Mountain State Photographer’s Conference 3.0 has been cancelled

Important Announcement!

Unfortunately, due to low registrations, the Mountain State Photographer’s Conference has been canceled.  All those who have paid their registrations will be refunded.  Additional information will be shared as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We recommend that anyone who has made lodging reservations at Cedar Lakes Conference Center (or local hotels) contact them immediately to cancel those reservations.  

Please remember that our Staff members are all volunteers.  It may take a few days before you receive your refund, but you will get it.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Ron Gaskins, Conference Chairman




New Event!

The Charleston Camera Club is pleased to announce that we are bringing Eddie Tapp, internationally known professional photographer and educator, to the Kanawha Valley for a special presentation, “Eye to Eye: A Creative Challenge.” Canon USA is sponsoring this appearance by Mr. Tapp, who is a Canon “Explorer of Light.” The “Explorers of Light” concept was initiated by Canon USA several years ago as program for photographic education and inspiration. Today, this select group is comprised of the most influential photographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.


On Friday, August 18, 2017, at 6:30 pm, Eddie Tapp will share his creative vision with interested photographers and the public, at the LaBelle Theater in South Charleston, located at 311 “D” Street. This event will be free and open to the public.


As a photographer, the greatest honor in his photographic career was being invited to be an Explorer of Light with Canon USA, and in his educational career was being inducted into the “Photoshop Hall of Fame.” He is proud and blessed with the highest awards from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) which include the Gerhard Bakker Award, National Award and Directors Award and others where he is honored with the distinction of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Master of Electronic Imaging, Approved Photographic Instructor and Certified Professional Photographer.

Eddie Tapp brings over 50 years of photographic experience and quality assurance for his clients. His range of experience includes commercial photography, personal and business portraits, head shots, portfolio images, corporate, advertising, aerial, drone, video, post production, editing and more!

You can learn more about Eddie and his work at his website,

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