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PhotoScenic Weekend Set For Oct. 25-26 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Tuesday, 09 03, 2013

Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – The 2013 edition of the PhotoScenic Kentucky Weekend will be at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Oct. 25-26, 2013.


This is the 51st year of PhotoScenic Weekend, conducted in cooperation with Kentucky State Parks. The all-digital photography workshop will cost $10 for adults; children under 12 are free.


This year’s featured speaker is Lewis Kemper, who has been photographing the natural beauty of North America for more than 30 years. His work has been published in magazines, books and calendars around the world. To learn more about Kemper, check his website:


On Friday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m., a question-and-answer session and digital camera instruction will take place to kick off the weekend.  Bring your questions. For more information about the weekend, visit:


The weekend is coordinated by Bill Luster, a retired photographer for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, and by Tom Hardin, former Courier-Journal director of photography.


An open critique and competition made up of photos shot during the past year and submitted by those attending will be conducted Friday evening. Those photos must be turned in by 5:30 p.m. Friday.


 Photographing by the participants will take place all day Saturday. The Saturday night session will be an open critique and competition of the photographs made during the weekend. 


To register, please email Luster at Provide the number and names of people in your group. The registration fee can be paid when you arrive.

Special lodging rates are available for participants. Call the park at 606-889-1790 or 1-800-325-0142 for reservations and tell them you are participating in the PhotoScenic Weekend.


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers something for everyone. Located on the 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, the park has a lodge and conference center as well as fishing, boating, swimming and more. The park also has cottages, a campground and a restaurant.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at