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Program #2479RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Norman from Estero, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
I initially wondered why there were "repeat attenders", now I understand. Luis & Beatriz Pita provide an excellent learning experience both photographic and geographic. The program coordinator; Jordan Mebane, made every effort to ensure we all had a superior stay. Frank Masters was the icing on the cake, providing the local history and color. Once the course is over you WILL understand what all those button and knobs on your camera can do. The "Outdoor Photography at its Best" team will help learn your part.

Thomas from Savoy, IL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
This is an excellent experience for those of us who enjoy photography. Luis and Beatriz Pita made the week most interesting and conducive to becoming better at photography. Tom Frey in Savoy, IL

Rose Marie from Hilton Head Island, SC Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT ITS BEST, #2479, October 20-25,2013 Pickens, SC. This program was in conjunction with Clemson Univ. and we stayed at their Youth Learning Center. The instructors (Mr. Luis Pita and his able volunteer assistant, Ms. Beatriz Pita) were EXCELLENT. The YLC coordinator (Mr. Jordan Mebane) was excellent. The chef (Mr. Michael) was excellent. The bus drive (MR. FRANK, WAS SUPER EXCELLENT. The program was excellent and was enjoyable and educational. Our fellow classmates was helpful, polite, prompt, and a pleasure to be with and in closing, the photography instructions were very good and were enjoyed by the inexperienced as well as the more professional person. RM and D. of HHI, SC

Ann from Farmville, VA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
The sites we visited were beautiful and there were many opportunities to take pictures and have those pictures critiqued.

Miriam from Allendale, SC Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
Northwestern So. Carolina is a great place to visit for a photography course! We were taken to see--and photograph--some beautiful hills and valleys, ponds, lakes, and waterfalls! Our housing was comfortable and the meals quite good.Our scholarly "leader" and his wife offered timely hints and tips on taking better photos and in cropping them later. I'd recommend this trip to anyone interested in seeing more of S.C.--and in taking better pictures! mb in sc

Gladys from Chelsea, AL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
This RS experience was made more wonderful by the great participants, warm and pleasant every one! Of course learning was a key part of the week, and we couldn't have had better instructors than Luis and Beatriz Pita. George Ann went way beyond expectation in assuring or needs, comforts, even meeting the slightest whim with a smile. The scenery is amazing!

Paul from Arlington, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
My wife and I had a great time. It was her first trip with Road Scholar and she can't wait for the next one! We enjoyed seeing so much of this area as well as meeting new people. Luis, Beatriz and Georgeann all made the week exciting, entertaining and a wonderful learning experience.

Nancy from Hubbard, OH Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
This is a great trip and Luis and Beatriz are super helpful. I have done this 4 times. He is a humorous teacher so the lessons are fun.

Beatriz from Cumming, GA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
This program was a delight. The scenery in this part of the country is beautiful and photo opportunities abound. The instructor was very helpful and had a great sense of humor. The program Director bent over backwards to make sure that everyone was happy. The participants were exceptionally nice and helpful to each other.

Barbara from Cinnaminson, NJ Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
This was an exceptional photo trip. It is my 8th with Road Scholar in less then 2 years and my 4th photo trip. The hostess, Georganne was incredibly well organized, helpful and available 24/7. Both she and Luis, the instructor, told us what to expect at each stop. The beauty of this trip was that we shot at 9 different locations over the course of 4 days.I am taking this trip again in the fall and recommend it to any photographer regardless of expertise.

John from Fort Walton Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
My wife and I repeated this photography program because we enjoyed last year's program so much. The instructor Luis Pita and his wife Beatrix made every minute of our time a wonderful learning experience. i recommend this program and these people to anyone with a camera and an interest in learning.

Nancy from Central, SC Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
I very much enjoyed this photography program and felt that I learned a lot. I participated as a commuter since I live in the area and felt it was a very good value. The instructor Luis and his wife Beatrice were very knowledgable and provided us with valuable instruction on composing the shot and settings on our cameras. I think that expert photographers as well as beginners would benefit. The staff was well organized, took good care of us and provided interesting information about this part of SC. I intend to be back in the spring for another session.

Cherrie from Nashville, TN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
This was my first Roads Scholar trip and I very much enjoyed the experience. I look forward to going on other trips with this orgainzation. It was very well organized, informative, affordable. Not only was it a good learning experience but the other participants were great.

Paul from Weare, NH Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
Several good photo locations, although the meal-time regimen causes loss of best shooting times. If meals could be arranged before/after peak "good light" times, that would be very useful. Speaking of meals, several attendees lauded the meals -- sorry, but I disagree. They seemed to be "a school lunch starch, another starch, a starch-like product, and chopped lettuce salad" menu. One night out would satisfy the yearning for food.

Nancy from Hermitage, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
This was my third Road Scholar trip and I've enjoyed every one and plan to attend again next April.
Nancy Garrett==Hermitage, Pa.

Nancy from Hubbard, OH Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
I did this program 3 years ago as a spring program and enjoyed it. This year we did it in the fall with a different instructor and enjoyed it even more. The staff is super and the accomodations work fine.I have been using a Nikon D-7000 and relied mostly on auto. With luis's help and the help of fellow participants I really began to experiment and feel I made good gains. I have every intention of going next spring with several friends.

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