Photography Workshops

Winter Photography Workshop and Safaris
December 28th, 2017
February 23rd, 2017

3 Locations – 4 Hour Workshop – Tour

  • Swallow Falls State Park
  • Cranesville Sub Artic Swamp
  • 3rd location to be determined
  • Maryland Winter Photography Workshops

Winter Photography 4 hour workshop sessions are from 10am -2 PM.

$150.00 per person. Group rates available.

Fee includes: Instructor, van transportation, picnic lunch
with hot coco and coffee. Snowshoe rentals if required.

We meet at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in McHenry, MD at 9:45am

Call Crede for info: 301-746-4083
You will be sent full info and gear and clothing list.

Call Crede at 301-746-4083 for reservations and information.


Spring and Summer Photo Workshops Are Being Listed January 1st.

All photography by Crede Calhoun

These winter 4  hour field workshops,  Offered at different locations near Deep Creek Lake, are led by All Earth Guide and award winning professional photographer, Crede Calhoun. This winter we will be exploring some hidden areas of Swallow Falls State Park, Cranesville Nature Presevre and one add’l location to be determioned. We will travel topgether by van and stop for a lunch during the workshop.

Learn about creative controls, composition, subject treatments, special effects and more. We will also cover winter photography considerations for photographer and equipment. All levels are welcome.  (other days and times available for groups or private workshops). Crede modifies and adjusts the program based on the needs, skill and wants of the group or individual.

Faqll 2017 Nature Photography Classes
Interesting reflections and water effects are found almost everywhere.

What you will do: The primary goal of these workshops is to help you get those creative juices flowing, take you to some nice spots for image making and to be there to answer questions and provide some guidance on image making techniques, considerations and technical know how.

You will learn shutter speed effects and considerations for special effects.

Most workshops have folks of varying knowledge and experience so we try and custom tailor some of the teaching with some one on one time so the instructor can help you with any specific areas you are interested in or need help in understanding.

Yough river wild and scenic corridor.

Things we help you with include; determining the proper exposure in difficult lighting situations, exploiting depth of field (or lack of) for maximum effect, how to protect and use cameras in inclement or cold weather and understanding compositional techniques to add interest and depth to your photos. Teaching is done in a casual way and much learning is accomplished ‘by doing’.

“Surprisingly, many folks are interested in things such as how to make money with photography, showing and selling photography on the internet, and what it’s like to pursue a photography career. If these things interest you we’ll have time to delve into these areas as well. I also have been working in Photoshop since version 2 so digital imaging is also something I can help you with. If you want to sell event or stock photography online I can help you get started.” said Crede Calhoun.

Finding and searching out the juxatposition of natures elements.

What to Bring: Dress in layers. Bring plenty of batteries, film and memory cards for digfital cameras. Close up or macro lense is suggested. Dress for the weather and bring extra layers just in case. Workshops do happen rain or shine so bring rain and winter gear, adequate protection for your gear and an umbrella. Lightwieght tripods are ok.

Instructor Crede Calhoun

For reservations and information call: 800-446-7554 or 301-746-4083

The Leader: Trips are led by Camp Earth Chief Guide Crede Calhoun. Crede is an accomplished professional photographer, nature photographer and expert wilderness guide. He has had photos published in Canoe Magazine, Mother Earth News, Outside, Paddler, Natural History, Audubon, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Books, Sierra, New England Travelar, Paddler, River Runner, Canoe, US Water News, and numerous other national and local publications. Over 3,200 of Credes pictures have appeared in magazines, commercial brochures and catalogs for the resort, recreation, adventure manufacturing, and travel industry.

Crede has also had one man photography shows of his photography at the Art Company, Appalachian Gallery, MAC Benedum Gallery, Well Hung Gallery, Windrush Gallery, Maryland Governors Mansion Juried Show, and was a participant in the Friendsville Community Borders Project that produced an exhibit at Morgan State Univ. Museum in Baltimore. Crede has won several awards for his fine art and commercial photography and graphic design. Crede also has several giant 8’X28′ Photo Murals as well as smaller backlit photos on rotating display at BWI Airport. Crede recently sold a photo for use on a Capitol One Credit Card, and many of his photographs grace the walls of numerous private homes and business collections.

Hey Crede,

Just wanted to thank you for the great instructional workshop Charissa and I had. We had an absolute blast!! We talked about it for quite a while and how much we learned. We are practicing some of the skills already. We are developing the pictures now, so we’ll try and send you some. Some of those macros on the digital came out great. I’ll shoot some of those to you soon too. Thanks again, and we’ll look you up for a kayak tour the next time we’re up that way. Very beautiful area, you’re lucky to live right there in it. See ya.

Steve Gift