Join CVPS and fellow photographers for a photo tour to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Led by CVPS Steering Committee photographers 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.
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.
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. .