Virginia Hiking & Nature Studies: Forest Ecology, Wildflowers, Butterflies, Waterfalls, Trees, Wildlife. A Shenandoah Valley Naturalist Experience. 

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Nature Photography. Shenandoah Valley, Va.


Photography Workshop / classes and tips for wildlife, nature, scenery and landscape... available 350 days a year from dawn to dusk for learning or improving on either digital camera or 35mm. Location, central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and nearby counties.

For Photographers who enjoy the Blue Ridge mountains, we offer many hours in the wild that allow you to work in solitude in order to enhance your art with an accomplished Photographer and Master Naturalist.

I am Stephen T. Gibson, Owner of Wild Mountain Trout Fly Fishing, Virginia Smallmouth and Virginia Nature Guide, and a accomplished Photographer located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  

I have had works published and shown in the following:
* World Trade Shows
* EPA Presentations
* New York Botanical Gardens 
* National Wildlife Federation 
* The American Chestnut Foundation 


WHAT IS OFFERED:  One-on-one Guiding and/or Instructions for photographers who thrive to improve their skills and enhance the overall beauty of their finished work. 

Places we would visit in the Virginia Mountains:
* Appalachian Mountains
* Allegheny Mountains
* Shenandoah Mountain 
* Blue Ridge Mountains 
* Shenandoah National Park (SNP) 
* Blue Ridge Parkway

Intimate locations within the above mentioned mountain ranges and images to discover and explore: 
* Away from the crowds and traffic where you can be fully creative  
* Back roads 
* Ridges and hollows 
* Rock outcrops
* Vistas and panoramas 
* Forest Ecology
* Botany
* Wild trout streams
* Wildflowers
* Butterflies
* Deer
* Wild turkey 
* Lakes
* Wetlands (vernal pools and bogs)
* Mountain tops 
* Quiet sunsets and more.
(Some hiking may be required depending on what you are wishing to see and photograph.)

If you are already an accomplished photographer then I will hold my place in the background so you can work.  If you are in need of improving on your photographic skills, we will explore the following areas:
* Image composition 
* Lighting 
* Back lighting 
* Exposure
* Image flow 
* Subject matter 
* Depth of field
* Double exposures 
* F-stops and shutter speeds (if your camera has these settings) 
SEE Collage above for images with the correct use of lighting, color*, flow and composition. (* Color may vary based on browser, graphics card and monitor used.)

(540) 294-0354 multi-business phone line.


Rates:   Dates: Year Around
Half Day (4hrs): $80 ... 1 person
Full Day (8hrs.): $140 ... 1 person
Energy Fee: $15 to $25 depending on location. No driving fee if you drive.


Since photography is a unique and creative activity, we prefer to work with only one photographer in order to better customize the experience and increase opportunities for locating and viewing wildlife.

CALL our multi-business phone line at (540) 294-0354 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, to inquire about scheduling and to setup a tailored outdoors' creative photography workshop just for you. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, we're ready for you and some great shots in our mountains.


Photogrpahy, hiking, nature, fly fishing, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Virginia Hiking & Nature Studies: Forest Ecology, Wildflowers, Butterflies, Waterfalls, Trees, Nature, Wildlife. A Shenandoah Valley Naturalist Experience. 
Servicing Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Lexington, Waynesboro and surrounding counties.
Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Wintergreen, George Washington National Forest.
St. Mary's Wilderness, Ramsey's Draft Wilderness, Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Skyline Drive, Augusta Wetlands, Goshen Wildlife Management Area.