Workshops - Steve Shaluta Photography
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I began teaching photography classes in 1982 for local schools and organizations in Grafton, WV. 

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In 1983 I was asked by Emily Fleming of WV State Parks to participate in a photography workshop being held at Pipestem State Park in Summers County, WV.  My first paid workshop!  I would be teaching with my Grafton photography friend Jerry Isner.  Arnout Hyde, Gerald Ratliff and Osbra Eye, three of the premier outdoor/nature photographers in WV would round out the instructors.  I prepared everyday for several months to teach, borrowing slide projectors and music syncing equipment from WV state parks for this purpose. 

Earl Benton, photographer for the Charleston Daily Mail was at the workshop and decided to write an article for the Daily Mail about these new up and coming WV photographers.  The result being a full page article with pictures, including this one Earl took of me.  I'm holding my Minolta XD7 camera with a Spiratone Sharpshooter 400mm lens, ($49.95) mounted on an aluminum gunstock mount, with a cable release for shutter.  The Sharpshooter was slightly better than shooting through a coke bottle. 

Since that first workshop in 1983 I have given 100+ in West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and now Florida.

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Workshops

Oakland Nature Preserve Wildlife Photography Workshop

March 10, 2018 - 9am - 5pm
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, Florida 34760

Join wildlife photographer Steve Shaluta for this exciting all day workshop.
Topics will include equipment choice, technique, composition, post processing,
 in addition to field work taking photos around the Preserve.

Twin Falls State Park Spring Photography Workshop
April 27-29, 2018

Twin Falls Resort State Park will host the annual Spring Photography Workshop on April 27-29, 2018. Professional photographers Steve Shaluta, Steve Rotsch and park superintendent Scott Durham are the workshop instructors. If you’re an amateur photographer or a working pro, you will pick up lots of tips to increase your photo skills. The workshop is the perfect time to learn new skills and hone old ones, according to Scott Durham. Twin Falls 4,000 acres, complete with the park’s Pioneer Farm, create picture perfect settings for photography. There is always the possibility you’ll also capture photographs of the park’s flora and fauna. Past workshop’s have included discussions about various types of photography equipment and photo editing tools, composition, using natural light and flash photography, how to photograph people, action photography, scenic photography, digital imaging and file storage. Both Steve’s also have experience with aerial and drone photography. The classes are very fluid and participant’s questions and requests are always welcome. The workshop include lots of hands-on photography outings, including a popular night photography session when weather permits. If you have a specific interest or subject you’d like to learn, ask the instructors and they will make every effort to help. The Sunday morning session includes a critique of their student’s favorite photographs. Steve Shaluta retired from the West Virginia Department of Commerce after a 30-year illustrious and award-winning photography career. His photos have graced more than 350 magazine covers, tourism advertisements and newspaper and magazine articles. He author or co-author of twelve books, including the most recent, “Wild & Wonderful the Wildlife of West Virginia.” Steve now spends his time photographing wildlife between Florida and West Virginia. Steve Rotsch is an international award-winning photographer, including 1st place in Nikon’s American Mosaic Contest and who has been photographing the great outdoors for more than 40 years. He has worked as a forensic photographer, photojournalist, commercial photographer and has been a personal photographer to five West Virginia Governors. Steve has published seven books. You can find more information about the instructors on Facebook at “Steve and Steve Photography Workshops.” You can see their work at steveshaluta.com and stevenrotsch.com.

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Twin Falls State Park Fall Photography Workshop
October 5, 6, & 7th,  2018

Twin Falls Resort State Park will host the annual Spring Photography Workshop on April 27-29, 2018. Professional photographers Steve Shaluta, Steve Rotsch and park superintendent Scott Durham are the workshop instructors. If you’re an amateur photographer or a working pro, you will pick up lots of tips to increase your photo skills. The workshop is the perfect time to learn new skills and hone old ones, according to Scott Durham. Twin Falls 4,000 acres, complete with the park’s Pioneer Farm, create picture perfect settings for photography. There is always the possibility you’ll also capture photographs of the park’s flora and fauna. Past workshop’s have included discussions about various types of photography equipment and photo editing tools, composition, using natural light and flash photography, how to photograph people, action photography, scenic photography, digital imaging and file storage. Both Steve’s also have experience with aerial and drone photography. The classes are very fluid and participant’s questions and requests are always welcome. The workshop include lots of hands-on photography outings, including a popular night photography session when weather permits. If you have a specific interest or subject you’d like to learn, ask the instructors and they will make every effort to help. The Sunday morning session includes a critique of their student’s favorite photographs. Steve Shaluta retired from the West Virginia Department of Commerce after a 30-year illustrious and award-winning photography career. His photos have graced more than 350 magazine covers, tourism advertisements and newspaper and magazine articles. He author or co-author of twelve  books, including the most recent, “Wild & Wonderful the Wildlife of West Virginia.” Steve now spends his time photographing wildlife between Florida and West Virginia. Steve Rotsch is an international award-winning photographer, including 1st place in Nikon’s American Mosaic Contest and who has been photographing the great outdoors for more than 40 years. He has worked as a forensic photographer, photojournalist, commercial photographer and has been a personal photographer to five West Virginia Governors. Steve has published seven books. You can find more information about the instructors on Facebook at “Steve and Steve Photography Workshops.” You can see their work at steveshaluta.com and stevenrotsch.com.