Amateur and professional photographers are invited to attend West Virginia's annual spring photography workshop April 7-9 at Twin Falls State Park, which offers some of the best opportunities for nature photography in the state park system.
Led by instructors Steve Shaluta and Steven Wayne Rotsch, the 2017 workshop will cover an array of subjects, including equipment and composition, natural lighting, action photography, digital imaging, and the use of computer software, according to Cody Cochran, the park's activities coordinator.
"There's plenty to photograph, including the park's Pioneer Farm, which is absolutely magical and which provides the opportunity for animal photography," Cochran said.
"We plant many flowers, which provide photographers another venue, and spring wildflowers are beginning to blossom throughout the park."
Cochran said tunnels of rhododren, clifftop overlooks, the ruins of a mill, and the park's namesake waterfalls are also subjects that frequently attract visiting photographers.
Shaluta, a former photographer for the W.Va. Department of Commerce, has had his photography appear in countless newspapers and magazines, with more than 300 covers to his credit. He has published seven books.
Rotsch is also an award-winning outdoors photographer and photojournalist who has worked with the Associated Press and many newspapers and has served as a state photographer for the West Virginia governor’s office.
The workshop package includes lodging, lunch Saturday, breakfast Sunday, and break refreshments. Prices are based on double occupancy, including a two-night stay in a two-queen at $225.98 or a two-night stay in a one-king is $233.14. A two-night stay in a two-bedroom cabin is $246.58 and a two-night stay in a two double will be $217.46. Single-occupancy accommodations are also available.
Twin Falls is located among the headwaters of the Guyandotte River in Wyoming County, near Mullens, and features a 47-room lodge, fourteen vacations cabins, a championship golf course as well as a campground and hiking and mountain-biking trails.
A full-service restaurant and conference center attracts meetings and reunions year-round.
Learn more at www.twinfallsresort.com or call 304-643-2931.