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Halfway Through and Speeding Up!

August 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Halfway Through, and Speeding Up! 


We’re just into August of 2018, and we’re putting the workshop Jeep in high gear!  So far this year, we’ve done four photo workshops, including a Beginner Bootcamp and our first event in the Sunshine State, as we explored the “Ancient City” of St. Augustine!  The Jeep is gassed up and ready for the remainder of the year!


In August, we return to Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV, as Ron teaches the first of two “Road Scholar” workshops on Digital Photography.  Road Scholar is proud to offer 5,500 learning adventures in 150 countries and all 50 states, serving more than 100,000 participants per year. At any given time, 2,000 Road Scholars are experiencing the world on our learning adventures.  The second Road Scholar workshop is scheduled for September.  Road Scholar handles all registration, which includes instruction and lodging.


Our September workshop will find us returning to Pipestem Resort State Park at Pipestem, WV, for what we are calling our “Pipestem 2.0” workshop.  We visited here in April, but now we’ll enjoy southern West Virginia at the beginning of autumn.  We’ll also trade the main Park lodge for the Mountain Creek Lodge, located at the bottom of the Bluestone River Gorge, and accessed only by the Park’s tram.  In September, Amanda and Ron will also teach our second mini-workshop on “Learning Photoshop Elements 2018” at West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVU-P).


At the end of October, we will return to where we began six years ago, at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, KY.  Once again, we will be working with Trinity Shepherd, Park Naturalist, as we see and photograph Rocky Mountain Elk, cruise Dewey Lake in search of heron, eagles, hawks, and stunning autumn scenery.  


We also have a full schedule of Excursions planned for 2019, and we’ll be talking about those soon.  In the next few weeks, we’ll be opening registration for our first workshop of next year, to be held at Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia.  For more information on any of our workshops and classes, please contact us at      


More to come…I promise!


Ron Gaskins, August 9, 2018.  Happy Birthday to my daughter, Kathleen!