Workshop Details

  • Dates: October 4 - 7, 2015
  • Instructors: Joseph Rossbach
  • Cost: $995.00USD

West Virginia holds a secret: its mountains rival New England in tapestries of red, orange, gold, green and blue. And there is no other finer spot in all of West Virginia in the fall than the Monongahela National Forest. This is an amazing place for nature and landscape photography in any season, but in autumn it is truly awesome.

Physical Difficulty

Easy to Moderate. Most locations are close to roads and parking lots w/ some scrambling down hills to reach streams and falls. Longest hike 2 mile RT to photograph Lindy Point Overlook and Table Rock. All participants must be able to hike over rough and uneven terrain.


Day 1 (October 4th): We will meet at 2pm for an opening presentation and meet & greet followed by a sunset shoot in the mountains.

Day 2-3 (October 5-6): We will spend each day exploring many locations from mountain top vistas to intimate waterfalls and everything in-between. In the afternoons, we will have a short break and time for classroom presentations on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Day 4 (October 7): We will have our last shoot of the workshop at sunrise and for a few hours in the early morning. The workshop will conclude at 10am in time for everyone to check out of the Black Bear Resort.

West Virginia Highlands Autumn Workshop 2015

Deposit: West Virginia Highlands Autumn Workshop 2015

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Workshop Includes:
- Expert instruction and guiding in the field
- Informal digital darkroom instructional sessions
- Image critique sessions
Not Included:
- Transportation (Participants are asked to carpool. Due to insurance reasons, we are not able to drive any participants.)
- Lodging, meals & incidental costs
Recommended Equipment:
- Digital SLR camera (w/extra batteries and memory cards.)
- Wide to standard zoom lens, with their lens hoods (I carry 14-24mm and 24-70mm lenses)
- Telephoto zoom lens for extraction and abstract scenes (I use a 70-200mm lens)
- Tripod
- Cable or electronic shutter release
- Circular polarizing filter
- Graduated neutral density filters (if you use them.)
- Rocket blower and micro-fiber cloths for keeping glass surfaces dry and clean
- Flashlight or Headlamp
- Rain jacket and pants
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Bag to carry photo gear and extra food/clothing
- Waders or river shoes