Photo Safari: Nature Photography Field Trip, The Institute

Saturday May 14th, 2022 * 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
This is a fun and educational “photo safari” geared toward beginner to intermediate photographers.
Led by Institute faculty member and accomplished nature photographer, Dave Graff, the excursion will visit a local area likely to provide many opportunities to practice nature photography skills.
The proposed location is Antietam Meadow Park near Waynesboro, but that could change, depending on the status of wildflower blooms and other available subjects.
“We will be doing nature photography, concentrating on scenic, macro-photography (close-ups of plants, insects, etc.), and even some telephoto photography of birds if the opportunity presents itself,” Dave said. 
SLR or mirrorless cameras are ideal. “This isn’t really a trip for ‘point and shoot’ cameras,” Dave said, “although some ‘phone-based’ photography can be practiced.
The concentration is really on cameras with interchangeable lenses.”
Dave will have a couple of cameras and multiple lenses that participants can use and compare to their own equipment if they are considering purchasing new gear.
“This offers an invaluable experience that you can’t get shopping online or even in a photography store,” he said.
Time: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Timing may vary…might end a little earlier or it may run a little longer—depending on the quality of light and energy level of participants.
Cost: $15 for Institute members; $20 for general public.
Space is limited and registration is required. Email The Institute at, or call 717-762-0373.

Intro to Photography classes, Art Alliance of Greater Waynesboro

June 17th, 2021 – July 22nd, 2021 * 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Intro to Photography class will take place on six Thursdays and is geared toward beginners who wish to learn how to create quality photographs with a variety of settings and subjects.
Audrey Rouzer will teach camera settings and operation, exposure, composition, quality of light, file management, use of color and Lightroom and Photoshop basics.
Intro II will meet for six sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: June 15 & 29, July 8 & 22 and August 5 & 19.
The Intro to Photography II curriculum includes lighting products and people, shooting for a client, business practices (contracts and model releases) and Lightroom and Photoshop demonstrations.
Both classes will be held in the Music Makers space at 46 W. Main St. in downtown Waynesboro.
The classes are open to people age 16 and older and limited to 8 participants, with pre-registration required.
The fee for each class is $100 for adults, discounted to $90 for students, seniors and military.
An additional $45 materials fee is required upfront for each class, which includes one 11×14 print and corresponding frame, plus three 5×7 prints with corresponding mats and sleeves, for an exhibit and reception displayed in Music Makers at the end of the class.
A DSLR camera (with adjustable settings) is recommended, but not required. Covid safety measures will be in place.
For more information, email: or call 717-655-2500.
Online registration and downloadable registration forms are available at