Waterfalls & Wildflowers Hocking Hills Workshop

Mosquito Falls

Due to COVID-19 this workshop is being rescheduled for fall 2020. 

Stay Tuned

Come join professional photographers Mark Miller and Jamie MacDonald on a 3-day adventure photographing some of Hocking Hills State Park’s most iconic features. 3 days of waterfalls, wildflowers, and much more. Weather permitting, we will have a special astrophotography segment Thursday or Friday night! Every attendee is guaranteed to get the personal level of attention they deserve and require to make the best images possible. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels and all ages. Physical requirements are some light to moderate walking, with distances no longer than 1-1/2 miles each way to a feature. All participants on this trip should be in reasonably good physical condition.  We aren't planning any long hikes on this trip, but the uneven terrain and mud can make short hikes seem much harder.  You should be comfortable walking around 2-5 miles per day over multiple locations.

Workshop Dates

  • Thursday, April 16th - Saturday, April 18th. Departure Saturday afternoon


  • April is one of the best months to photograph Hocking Hills Waterfalls, but it is also the best time for rain. While there is the possibility it will be sunny and dry be prepared for wet and sometime cool weather. Temperatures can be moderate and will likely be comfortable for day and night shooting.

  • Post-processing and image critique sessions will be scheduled throughout the workshop to help make the most of your images.

  • The itinerary is kept flexible so we can chase the best weather conditions

  • With a maximum of 10 students you are ensured plenty of individual attention

  • Welcome reception and introductions, overview and detailed daily schedule

  • 2 full days in the field (Thursday and Friday) and a half day on Saturday

  • Instruction on Composition, Camera settings, working with filters and more

Logistics/ Accommodations

Please arrive to Hocking Hills area, prior to 8 PM on Wednesday, April 15th for the orientation session. I recommend Holiday Inn Express in Logan to keep the group together, but the choice of accommodation is yours.  Participants are responsible for transportation to the hotel, but we will carpool during the workshop.


Trip Does NOT Include

  • Transportation to/from your home to the hotel

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Meals and snacks

 Recommended Camera Gear

  •  Sturdy tripod and ball head

  • Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera Body

  • Fast Wide Angle Lens. My favorite night photo lenses include Olympus 12-40mm f2.8, Tamron 15-30mm f2.8, Nikon 14-24mm f2.8, and Canon 16-35mm III f2.8

  • A mid-range zoom lens in the range of 24-100mm

  • Macro lens

  • Circular polarizer filters are useful. Bring any ND filters if you have them

  • Extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies

  • Remote cord for your camera

  • Laptop if you wish to backup your photos or follow along during the post-processing instruction

 Personal Gear List

  • Sturdy hiking footwear, hiking socks, and long pants

  • A rain jacket and several warm layers since it can get cold at night

  • Water bottle, Snacks

Payment and Booking Details

The cost of this 3-day special event is $250.00 This workshop is limited to 10 participants