YES!  Mountaineer Photo Excursions also offers classes, in addition to our Excursion Workshops!  Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox are working with some of our local colleges and other organizations to provide general and specialized photography classes.  We are also available to speak at your local club or a conference. See our 2017-2018 "Classes at a Glance" schedule with detailed descriptions of each class below. If you have questions, or want to be added to our “Mile Markers” newsletter, please visit our Contact Us page. 


2017 -2018 Mountaineer Photo Excursions Classes at a Glance

                          2017 2018                             


June 24 - Personal Travel Photography  
                 West Virginia State University Economic
                 Development Center - Charleston, WV.  

June 28 - Personal Travel Photography  
                 West Virginia University at Parkersburg
                 Workforce Development Building - Parkersburg, WV  

July 12, 19, 26 - Digital Photography  (3 class course)
                 West Virginia University at Parkersburg
                 Workforce Development Building - Parkersburg, WV 

July 15 - Digital Camera Techniques   
                 West Virginia State University - Economic
                 Development Center - Charleston, WV  

August 19 - Advanced Photo Editing for Beginners   
                 Mountain State Photographers' Conference
                 Cedar Lakes Conference Center - Ripley, WV  




  See below for further class descriptions and registration information.







Personal Travel Photography - Class


Do you see photos that make you want to visit all those beautiful locations? You look at other people's photos, and wonder why your's don't look interesting, or fun, or have that punch? Let us help! 
When we plan one of our excursions, we put a lot of hours into investigation before we ever put feet on the ground.  When you are planning an excursion of your own, whether it is a family vacation, a business trip (with your camera at your side), or a weekend photo adventure, your planning will make the difference between bringing back amazing photos and “could o’, should o’, would o’.”  Travel photographers have a goal:  to tell the story of a place.  You want to capture the mood of the location, regardless of conditions.  Regardless of crowds, poor weather conditions, or other challenges, your goal is to return with images that will share the story of your trip.  Not merely documentation, but you want to capture the adventure! 
Amanda Haddox & Ron Gaskins, of Mountaineer Photo Excursions, will be sharing some of their tips for how to plan your next trip with photography in mind, and how to bring back photos you can be proud to share! We are very happy to offer this class in cooperation with the  WVSU - Economic Development Center.  Visit our registration page to learn more.  For questions, contact us at 
WHERE:  The Economic Development Center of West Virginia State University; 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV.
WHEN:  Saturday, June 24, beginning at 10:00 am, concluding at noon.
WHO:  This class is open to the public; 20 seats.
FEE:  The fee for this class is $25.00, payable online through Eventbrite
CONTACT:  For questions, please contact us at  
Personal Travel Photography
We are also pleased to offer this class in cooperation with West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVU-P).  Ron Gaskins will be the Instructor, and will cover the same curriculum as above.
WHERE:  The WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building; 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV. 
WHEN:  Wednesday, June 28, beginning at 6:00 pm, concluding at 8:00 pm.
WHO:  Class is open to the public.  Check with WVU-P for class size.
FEE:  The fee for this class is $15, payable to WVU-P.
REGISTER:  Please register with WVU-P by calling 304-424-8383, or by email at More info is available at   
CONTACT:  For questions, please contact us at .