Mountaineer Photo Excursions | Summertime, and the Livin'... and Photography...Can Be Easy!

Summertime, and the Livin'... and Photography...Can Be Easy!

May 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Summertime, and the Livin’ (and Photography) Can Be Easy!


In our part of the country, this past winter wasn’t too bad, but we certainly welcomed spring!  Amanda and I had a great time during our winter workshop in Savannah, Georgia, and fell in love with Tybee Island!  We’ve just returned from a terrific workshop in Ohio’s Hocking Hills, where we enjoyed the unique scenery of the waterfalls, rock formations, and even visited a little lost gem at the Rock Mill County Park.

We’ve also been scouting for our planned 2017 photo workshops.  Some of our workshops next year will be returns to previous locations we’ve discovered, while others will be entirely new venues, with sights and experiences that will facilitate great photography!  We’re also working to develop some new teaching experiences that will be especially useful to beginner photographers. 

Right now, we’re looking toward our next workshop, which will be our summer event at Blackwater Falls State Park, in Davis, West Virginia.  Blackwater Falls has always been my personal favorite of the Mountain State’s Parks, and I’m thrilled to bring our workshop there, along with folks eager to see and preserve its beauty.  We'll be there on August 26-28, but you can get all the details on our "Workshops" page.

Blackwater Falls State Park sits in beautiful Tucker County, and shares the space with Canaan Valley Resort State Park and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, along with many other wonderful views and locations.  We’ll be visiting as many as we can manage, as well as including opportunities to learn new photography skills.  We will learn what the Tucker County Convention & Visitors Bureau means when they encourage visitors to "Get Tucker'd!"

There will be plenty of wildlife, natural views, and more, as we base our weekend in an historic lodge, complete with restaurant, pool, exercise area, meeting space, and our discounted lodge rooms.  Our “Workshoppers” will have the chance to learn about photographing waterfalls, the ever present whitetail deer, mountaintop views, as well as spot metering, the histogram, controlling depth of field, use of various lenses, and more.

Summer in West Virginia, and the Livin’ ….and the Photography…. will be easy…. if you join Mountaineer Photo Excursions on this workshop.  Do you want to improve your photography?  Let us take you there!

Ron Gaskins

​May 2016