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Current Schedule is ON Crede's
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If conditions require it for winter workshops I will provide you with a pair of quality snowshoes at no extra charge. Most of the time we explore areas in and around Swallow Falls State Park, but sometimes we take a short drive to the National Heritage Wildlife Refuge Cranesville Swamp, or a new place I have discovered also close by called The Bears Den on Snaggy Mountain.



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Winter Photo Workshop

Nature Photography Workshop

Jack Kramer Photographer
'Ferns' by Participant Jack Kramer from the May '04 workshop

Laura Jackson searching out the beauty of winter.

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

What you will do: My primary goal is to help you get those creative juices flowing, take you too 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. Most workshops have folks of varying knowledge and experience so I try and custom tailor some of the teaching with some one on one time so I can help you with any specific areas you are interested in or need help in understanding. Things I can 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.

What to Bring: Bring slide film 6-8 rolls, and SLR camera equipment in a suitable backpack or fanny pack. Digital cameras and equipment with sufficient memory, batteries and weather protection. Macro focusing lens helpful. Protect from wet weather with ziploc bags and bring small umbrella if rainy or snowy. Trips run rain, snow or shine. Pack a lunch, or snacks and be prepared to get creative. I bring hot coco or refreshements on on all winter and spring workshops. Dress for the weather, it's the mountains and it can be very cold. Lightweight wool gloves that you can wear inside mittens can be the best system for those truly winter days. A wool balaclava style hat, or wool knit with scarf or neck-up can be essential. A parka with a hood is also very warm. The best style of boots are ones that can keep your feet warm. I recommend the rubber bottom leather upper 'Sorel' style felt pack boots with a woll removable liner, and wools socks that don't make your boots too tight. Dress in layers and bring more rather than to little. A small backpack for that extra sweater is recommended. Windpants, and long underwear for those really cold days is a requirement to stay toasty warm. We are never that far from the car so if you get to cold we can take some time to warm up. Lightweight tripods are very helpful as is a macro lens. We will be hiking so a massive amount of camera stuff or a hard to carry camera bag is not necessary or desirable. We walk a 1-2 miles during the day. If you have any questions, email me or call me at 800-446-7554.

Digital cameras ok (I normally use one) and bring lots and lots batteries, and sufficient flash cards or other storage memeory. If you have any questions about what to bring or wear please call or email me.


$95 For 3 1/2 Hour Field Workshop

Meeting Place:
Call For Reservations - Locations Change
How to Make Reservations: Email me to sign up and be sure to include your phone number so I can call back to confirm the reservation. If you make a last minute reservation (day before) be sure to call! 1-800-446-7554
I normally take a VISA or MasterCard to hold the reservation, and you can on arrival at the park by cash or check (or pay by credit card).

Current Schedule is ON Crede's Studio Web Site
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 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 vacation homes and private collections.

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Our photography workshops are full day adventures into accessible natural areas offering superb nature, landscape and scenic image making opportunities. Half Day workshops usually travel to two natural ares. The waterfalls and virgin forest of the Swallow Falls State Park, and the seldom visited National Heritage Wildlife Refuge, The Cranesville Sub Artic Swamp (weather conditions permitting)

Current Schedule is ON Crede's Studio Web Site
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All Earth Eco Tours, P.O. Box 35, Friendsville, MD 21531
301-746-4083 ~ Toll Free 1-800-446-7554