave, Old Mans Cave, Rock House, Conkel's Hollow, Cantwell Cliffs.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.

General Itinerary - Day 1 Plan to begin shooting a first light at Ash Cave. We will determine where we go from there based on the weather.

general Itinerary - Day 2 Plan to meet at Old Mans Cave at first light. We will spend the day exploring Devil's Bathtub and work our way to the lower falls

This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven, snow and ice covered terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a two miles over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.

The fee for both days of this workshop is $200.00. The fee for day 1 or day 2 is $125.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, please note whether you will be attending both days or day 1 or 2. The balance is due by January 31, 2017. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by January 31, after which the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in January.

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  • White Fringed Phacelia

Spring in the Smokies

May 2nd - 5th, 2017, Tremont, Tenn.

Instructors - Tom Croce & Robert Coomer

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 3 days of photographing wildflowers, landscapes, cascades, and waterfalls. We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, shooting the landscapes located in and around Cades Cove, Tremont, Roaring Fork, just to name a few. The exact location and subjects will be determined by the weather.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.

General Itinerary - Plan to arrive on May 2nd in Townsend, Tenn. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A and orientation. After which we will head out to shoot a sunset. The remaining days we will be heading out approx. 1-1/2 hour before sunrise, shoot until late afternoon when we will take a break for an early dinner, before heading out for the evening session. One afternoon we will spend discussing and demonstrating post processing, and a photo critique.

This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a two miles over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.

The fee for this workshop is $400.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by April 1, 2017. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by April 1, after which the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in April.

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Spring Wildflowers

May 13th, 2017, Caesar Creek State Park

Instructor - Tom Croce

Join me for a day of photographing spring wildflowers at Caesar Creek State Park. We will spend the morning or as long as the light and weather allows, shooting the spring wildflowers located around the Gorge Loop Trail. We will then move indoors for some post processing and image critique.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field. A laptop computer is recommended in order to participate in the processing portion of the workshop.

This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a mile over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.The fee for this workshop is $100.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. Payment is required to reserve your spot. The fee will be refunded if cancellation is made by Jan, 1, 2017,  after which the fee will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants inDecember.

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  • Elk
  • Elk at Sunrise
  • Bull Elk In Stream

Fall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 30th - October 2, 2017, Maggie Valley, N.C.

Instructors - Tom Croce & Robert Coomer

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains for three days of photographing elk in the Cataloochee Valley and landscapes and fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather is always a determining factor in the exact schedule, but a tentatively we will plan on spending one or two evenings along the Blue Ridg Parkway, weather permitting we may do some night photography.  We will spend mornings in Cataloochee Valley Photographing the Elk rut.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12. 

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.

General Itinerary - Plan to arrive on September 30th in Maggie Valley. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A, and orientation, and we will head out for a sunset along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 1st & 2nd of October we will spend shooting inCataloochee, where we will get there early to shoot the elk and then spend the morning exploring the landscape and rustic structures. 

The fee for this workshop is $400.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by August 1, 2017. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by August 31, after the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in August.

Elk Rut & Blueridge Parkway

  • Midnight Hole
  • Water Color

Fall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

October 19th - 22nd, 2017. Townsend, Tenn.

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains for three days of photographing cascades, landscapes and fall color.

We will spend our time photographing the cascades along Tremont, and Elkmont Areas, ans well as sunrises and subsets along New Found Gap Road, Clingmans Dome, and the Foothills Parkway.

The weather is always a determining factor in the exact schedule, but a tentatively we will plan on spending one or two evenings along the New Found Gap Road, and Clingmans Dome.  We will spend mornings in Cades Cove and along the Foothills Parkway.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 12. Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.

General Itinerary - Plan to arrive on October 19th in Townsend. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A, and orientation, and we will head out for a sunset in Cades Cove, or the Foothills Parkway. The 20th & 21st of October we will spend shooting, Sunday the 22nd we will shoot in the morning and then meet for lunch and recap the past couple days.

The fee for this workshop is $400.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by August 1, 2017. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by August 31, after the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in August.


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