Mountaineer Photo Excursions | Put-In-Bay Summer Photo Workshop Registration Opens on Monday, February 24!

Put-In-Bay Summer Photo Workshop Registration Opens on Monday, February 24!

February 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Put in Bay on South Bass Island in Northern Ohio is a popular tourist location for those that have discovered it!  With the Butterfly House, the Crystal, the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, the Marblehead Lighthouse, and the South Bass Island Lighthouse, we have many options to exercise your photographic imagination.  Port Clinton (mainland) is 5 hours from Charleston, WV.


Mountaineer Photo Excursions, with Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox, are happy to announce our next Photography Workshop at Put In Bay, OH!

Effective at 6:00am, Monday, February 24, we are opening registration to our Put In Bay Summer Workshop, on July 25 – 27, 2014.  The Workshop will be limited to 14 participants, and the individual fee is $245.00.  The fee includes one round trip ferry ride from Port Clinton to South Bass Island; golf cart transportation during the day Put In Bay, and guided visits to various photo venues on the island and mainland, plus instruction by experienced photographers.  The fee does not include transportation to the area, lodging, or meals.


While our schedule and locations may vary according to weather and other variables, we plan to begin on Friday evening at 6:00pm on the mainland; travel to Put In Bay on South Bass Island on Saturday morning, spending the day on the island; then spend Sunday morning back on the mainland; we plan to conclude the Workshop by 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon.  As we develop additional details, we will share them with our registered participants.


To register, email us at , and request a registration package for the Put In Bay Summer Workshop.  You will be sent a Paypal invoice, which is payable through Paypal, your credit card, or you may mail a check.  Your spot is confirmed when your payment is received. In addition, you will be sent a standard Liability Waiver, which must be completed and returned in advance of the Workshop. 


If you must cancel, (and we hope you don’t), we will give you a full refund of your Workshop fee if we receive notice of your cancellation by 11:59pm on June 25, 2014.  Please contact me via email ( or phone (304.532.0070), NOT Facebook.


After June 25, we can only offer a 50% refund, unless we are able to fill your spot.  In that case, we will refund your full amount after the Workshop is completed. 

Attention!  Lodging Discounts!

We have confirmed discounted lodging rates at The Lighthouse Resort, located at 614 East Main Street, Marblehead, OH  43440.  You may reach them at 419-798-9600 or 877-H20-VIEW.


Your reservations must be secured with either MasterCard or VISA, and you must advise the desk clerk that you are with MOUNTAINEER PHOTO EXCURSIONS to receive the discount.  The quoted rates are for ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY!


Standard Room – 2 queen beds:  $139.00/night + tax

Kitchenette Room – 1 king bed:  $139.00/night + tax

Jacuzzi Room – 1 king bed:  $159.00/night + tax

Jacuzzi Suite – 2 king beds, Jacuzzi:  $269.00/night + tax

Great Lakes Suite – 2 king beds, full kitchen, dining room, 3 bathrooms:  $499.00/night + tax


These are for July 25, 26, 27; Friday, Saturday, & Sunday nights.  There is a $100.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve the suites.  The Lighthouse Resort has a 72 hour cancellation policy.  Call within 72 hours prior to the first night’s stay and no charge will apply.  Ritski’s Bar & Grill is on the premises, and offers waterfront dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner.


The Lighthouse Resort will be our “base of operations” for the Workshop.  We will meet there on Friday evening, and again for our last meeting on Sunday.  You may visit .

Should room availability run out, the Lake Point Motel is also nearby.  It is located at 908 East Main Street, Marblehead, OH 43440.  You may contact them at 419-798-4684.  Their website is  We do NOT have negotiated rates with the Lake Point Motel.




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