Workshops / Seminars - tlcroce

2018 Workshops and Seminars

Winter in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Jan. 11th - 14th 2018 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. 27, 2018 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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  • Snow Trillium

Spring Wildflowers

Day 1 - March 10th, 2018, Chalet Nivale Nature Preserve, Adams County, Ohio Click Here to register

Day 2 - March 17th, 2018, Whipple State Nature Preserve, Adams County, Ohio Click Here to Register

Day 3 - March 25th, 2018, Ohio River Bluffs, Adams County, Ohio Click Here to Register

Day 4 - March 31st, 2018, Gladis Riely Preserve, Scioto County, Ohio Click Here to Register

Day 5 - May 5th, 2018, Pride of Ohio Prairie, Adams County, Ohio Click Here to Register

To register for all 5 days Click Here to Register

Instructor - Tom Croce

Join us me in beautiful South Central Ohio as winter gives way to a beautiful display of spring ephemerals.

Day 1 we will photograph Snow Trillium, the smallest of Ohio's eight trillium species, and the earliest to bloom. Its specific epithet - nivale - means "snowy", and it isn't uncommon to see a patch that gets carpeted with a late snow.

Day 2 We will photograph Trout Lilly, Blood Root, and other early wilflowers that begin to appear.

Day 3 We will photograph along the south facing slopes of the Ohio River, where the forest floor is carpeted with Virginia Bluebells, Dwarf Larkspur, and Blue Eyed Mary's.

Day 4 We will be photographing  the rare Golden Star Lilly.

Day 5 we will be photographing Shooting Stars, Pink and Yellow Lady Slippers

Each day has an emphasis on a specific species, but we can expect to find several other species, including White Trillium, Toad Shade Trillium, Dutchmen's Breeches, just to name a few.

The number of participants for each workshop is limited to 12. We will meet at a specified location at 8:00 am and depart to our shooting location where we will spend approx 4 - 5 hours shooting.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera.

These workshops will require a moderate amount of hiking 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 each day of this workshop is $50.00, or register for all five for $200.00

The fee is for instruction only, All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants. Registration is required to reserve your spot.

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.

Spring Wildflowers Pilgrimage - Sold Out

April 13th - 15th, 2018, Arc Of Appalachia

Instructor - Tom Croce

This workshop is being held with the Arc of Appalachia.

For more info visit The Arc Of Appalachia

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.

  • White Fringed Phacelia

The Art of Nature Photography in the Great Smoky Mountains

APRIL 19TH - 22ND, 2018, Townsend, 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 April 19th 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 block of room are reserved at the Highland Manor Inn in Townsend, Tenn. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by April 1, 2018. 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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  • Elk
  • Elk at Sunrise
  • Bull Elk In Stream

Fall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 27th - 30, 2018, 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 27th 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 28th & 29th we will spend shooting in Cataloochee, 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, 2018. 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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  • Midnight Hole
  • Water Color

Fall in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

October 18th - 21nd, 2018. 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 18th 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 19th & 20th we will spend shooting, Sunday the 21st 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, 2018. 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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