Autumn in West Virginia Photo Workshop - October 7-11, 2022

Cost: 2,195.00 USD
Deposit: 500.00 USD
Location: Canaan Valley, West Virginia
Size: 6

West Virginia holds a secret. Its mountains rival New England in tapestries of red, orange, gold, green and blue. And there is no other finer spot in all of West Virginia in the fall than the Monongahela National Forest. This is an amazing place for nature and landscape photography in any season, but in autumn it is truly awesome. From the fiery red covered heath barrens of Bear Rocks and Dolly Sods to swirling leaves in plunge pools of mighty waterfalls, this area is by far the mid-Atlantic’s best kept autumn secret. Let me take you on a journey to some of the best spots in the Monongahela for classic autumn color hot spots.

Includes

5 days of intensive photography instruction in the field and classroom, image lectures. image critiques, post processing training in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop & a custom printed 12x18” Fine Art Print of your chosen image from the workshop.

Does Not Include

Airfare, transportation, lodging & meals. We have secured a discounted room rate at a hotel in Canaan Valley for participants (this is also where we will be conducting classroom sessions). Car pool ride sharing is encouraged for traveling to shooting locations.

VISION & FOCUS

Joseph will focus on learning to “see” the landscape in new ways; unlocking creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, they will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and remarkable images. During classroom sessions we will focus on creative and technical skills to help unlock vision & creativity. Image critiques will allow you to get feedback on your work throughout the week ensuring that you hone your skills and continue to push your personal and creative boundaries. Classroom editing sessions will cover Joe’s unique and creative approach to image development. In addition, you will leave the workshop with a gorgeous fine art print of your own made on professional fine art paper and printed with the top of the line ink jet printer.


Itinerary

Friday
Meet & Greet starting at 5pm at the hotel followed by classroom lectures on Composition/Use of Light & shooting locations.

Saturday
Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lectures on shooting techniques including compositions, best practices, use of filters, creative exposure and more. Late afternoon/sunset field session.

Sunday
Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lecture on shooting intimate images & waterfalls. Late afternoon/sunset field session.

Monday
Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session on editing images in Adobe Lightroom & image critique session. Late afternoon/sunset field session.

Tuesday
Sunrise/morning field session. Workshop concludes at 10am.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY

There won’t be any long hikes on this workshop, but we will have to scramble up and down some steep hillsides and along uneven terrain to reach several of the waterfalls on the workshop. Also, when we are shooting up on Dolly Sods we will will be hiking on granite ledges and among small boulders that require good balance and stability.