Mountaineer Photo Excursions | Go West! Winter Workshop in Western Maryland!

Go West! Winter Workshop in Western Maryland!

October 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


“Go West, young man!”  Well, we’re not going where that comment suggested, but we are going as far west as possible…in Maryland!  This Winter, we will be visiting beautiful Garrett County!  We will be learning cold weather skills, as well as capturing breathtaking views of Deep Creek Lake, Swallow Falls, and historic downtown Oakland, Maryland…all part of the “Deep Creek Experience!”


Our Deep Creek Lake Winter Photo Workshop is scheduled for January 30, 31 & February 1, 2015 (Friday – Sunday).  This will be a unique and challenging weekend, with time spent outdoors, most likely in the snow and cold of a western Maryland Winter.  The experience and images you bring home will be worth the effort! 


We have made arrangements for special access at the Deep Creek Lake State Park, where we will begin our Workshop weekend at their Discovery Center. Have you seen an icy crystal waterfall?  Can you travel back in time to an historic train station?  We will!  We’ll walk out on a frozen lake and photograph ice fishermen…this will be your chance to go out in the snow and experience all the opportunities that winter photography has to offer… in the safety of a group with two experienced photographers leading the way.  We will see nature in an entirely different aspect from how it appears during the rest of the year…frozen…suspended.  Winter isn’t a dead time…it is a beautiful, white paradise!


The fee for this Workshop is $179 per person, and does not include meals, lodging or local travel.  Contact us at and request an invoice.   We have arranged discounted lodging with the “Inn at Deep Creek.”  You will be provided with a discount code when you register with us for the Workshop.  With your invoice, you will be given your Group Lodging Code to guarantee your discount.  We recommend reservations for the nights of January 30 & 31, 2015.


Our lodging at the Inn at Deep Creek includes choices of rooms with two double beds, for $119; and single king beds for $129.  The Inn management recommends early reservations, due to the popular skiing season in the area during the winter;  the first night will be charged when you make your reservation; the Inn has a 72-hour cancellation requirement.  You must provide our Group Lodging Code to receive this discounted rate.


We will be limiting this Workshop to 15 participants.  We are now accepting registration/invoice requests, effective on October 2, 2014.  We look forward to hearing from you, and having you join us in January!

Ron Gaskins

October 2, 2014