Basic photography classes planned

[BEAVER, W.Va.] Interested in learning how to take great photos with your camera? New River Community and Technical College is offering basic photography classes in Beaver, Lewisburg and Summersville in September and October.

Students will learn about their camera settings and functions and when and how to use them. They will also learn how to capture the perfect picture.

The basic photography classes will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver on September 23 and 24; at the Nicholas County Campus in Summersville on September 30 and October 2; and the Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg on October 7 and 8.

Mark Romano, owner of Images by Romano, will teach the classes. He has published 17 pictorial books, such as the acclaimed Brooks Run: We Mine Coal, and Heroes Among Us for the WV Veterans Legacy project.  Romano served as photographer and videographer for the Josh Stewart movie, The Hunted, and his coal photo exhibit has been on display at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. He has received awards from Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of West Virginia for his work. Romano published History of Webster County High School – 1974-2015 and pictorials for Richwood County High School in West Virginia. 

Pre-registration is required by September 16 for the class in Beaver, by September 23 for the class in Summersville and September 30 for the class in Lewisburg. The cost for the class is $75.00.

For more information or to register visit or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469,

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).