Mountain Picnic

Please join us for an SPS Mountain Picnic At the home of Lon And Claudia 621 Coyote Run Road, Mathias, WV 26812




All SPS Members are invited

(whether or not you participate in the Frank Ceravalo photoshoot)

Barbequed Chicken, Brats and drinks provided.

Please bring a side dish to share


Directions from Winchester: take 50 west to Rt 259 (a mile or two past Gore exit and just past the fire station). Go left onto Rt 259 and follow through Wardensville and take the Baker exit, in about 9 miles. Follow about 12 miles to Lost River, past the General Store, the Lost River Grill and the Art Co-Op (all on the left) and make the next left at the top of the hill onto Lower Cove Run Road. Follow about 4 miles to Middle Cove Road (the first state road you can turn right on). Go about 2 miles to Coyote Run Road on the left, (marked by 15 mailboxes on the left) turn left and follow ½ mile to a small fence with an American Flag. 

Alternatively, if you are convenient to I-81, go south and take the Strasburg, Rt. 55 exit west and follow through Wardensville with the same directions as above.

RSVP: lonanderson62@gmail.comor 304-897-6570


Lost River Photo Shoot


Lost River Educational Foundation

Photography Class




with Frank Cerava/o

Saturday, August 24

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


West Virginia's premier landscape photog­ rapher, Frank Ceravalo, will lead a class of 10-12 students on an all-day photo shoot into Lost River State Park.

Learn and practice a number of photo techniques including landscape, macro, HOR, and possibly even wildlife. This is an opportunity for photographers at all levels to enhance their skills guided by a true master landscape photographer and ex­ perienced teacher: If time allows, he wal review some digital darkroom techniques with you to help you maximize the impact of your photos.

Students should bring cameras with fully charged batteries, zooms and/or macro equipment along with your operations manual and a tripod. Please bring a bag lunch. Water will be provided. Class wm gather at the Lost River Artisans Coopera­ tive building before leaving for the photo shoot.


Location: Lost River Artisans Co-op / Lost River State Park

Cost $65 Registration Required Register at:





Skyline Drive Nature Shoot

Only one bear sighting!


Nine Hearty souls turned out for the club’s second Skyline Drive photoshoot last Saturday, July 27, starting with a cloudy and hazy but very photogenic sunrise, and continuing through the day, capturing views from overlooks, forest hikes with many flowers and a profusions of butterflies, and a hike down a mountain to the capture Dark Hollow Falls -- one of the Park’s iconic waterfalls.  Special thanks to event organizers Ryan and Kristin Wilson (front center) for a great day of shooting, hiking and camaraderie!  Watch for postings of some our images from the shoot in the next few days. 


PHOTO FEST 2019—It’s on the Books as a Big Success


Photo Fest 2019 is over now, except for that lingering good feeling from knowing the club stepped out of its comfort zone to attempt something big -- and it succeeded. The two-day event, held June 15-16, included an exhibition and sale of our members’ work, three photo seminars by the pros at Mountaineer Excursions Photography, and an equipment Swap/Sale, all of which were held on Saturday. On Sunday, our group, also led by Mountaineer, headed off to Berkeley Springs for a half-day photo shoot in this very picturesque town, known for its healing baths that George Washington once frequented. Many thanks to all of our club members who came together to make this event such a success, and to the many area residents who came by to participate in our event. We even garnered TV coverage from a local station. An immediate result was seen the next night, when we had six guests attending our June monthly meeting, with a likely increase to our membership. We’re now looking at a Photo Fest 2020, expanding and improving upon this, our first effort. Stay tuned!!