Free photo workshop planned for high school students at Hanna’s Town |

Free photo workshop planned for high school students at Hanna’s Town

Jeff Himler
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Pat Murphy of Greensburg attends a June 20, 2019, reception for the photography exhibit “Scenes of Westmoreland: Visions in Light,” in the Westmoreland History Education Center at Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield.

Area high school students can brush up on photography skills during a two-day workshop later this month at Historic Hanna’s Town.

Led by Westmoreland Photographers Society President Brian Kloock, the workshop will provide a hands-on learning experience focused on creating, processing and exhibiting photographs.

The Westmoreland Photographers Society, will present the free program 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Westmoreland County Historical Society’s history education center, on the grounds of the reconstructed frontier settlement at 809 Forbes Trail Road in Hempfield.

During the first session, students will learn about camera equipment, exposures, composition and post-processing. They’ll also take part in a guided photo outing on the Hanna’s Town grounds — exploring gardens of native plants, a forested trail and buildings representing 250 years of local history.

On the final day of the program, students will print and exhibit their best photographs at the education center.

This workshop is supported by a local arts grant made possible by the county commissioners.

Space is limited and registration is required by contacting Pamela Curtin, the historical society’s education coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-836-1800, ext. 212.

The program coincides with another collaboration with the photographers society — the education center’s inaugural exhibit, “Scenes of Westmoreland: Visions in Light.” The exhibit features the work of 10 photographers depicting architecture, scenery and faces that reflect the region’s heritage.

Visit to learn about the local photographers society.

The first seat of government in Westmoreland County in the 1700s and an important settlement on the Pennsylvania frontier during the American Revolution, Hanna’s Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a county park and the site of the historical society’s headquarters.

Visit for more information on the historical society, the education center and Hanna’s Town.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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