Location Scouting in Vandergrift - is like a box of chocolates
In my Black and White One class I started a tradition of making at least one field trip as part of the courses look at Landscape, almost every class voted for an urban experience, and I have really enjoyed these expeditions. I have always said that a pleasant walk is one you take with your camera. It is an excellent wellness exercise, it's really the best way to explore a neighborhood and an excuse no matter what the weather to maybe meet someone new.
This tradition has taken us to Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, East Liberty, Wilkinsburg, New Kensington and this October 13 we will travel to Vandergrift in Westmorland County. For a little History:
A new tradition I am starting here at Richard Kelly Experience is that these field trips are open to any format, any camera to any skill level. They will be a two-part workshop, The first will be the on-location portion and then a few weeks later a review and critique. That is what makes this a bit different than a traditional photo walk. The review critique is where we really learn how to be better photographers.
This past week I ventured out to Vandergrift with my daughter Grace to location scout and previewed what might be possible. This is more than a place for urban landscapes, there are unique architecture and interesting people. In October the Sycamores on Washington Avenue should add color to the scenery, and the crisp air might just add a cyan blue sky, no matter what the weather I think Vandergrift may be one of my go-to photo destinations, If nothing else, the Sweetlane Chocolate shop is a new favorite malted milk balls and all.
Join us as we explore the unique intersections of Vandergrift Pennsylvania a company town like no other.