Great Smokies Mountains Cherokee National Forest 2023

Photos From Past Workshops

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The Art of Nature Photography in the Great Smoky Mountains

APRIL 12TH - 16th, 2023

Join us in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, and Cherokee National Forest for 4 days of photographing landscapes, cascades, and waterfalls. We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, shooting the landscapes, waterfalls, located in and around The Cherokee National Forest located along the west side of the Smoky Mountains.

The exact location and subjects will be determined by the weather.

In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 6.

Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.

General Itinerary - Plan to arrive on April 12th in Townsend, Tenn. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A and orientation. After which we will head out to shoot a sunset. The remaining days we will be heading out approx. 1-1/2 hour before sunrise, shoot until late afternoon when we will take a break for an early dinner, before heading out for the evening session. One afternoon we will spend discussing and demonstrating post processing, and a photo critique. This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a two miles over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.

The fee for this workshop is $950.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants.

A $300 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the balance is due by March 1, 2023. The deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by April 1, after which the deposit and balance will be refunded if the spot can be filled. Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in March.

To Register Click on the Link below and put Spring Smoky Mountain workshop in the subject line.