Dolly Sods Autumn One Day Workshop - September 30, 2023 - $395.00


Date: September 30, 2023
Location: Dolly Sods Wilderness & Canaan Valley, WV
Cost: $395.00
Time: Sunrise - Sunset (Mid Day Classroom)

We have timed this workshop to hopefully catch the Blue Berry bushes on Dolly Sods turning red for the autumn. The workshop will start out with a sunrise shoot at Bear Rocks Preserve on Dolly Sods where you will be able to photograph sweeping vistas, granite rock out crossings and miles of blue berry sods dressed in autumn reds, yellow and purples. After sunrise, we will be shooting a few other areas up on Dolly Sods looking for amazing woodland and forest scenes. After we have had several hours of great photography, we will head down to Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center in the valley for a bite to eat at the restaurant. After brunch/lunch, we will head into class for 2 hours where Joe will be covering his image editing workflow.

After class, we will head up to photograph at Dolly Sods once again for the remainder of the afternoon and sunset. The workshop concludes after sunset.

This one day workshop is rated easy - moderate depending on your level of fitness. There are no long hikes, but you must be able to hop over rocks and navigate over uneven and rocky terrain.

Whats Included:

  • Expert Field InstructionClassroom
  • PDF Workbook on Landscape Photography Techniques (delivered via email before the workshop)
  • 2 Hour Post Workshop Group Critique of students work via Zoom (we will schedule a date for this later)
  • Entrance Fees into the park

Whats Not Included:

  • Travel to, from and during the workshop
  • Lodging, meals and drinks

Recommended Gear:

  • A DSLR/Mirrorless Camera (film shooters also welcome)
  • Lenses ranging from 14mm-200mm
  • A sturdy tripod
  • Circular Polarizing Filter
  • Memory Cards
  • Camera Backpack or bag
  • Water Shoes or Waders for working in and around rivers and streams


We are currently working on setting up the group rate. We will have this completed by no later than late April and you will receive information on securing a discounted room rate.


The full amount, 395.00, is due at registration. Cancelations will only receive a refund if we can fill your space on the workshop.

We always recommend purchasing Trip Insurance in case of an emergency or other events that are out of your control that may cause you to have to cancel your participation.

Many of our clients have purchased travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services.