Seeing With Intention
Digital Photography Workshops

Hidden Springs & Wildflowers
at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
12501 Harmony Landing Road
Goshen, Kentucky 40026     
Phone: 502-228-4362 
with Julie E. Brent  (resume)
Fee: $125
Saturday, March 28, 2009
8:30 am - 5 pm

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Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is a non-profit nature preserve dedicated by Virginia Creasey Mahan and Howard Mahan to enrich the community through conservation, education, preservation, and community enjoyment!

The nature preserve is free for all to enjoy! Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve includes 168 acres of forest with six miles of trails, spring-fed creeks, a frog pond, waterfalls, and picnic areas; as well as recreational fields, a nature center, a field house, and a two hundred year old manor. 

With 111 acres of forested areas and grasslands, watch for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, raccoon, fox, possum, and other wildlife. There is a wide variety of birds to be found on the property, and healthy populations of reptiles and amphibians..

It's a Great Time to Get Outdoors with Your Camera

Get out your close up lens, your hiking shoes, fingerless gloves, hat and a jacket with plenty of pockets, dress in layers for the changeable weather for this workshop. The workshop will begin in the classroom with a very short review of camera basics. Then Julie will cover topics related to “SEEING” and capturing digitally what you see. You will be given 'assignments' that direct your attention, to open you to possibilities, and get you thinking outside of your “box”.

With the assignments in hand you will experiment with getting the picture that best meets the task of the assignment. Some experimentation in the field classroom around the building before we go on a hike.

If possible there will be a naturalist on hand to give you a more detailed look at this environment.

The Executive Director of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is Tavia Cathcart. She is a certified interpretive naturalist and guide, photographer, and writer. As co-author of the 16-state field guide "Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and Southern Appalachians," she loves to share the folklore and stories about plants. Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve attracts 22,000 visitors a year, offers 8-miles of trails that weave through forest and grasslands. The nature preserve has four year-round springs, and preserves several historic buildings that date back to 1803. Please visit or call (502) 228-4362 for more information.


for class by email to
julieebrent @
Ask for mailing address to pay by check or if you prefer to be sent and invoice. 

Payment with PayPal
of $125.00
Julie E Brent
PO Box 262
Campbellsburg, KY 40011
Tel: 251-504-5328
Email: julieebrent @

All photos copyright 2008 by Tavia Cathcart & Julie E. Brent
March 28 Sunrise/Sunset Information
 Sunrise: 7:34am Sunset: 8:01pm  Moonrise: 8:14am Moonset: 10:43pm