Classes & Workshops

Abstracts in Nature: Little Big Econ State Park

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Jon Manchester
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $150

Spend the day hiking and photographing The Little Big Econ State Forest. Enjoy the outdoors and express your creativity in a setting that allows you countless opportunities to see things that would normally go unnoticed. Participate in demonstrations and discussions about abstract photography techniques and principles with a focus on creating expressive and unique landscape photographs. The hike will be about 5 miles round trip over mostly shaded gravel road and hiking trails along the Econlockhatchee River. Rest stops will be included as needed. See available supply list for additional details.

Required Supplies

Camera Gear: Consider bringing one camera body with a spare battery and one or two lenses. A tripod is handy if it is light weight. A monopod is a good alternative and can double as a walking stick. Any more gear than that will feel very heavy by the end of the day. Additional Gear: Comfortable shoes. Athletic or hiking shoes are best. You might consider bringing an extra pair of socks. The Florida wilderness can be soggy at times. Hat/Visor and sunglasses. Sunscreen and bug repellent. Small personal 1st aid kit with a few band-aids, alcohol swabs, small gauze bandage, and anti-bacterial ointment. At least 2 Liters of Water. A Camelback or similar hydration bladder is ideal for carrying your water. If you use bottles, Two 1 Liter bottles will be easier to manage that one 2 Liter bottle. 2-3 Energy bars, Cliff Bars or Larabars are ideal and come in many flavors. Trail mix with dried fruit and nuts is a good alternative. You can bring a sack lunch if you desire. I find the above much easier to manage.

Special Notes

The withdrawal deadline is a week prior to the start of the workshop.


Jon Manchester

Jon Manchester, a senior faculty member at Crealdé, brings years of traditional and digital photography experience to the school. His understanding of technical image processing and post-processing has made him a valuable student resource.

Jon Manchester
Instructor Bio