Still Time To Register for RSVP’s Photography Seminar : Eye on iPhone Photography, Aug. 28, at Green Spring Gardens

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There is still time to sign up for RSVP’s upcoming photo seminar at Green Spring Gardens, scheduled for Aug. 28.

RSVP-Northern Virginia, the region’s largest volunteer group for those 55 “or better” will hold a free seminar on iPhone photography, Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m., at  Green Spring Gardens Park in the  Alexandria section of Fairfax.  The two-hour event is free and open to the public.  

Pre-registration for this event is required. You can sign up by emailing RSVP outreach specialist Rob Paine at or you call Rob at  703-246-7957, be sure to leave your name and email in your voice message.  You can also  sign up online at

For the fastest  direct link to the event sign up page, please click Eye on iPhone RSVP Seminar at Green Spring.

Image 292The seminar, lead by Rob, who is an award-winning photographer, will focus on techniques for getting the most out of the camera you always have with you, your phone. Rob will also discus some of his favorite  phone and tablet apps for editing and uploading photos. The talk will be followed by a short photowalk around the parks’s beautiful gardens.

Even if you do not currently use a phone for taking pictures, you will find the talk helpful as it will include a section of how to take a more creative approach to your photography, whether you are using a phone or a digital SLR or digital pocket camera.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) provides personalized support to seniors and retirees who are seeking meaningful and fun service experiences in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. 

Green Spring Gardens Park, operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, is located at 4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312. Green Spring  has a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a plant shop, two gift shops, a historic house, and a horticultural reference library.  Admission to the park is free and there is ample onsite parking. 

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Green Spring depends on hundreds of volunteers each year to maintain the park’s beauty. To learn more about volunteering at Green Spring, please contact Ralph Weitz Volunteer/FROGS Membership Coordinator at Green Spring by calling 703-324-9768 or by emailing Ralph at

Before joining RSVP, Rob worked for several local community newspapers for more than two decades. He was also a  photo editor at The Associated Press for nine years and was a photo coach at a national wedding photo studio that offered documentary-style coverage.  Rob also specializes in  nature photography when he is not working at RSVP. He has published a book of his flower photography.

RSVP offers more than 300 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, and teaching financial literacy. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including the annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. 

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are also invited to monthly volunteer group service projects and social gatherings. 

RSVP would like to extend a very special thanks to the staff of Green Spring Gardens that has provided its lecture hall for this event.

To learn more about RSVP, please visit RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.  To learn more our Green Spring Gardens, please visit

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