YES!  Mountaineer Photo Excursions also offers classes, in addition to our Excursion Workshops!  Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox are currently offering an online series of general and specialized photography classes.  We are also available to speak at your local club or a conference, or can arrange to share an online class with your group. See our "Classes at a Glance" schedule with detailed descriptions of each class below.  Our refund policy for Online Classes is shared on our "About Us" page. If you have questions, or want to be added to our “Mile Markers” newsletter, please visit our Contact Us page. 

 

 

2022 Mountaineer Photo Excursions Classes at a Glance

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Online Photo classes for 2022.  All classes will be offered via ZOOM.  

We are now offering online photography classes via Zoom. Registration for all online classes will be on Eventbrite.com.  Once you have registered/paid for your class, you will receive the needed info to access the online class prior to the class date.   

Amanda Haddox & Ron Gaskins of Mountaineer Photo Excursions will be sharing a special presentation for several photography clubs during the coming months.  

Ripley, WV; Friday, February 11, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

Huntington, WV; Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

Carolina Nature Photographers Association (via Zoom); Saturday, February 19, 2022, (time TBA)

Buckhannon, WV; Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 6:30 pm.  

Dunbar, WV; Monday, March 7, 2022; at 6:30 pm

 

 

 

Private Individual Classes are available in the Charleston, Ripley and Parkersburg, WV, areas. Ask about special arrangements for other locations.  Both two-hour and four-hour classes are available.  Contact [email protected] for full details.
 

       

 

 

 

 

  See below for further class descriptions and registration information.

 

"2 Photographers, 4 Cameras, and 60+ Bears"

Amanda Haddox & Ron Gaskins of Mountaineer Photo Excursions will be sharing a special presentation for several photography clubs during the coming months.  Gaskins and Haddox are based in Ripley and Charleston, WV, and teach photography workshops and classes.  Since 2012, they have led over 40 workshops across the eastern United States including West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Georgia, Maine, and others. 

In September of 2021, they traveled to southern Alaska, about 200 miles west of Anchorage.  With the goal of returning for an Alaskan photo workshop, Gaskins and Haddox spent a week with a local outfitter.  Traveling each day, they photographed beautiful snow-capped mountains, the colorful fall tundra, and of course, grizzly bears; taken from the air in bush planes and on the ground with their experienced guides.  

During their presentation, they will share some of their photographs and stories from their trip to “The Last Frontier,”  as well as sharing some “dos and don'ts” for an extreme adventure of this type.   Haddox and Gaskins will also have information on their full schedule of photo workshops in 2022, including trips to North Carolina and Maine.   

Jackson County Photography Club; Ripley, WV; Friday, February 11, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

Ohio Valley Camera Club; Huntington, WV; Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

Carolina Nature Photographers Association (via Zoom); Saturday, February 19, 2022, (time TBA)

Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club; Buckhannon, WV; Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 6:30 pm.  

Charleston Camera Club; Dunbar, WV; Monday, March 7, 2022; at 6:30 pm  

If your photography club is interested in having Ron & Amanda share this presentation at a meeting or via Zoom, please contact us at [email protected]  

 

 

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Private Individual Classes - Appointment Only

Our two-hour private class usually includes basic camera handling, including exposure controls, lens characteristics, and other related techniques.  We can tailor your private class to include specific topics that you wish to cover, along with targeted coverage of your particular camera model.  This class would be a classroom setup, although with the Covid-19 precautions, we would probably hold this at an outdoor location.  The two-hour class would not include a field trip.  We can also offer optional follow-up two-hour classes, if desired.  

We also offer a private four-hour class, which includes the same classroom instruction as the two-hour class, followed by a two-hour field trip with the instructor.  The field trip instruction would include additional hands-on camera usage, with emphasis on using the common camera controls and understanding how they contribute to achieving a well-exposed image; in addition, coaching will be provided on subject and lens choice and composition.  The four-hour private class requires completion of our standard Liability Waiver for participation.

 

We do offer the option of having a friend join you for the private classes at a discount.  Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more about rates, dates, and locations.    
 

In addition, we can arrange special private workshops at various locations.  Please contact us at [email protected] for full details, fees and to check for available dates.

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If your camera club or other organization is interested in hosting us to teach a class, please contact us.  We have offered several classes previously.  While most of these have been done traditionally, we can also offer many of them as "Zoom" online presentations.  These include:  
 
"Jumpstart Your New Camera"  
 
"Exposure and Understanding Your Light Meter"  
 
"Hocus Focus:  Get Sharper Photos"  
 
"Doin' It After Dark:  Night Photography"  
 
"Personal Travel Photography"
 
"13 Mistakes Photographers Make, and How to Stop!" 
 
"Digital Photography" 
 
"Winter Photography-Get Off the Couch!"
 
"Digital Camera Techniques"
 
"Forensic and Emergency Scene Photography" 
 
"Advanced Photo-Editing for the Beginner"
 
"The Original 50 Shades of Gray: Black & White Photography" 
 
"Get To Know Your Camera" 
 
"Critique Your Own Photos & Beat The Competition" 
 
"How to Photograph Your Art"