June 17, 2019 Meeting Program

 June 17 SPS Meeting Program

“13 Mistakes Photographers Make & How to Stop!” Mountaineer Photo Excursions will share some errors that both novice and experienced photographers make and explain how these errors affect your images. They will also teach you how to correct these mistakes to become better photographers, and to improve your images! Topics will include auto-focus points, the histogram, metering modes and more! This presentation will be useful for beginners, advanced and everyone in-between! 

Mountaineer Photo Excursions is about teaching and learning in interesting, exciting and attractive locations.  We have a full schedule of events already in place for 2019, with additional locations being planned out to 2022, which will be our 10thyear of teaching workshops!  Whether you like the beach, the mountains, history, wildlife, waterfalls, or just visiting somewhere different, we have a workshop that will fit your interest.  We don't just take you to beautiful places...we teach you to have a better understanding of how to use your cameras, as well as new photo techniques, to preserve and share your adventures! Learn more at www.MountaineerPhotoExcursions.com 


Ron Gaskins, owner of West Virginia Fine Photography, is known for illustrating the stories of others, as well as his own; documenting events, from conventions to firefighter training; and capturing images of wildlife, such as Rocky Mountain Elk in Kentucky and Blue Heron just down the road from his home. His photography and written work has been published in tour books, newspapers and magazines, including Wonderful West Virginia and Country Roads Journal. He has been selected as Resident Photographer for the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and as the Artist in Residence for the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Amanda Haddox, through her own In My Mind’s Eye photography business, has created some of the most striking landscape images from West Virginia and across the eastern United States.  In addition to her love for the scenery of the Mountain State, she enjoys photographing lighthouses along the east and west coasts, along with the Great Lakes.  Her work has appeared in magazines such as Shutterbug, Lighthouse Digest, and Pacific Standard, on West Virginia State Park brochures, and has been used in textbooks, as book covers, on websites, and in local newspapers.