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THE ALBEMARLE TOURISM AND ADVENTURE CENTER IN CROZET

TO HOST LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Local photographer Ben Greenberg to lead event held on April 16th

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (April 11, 2016) - The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) announces a landscape photography workshop to be held at the Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center located in downtown Crozet (5791 Three Notch'd Rd). 

On Saturday, April 16th starting promptly at 9:00 a.m., well-known local photographer Ben Greenberg will provide participants with an opportunity to learn important principles of landscape photography. The presentation will be followed by a group shooting session at a nearby local site. After the group breaks for a short lunch, it will reconvene at the Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center for a critique of photographs taken and a brief introduction to computer image processing.

The goal of this series of free programs is to engage visitors and locals alike, about topics related to activities and events that can be enjoyed in the western part of Albemarle County.  "An opportunity to have Ben Greenberg, an award-winning and published photographer, bring his talent to Crozet for others to learn from is truly exciting,' said Kurt Burkhart, CACVB's Executive Director. 

Ben Greenberg is devoted to the goal of capturing the full range of diverse natural beauty throughout the United States, but especially in his home state of Virginia. The purpose of this commitment is to help others appreciate and take pleasure in the varied qualities of our natural environment and how our future and that of succeeding generations depend upon the conservation and preservation of this environment.  Ben is a lifelong resident of Virginia who moved to Charlottesville for the third time in 2002. He grew up in Richmond and lived most of his adult life there. His passion for photography began in 1970 when his oldest son was born and he was lent a manual Kodak Retina C Camera to photograph this life changing experience. From this beginning his fascination with and commitment to photography grew quickly as he began capturing images of his family and the world around him.  Ben's photography education and training has come from many sources. He has dedicated himself to a lifetime of photographic study, especially learning from the work of the great photographers of the natural world through various publications, including his still growing library devoted to photography.  In March 2014, Ben published his first photography book, Natural Virginia.  A coffee table size book, it features panoramic color landscape photographs from throughout the state. Ben is currently working on his second book.

The new Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center is now operational and the CACVB staff is ready to educate visitors and locals about the array of tourism assets to be enjoyed in our area.  This new visitor center is located in the historic train depot in Downtown Crozet, which until recently was home to the town's library.  The space inside this beautiful building is shared with a consortium of local artisans, the Crozet Artisan Depot, LLC (Artisans), making it a must-see location for visitors.  The Artisans are also planning to host events such as jam sessions (in partnership with The Front Porch) with local musicians at this location. The jam sessions will be from 7-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.  Please check the event calendar at www.visitcharlottesville.org/visitors/calendar-of-events/ for a complete list of events.

 

About the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB):
In addition to serving as the global resource for marketing the tourism assets of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, through www.visitcharlottesville.org, the CVB assists tour operators, meeting planners, reunions and other groups in planning visits to the destination.  CACVB's mission is "to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets."  CACVB operates the Downtown Visitor Center (610 E Main St) which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a second visitor center, the Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center in downtown Crozet (5791 Three Notch'd Rd) at the historic train depot. The CACVB also provides a touch-screen kiosk at Monticello's Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.  The official website of the CACVB is www.visitcharlottesville.org.  In addition, the organization manages powerful social media channels; ExperienceCharlottesville on Facebook, @VisitCVille on Twitter, CVilleVA on Pinterest, and @CharlottesvilleVA on Instagram and Vimeo.