CASS, W.Va. – Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will host a photography workshop featuring national award winning photographer Clayton Spangler from Friday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 12. All skill levels are welcome and participants should bring their cameras, film or memory cards, tripods, sturdy walking shoes and outdoor clothing. Electric cords and outlets will be available for those interested in bringing their laptop computers.
The workshop will begin Friday evening for meet-and-greet from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday will feature a variety of classroom and field experiences followed by an evening cookout. The workshop will wrap up Sunday afternoon. The three-day workshop topics include:
- Composition techniques
- What makes a successful photograph
- Visualization exercises
- Equipment use
- Using flash effectively
- Field work to reinforce lessons
- Workflow practices
- Image enhancement technique
Clayton Spangler’s photographic images have appeared in outdoor magazines such as Wonderful West Virginia, Paddler, and Southern Living as well as brochures, advertising, and marketing projects nationwide. His work also is included in the Professional Photographers of America’s traveling loan collection. Various assignments have allowed him to visit and photograph areas from eastern Canada to the mountains and plains of the Carolinas.
In addition to his journalistic and environmental portraiture, Clayton also shoots fine art, landscapes and nature photography. His work captures the essence of location, mood and feeling in every shot. His work is represented by the Art emporium Gallery in Charleston, W.Va.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, located in Pocahontas County, offers train trips that transport visitors back in time to relive an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life. Participants of photography workshop are encouraged to stay in one of the state park’s restored company two-story houses. The steam locomotives, historic town and the rich beauty of the area will provide participants with many enjoyable learning opportunities. Workshop space is limited. For photography workshop registration or for overnight accommodations, call 1-304-456-4300.
Andy Bennett, Cass Town Superintendent