West Virginia
Through the Lens of Learning: Photography in West Virginia
With natural and historical West Virginia as your backdrop, see the world through your own camera lens, and improve your digital photography skills with guidance from an expert.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22904RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

With quaint, rural western West Virginia as your subject, get to know your digital camera on a deeper level with instruction from a professional photographer. Get a better grasp on your camera’s controls, learn how to select the best lens and improve your technique with lessons on composition, exposure, black and white photography and so much more. Explore themes like nature, travel, history and wildlife through the lens of your digital camera, and return home with some of the best souvenirs of your travels: the photos you took yourself!
Activity Level
Easy Going
For beginner to intermediate photographers.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expand your knowledge of digital photography with a range of classroom lessons, from lens selection to basic composition.
  • Put what you learned to use on photo walks along Cedar and Mirror Lake, past covered bridges, log cabins and more.
  • Bring your favorite photos to open studio for a group critique, and get tips on how to improve your work.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Ron Gaskins
For over forty years, Ron Gaskins has looked at the world through his camera’s viewfinder. For many years, he enjoyed photography as a hobby, shooting 35mm film. In 2008, he started his own business, West Virginia Fine Photography. In 2015, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park welcomed Ron as their “Artist in Residence,” where he photographed scenes and activities within the Park for two weeks. In 2016, Ron was selected as judge for the Nature Visions Expo, a state-wide photography conference in Virginia.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image
Ron Gaskins
View biography
<%= Bio %>

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback